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David A. Voda

August 2, 1943 ~ September 11, 2023 (age 80) 80 Years Old
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David Voda Obituary

David A. Voda, 80, of Duryea, entered into eternal life on Monday September 11, 2023 at the Allied Services Hospice, Wilkes-Barre.

Born in Kingston, he was the son of the late Michael and Mary Tocheny Voda.

David was a member of St. Barbara Parish at St. Anthony of Padua Church, Exeter.

He was a graduate of Exeter High School and Kings College with a degree in criminal justice.

David then served his country in  the United States Air Force as an Airman 1st Class.

He had served as an Exeter policeman and with the Exeter Fire Dept. Some of his accomplishments were being the Chief of Police for the Forty Fort Police Department and the working with the Back Mountain Chief of Police.

The organizations he was involved in were the Pa. Association of Retired Police Officers, the Fraternal Order of Police, Wyoming Valley Lodge # 36 and the Disabled American Veterans. He was most proud of serving as vice commander of the American Legion Post # 833 and of the Veteran of Foreign Wars.

He was also a member of the  4th degree Knights of Columbus #372, Pittston. David enjoyed watching football games, visiting car shows and traveling and attending local church picnics.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sisters Nancy and Joan and a brother, Michael Voda.

Surviving are his wife of 17 years, the former Dolores Basarab Dolan Voda and his sisters Evelyn Petrosky, N.J. and Judy Kudrako, Exeter, along with a sister in law Rosalie Voda and his feline companion Bruiser.

Also surviving are his numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to his visitation on Saturday from 9-11am at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 224 Memorial St., Exeter.

A Mass of Christian burial will follow at 11:00am at the church with the Monsignor John Sempa, pastor, as celebrant.

Interment with military honors accorded by the AmVets Honor Guard  will be in St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Schooley St., Exeter.

Arrangements are in the care of Gubbiotti Funeral Home, LLC, 1030 Wyoming Ave., Exeter.
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Memorial donations may be made to the American Legion Post # 833  or the Allied Services Hospice, or to Serenity Care Assisted Living, 80 Wyoming Ave. Wyoming, Pa. 


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September 16, 2023

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Anthony of Padua Church (Exeter)

Mass of Christian Burial
September 16, 2023

11:00 AM
St. Anthony of Padua Church (St. Barbara Parish, Exeter)

September 16, 2023

12:00 PM
AmVets Honor Guard (St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Exeter)


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