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David E. (Dave) Rorabaugh

May 27, 1944 ~ June 20, 2023 (age 79) 79 Years Old


Rorabaugh, David (Dave) E., 79, Portage, passed away June 20, 2023 at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.  Dave was born May 27, 1944. He grew up on the Rorabaugh farm near New Germany and graduated in 1962 from Central Cambria High School in Ebensburg.  Dave was the son of the late Samuel and Hazel (Shetler) Rorabaugh.  Deceased family members include: his parents, daughter, Deborah L. Rorabaugh, brother, Wayne Rorabaugh, numerous brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, and nieces and nephews. Dave is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Dolores (Zock) Rorabaugh; daughters, Diane, wife of Daniel Shuty of Duncannon, PA; Danielle, wife of Thomas Andolina of Pittsford, NY; and Donna Rorabaugh, of Portage. He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren, Juliana Shuty, Nathan Shuty, Grace Andolina, Christopher Andolina and Grand Fur Baby, Sophie. Survived by sisters, Bonnie Leibfreid, of Summerhill and Suzanne, wife of Randy Widmer, of Pittsburgh, sisters-in-law, Kathryn Mackovyak and Regina Gillin, and many nieces and nephews. Dave retired from UA Local 354 Plumbers and Pipefitters, where he was an active member for 47 years. He looked forward to his monthly retiree breakfasts with his work friends to reminisce and to talk shop. Dave enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren, keeping up with world events, building campfires and gatherings with family and neighbors.  He was a Lifetime member of the Jamestown Rod & Gun Club and was willing to help anyone with plumbing and furnace repairs. According to his grandchildren he had the wisest ‘Grandpa-isms’ and wore the coolest welding hats and suspenders. Friends will be received from 4-8 p.m., Friday at the Serenko-Claar Funeral Home, PC, Portage, where funeral services will be held at 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Father Thomas Stabile, TOR, officiating. Committal will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Portage. Online condolences may be made at 

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June 23, 2023

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Serenko-Claar Funeral Home, PC, Portage
812 Main Street
Portage, PA 15946

Funeral Service
June 24, 2023

12:30 PM
Serenko-Claar Funeral Home, PC, Portage
812 Main Street
Portage, PA 15946

June 24, 2023

1:15 PM
St. Mary s Cemetery, Portage


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