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David Edward Figard
May 3, 1955 ~ October 23, 2023 (age 68) 68 Years Old
It is with great sadness to announce that David E. Figard of Saxton, PA, passed away peacefully at 68 years old on October 23, 2023 at the James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center after a courageous three year battle with cancer.
Dave was the son of the late Clinton & Pearle (Corrie) Figard of Riddlesburg, PA. He was a brother to six siblings, the late Jim Figard, the late Kaye Figard, and surviving siblings Matt Figard, Harrisburg, PA; Andy Figard, Saxton, PA; Gladie Biedenbach, Lewistown, PA; and Sam Figard, Falling Springs, WV. He was a loving companion of 30 years to Jayme A. Clark of Saxton. He was a proud father of two sons; Brent Figard married to Joni of California and Kyle Figard of Wisconsin, proud step father to Bill Clark married to Bobbi of Saxton & Kimberly married to Jody Sherlock of Wood, a loving grandfather to Kelsie Melius, Rebecca Sherlock, John Clark and Aubrey & Aiden Figard, and great grandfather to Landon, Lane & Norah.
Dave proudly served in the United States Navy as a Machinist Mate on USS Bryce Canyon (AD-36) during the Vietnam Era from 1972-1975. He attended Lakeshore Technical College in Wisconsin before beginning a life-long career in trucking. He worked for various trucking companies until his illness worsened. Dave was a friend to many, as he has been to all 50 states. He loved his country, his family and his friends.
He will always be remembered for his fun-loving personality, his jokes, his ability to talk to whoever was willing to listen, his love for anything with a motor, truck driving, animals, food, Harley Davidson and mostly, for his kind and generous heart. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Matt Baker Local Cancer Fund.
Arrangements by Akers Funeral Chapel, 715 Church Street, Saxton, PA 16678
Online condolences may be expressed at www.akersfuneralhome.com