David A. Duff


David A. "Dave" Duff, 77, a resident of Pennsfield Apartments, Selinsgrove, and former longtime resident of Sunbury, passed away Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, at his home.

Dave was born Jan. 5, 1942, in Sunbury, a son of the late Joseph W. and Ruth (Herrold) Duff. On May 18, 1968, he married the former Bonnie L. Moyer who survives.

He was a 1959 graduate of Sunbury High School. Following graduation Mr. Duff enlisted in the Army serving with the 101st Airborne Division. He was honorably discharged on Aug. 21, 1964.

Dave then completed training at the State Police Academy. After 20 years of service with the Sunbury Police Department, Mr. Duff retired with a rank of Sergeant. Following retirement he gained employment with North Central Secure Treatment Unit in Danville for 12 more years of service.

Dave was a member of the Susquehanna Valley Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 52 and of the American Legion Post 201, Sunbury.

After retirement he enjoyed relaxing while watching western shows and movies on television and gathering at local diners for coffee.

In addition to his wife of 51 years, Mr. Duff is survived by two daughters, Sharon L. Barr and husband Brian K. of Baltimore, Md., and Susan L. Duff and wife Anna Kohr of Harrisburg; one son, Brian S. Duff and wife Valerie A. of Wellsboro; four grandchildren, Linda and John Barr and Shiloh and Emily Duff; and one sister, Nancy Jo Bucher of Sunbury.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Jean L. Faux.

Friends and family may visit from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, at the Zweier Funeral Home, 157 Chestnut St., Sunbury, followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m. with Pastor Kurt Francis officiating.

Interment with military honors will be in the Kulpmont Protestant Cemetery.

Contributions in Dave's memory may be made to Geisinger Health & Hospice, 100 N. Academy Ave., Danville, PA 17822.
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Nancy Jo Bucher
Aug 13, 2019
I have wonderful memories of my big brother taking me on his bike for rides around the neighborhood and over to the high school around the back lot. Also, we would play Tarzan. Of course, David was Tarzan and I was Cheeta (the monkey).
Dwayne Aleta
Aug 12, 2019
Thank you Sergeant Duff for keeping us safe in Sunbury, May you Rest In Peace
Wendy Gross Bauman
Aug 12, 2019
My thoughts and prayers to the family. He was always a nice guy to talk to. God Bless and may he R.I.P. and Thank you for your service !! 🙏👮🏼‍♂️🙏
Rick Longenberger
Aug 12, 2019
Had the honor to work with Dave He was dedicated to the residents of Sunbury and was a strong supporter of our military. May he rest peacefully. Thank you for your service
Randy and Sue
Aug 12, 2019
We were so glad to see Dave and Bonnie on Friday. We'll cherish our last memories of him laughing and giving us driving directions! We love you all, R & S
Kelly Barr
Aug 12, 2019
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Kathy Stence
Aug 11, 2019
Country Basket Blooms was purchased for the family of David A. Duff by Kathy Stence.  Send flowers
Walter brosious
Aug 11, 2019
I worked with Dave as a Sunbury police officer and he along with all the officers on the force were all dedicated good men. Dave was well liked by all. Sorry for your loss
James ( Slim ) Cyr
Aug 11, 2019
Peace and love be with you, the families of both Dave and Jean. Dave and I walked to school together for a year or two, and I dated Jean briefly, many years ago. Yours in Christ's name, Jim