David James Rooney, Sr., 76, of Boyertown, husband of Mary Susan (Dunleavy) Rooney, passed away Tuesday July 17, 2018 at his residence. They would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on August 24.
Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Harry Aloysius and Catherine (Moran) Rooney.
Dave was an avid fan of the Iron Pigs, Phillies, and Eagles. He coached basketball at West Chester University, Edinboro University, Clarion University, Westminster College, Buffalo State College, and Slippery Rock University. In more recent years Dave worked as a realtor in the Lehigh Valley area.
Surviving along with his wife are three sons David J. Rooney, Jr. husband of Joni, Brian P. Rooney husband of Karin, and Scott M. Rooney husband of Tiffani; two daughters Lisa M. McCartin wife of Daniel, and Julie A. Rooney wife of Jeffrey Theesfeld; nine grandchildren Nathan, Maira, Neala, Teagan, Finnian, Declan, Connal, Maddox, and Paityn; and one brother Matthew Rooney.
Along with his parents, Dave was predeceased by his sister Geraldine Lacatena, and three brothers Bernard, Henry, and Thomas Rooney.
A Funeral Mass will be held Friday July 20, 2018 at 7:00 PM at St. Columbkill Catholic Church, 200 Indian Spring Rd., Boyertown, PA 19512, with Msgr. Thomas Dunleavy officiating. Visitation will be held Friday from 5:30-6:45 PM at the church and on Saturday July 21 from 9:00-10:30 AM at the church. Burial will follow at St. Agnes Catholic Cemetery, West Chester. Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 1020 E. Philadelphia Ave., Gilbertsville is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in David’s memory to St. Columbkill Catholic Church, 200 Indian Spring Rd., Boyertown, PA 19512 or to Coaches vs Cancer at https://donate3.cancer.org/?lang=en&_ga=2.262111053.1912235349.1531932274-574338568.1531932274

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