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David L. Vanderpool

February 16, 1929 ~ December 18, 2018 (age 89)

David L. Vanderpool, age 89, of Punxsutawney, passed away Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at his home. David was born February 16, 1929 in Punxsutawney to the late Oscar and Cora (States) Vanderpool. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 66 years, Evelyn Mae Vanderpool on April 15, 2015. He attended the Wesleyan Methodist Church. In 1962 he founded Vanderpool Auto Sales in Punxsutawney. Previously, he was a salesman for the plumbing and heating business for 20 years. He was a devoted family man and adored his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Surviving relatives include five children; Ronnie Vanderpool and wife Susie of Salem, VA., Karen Burinda and husband Wayne of Wentzville, MO., Elaine Chiplis and husband Bill of Punxsutawney, Gary Vanderpool and wife Toni of DuBois and Eddy Vanderpool and wife Terry of Punxsutawney. Eleven grandchildren; Dave Vanderpool, Dana Callaway, Mike Vanderpool, Leroy Grusky, Traci LaPrade, Julie Baun, Scott Vanderpool, Jesse Chiplis, Krystin Pogue, Chad Chiplis, Tony Chiplis and nineteen great grandchildren. In addition to his wife Evelyn, he was preceded in death by one brother; Edward Vanderpool and one sister; Bessie Bair. Friends will be received from 3-7 pm on Thursday, December 20, 2018 at the McCabe Funeral Home in Punxsutawney. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm on Friday, December, 21, 2018 at the funeral home with Pastor Steve Cassidy and Tom Spiker officiating. Private interment at Lakelawn Memorial Park will follow. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Wesleyan Methodist Church, 113 Lincoln Way, Punxsutawney, PA. 15767. Online condolences may be made at

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