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David F. Fetterman

1949 - 2021



David F. Fetterman, 72, of Milton, Pennsylvania, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 16, 2021, at his farm in Turbotville.

Born March 4, 1949, he was a son of the late Gerald and Alice (Gourley) Fetterman. On June 3, 1989, he married the former Deborah Gantt, who survives, and together they celebrated 31 years of marriage.

David was a 1967 graduate of Punxsutawney High School. He was enrolled in the ROTC program while attending Penn State University, and joined the Marine Corp serving for four years in Hawaii, achieving the rank of Captain. David later attended the former Philadelphia College of Optometry, now Salus University, earning his doctorate in Optometry. He worked as an optometrist at Fort Ord, California, fulfilling a three year obligation to the United States Army. David returned to Pennsylvania and operated his own practice in Milton for over 30 years.

David sat on the Board of Directors at Milton Savings Bank, and was a member of the Milton Lions Club.

He enjoyed many years of skiing, serving as Ski Patrol President while in Hawaii, fishing trips to Canada with his family and was passionate about training his Border Collies and competing in sheep dog trials.

Surviving in addition to his wife and son, Erik Spudes, of Milton, are one sister-in-law, Linda Fetterman and her two children, Melissa and Jason Fetterman, of Punxsutawney; and a stepmother, Johanna Mitchell, of Hamilton, and her two children, Edwin Peace, of Alaska and Yolanda Lyle, of Hamilton.

In addition to his parents, David was predeceased by one brother, Richard Fetterman.

Services are being planned and will be announced at a later date.

Memorial contributions in David’s memory may be made to a charity of choice.

The family is being assisted by Grenoble Funeral Home & Crematory, 308 Main St. Watsontown.

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Dan and Kathy

April 5, 2021 1:26 PM

Dr. Fetterman was such a kind man. Great doctor who always took the time to chat and get to know us. So sad to hear of his passing. 

Roxann and Fred

March 22, 2021 10:20 AM

So sorry to hear about David's passing,   I never met him but people talk about how nice he was.  My sympathy to his family.

Ann Grundstrom

March 21, 2021 11:51 AM

I was very sorry to learn about Dr. Fetterman's passing.  I went to him for my eyes for years;   he was always so kind and  thorough in checking my eyes.  And he would chat about his border collies.  A really nice and gentle person.     Ann Grundstrom

Jim & Diane McCormick

March 20, 2021 4:59 PM

We are so sorry to read about Dave's passing.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Jim & Diane McCormick

Dave and Kay Everitt

March 20, 2021 4:49 PM

He was our eye doctor and our neighbor. To Debbie and the Fetterman family we share your loss.

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