Dr. David A. Vermeire, of Hermitage, Pennsylvania, passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 18, 2018, at the age of 89.
He was born in Farrell, Pennsylvania on January 20, 1929, to George and Mary Vermeire.
A graduate of Farrell High School, Class of 1947, he received his Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Pittsburgh in 1954.
After serving as a flight surgeon and captain in the United States Air Force, he returned to Farrell in 1957 and entered family practice.
In 1964, he accepted the position of Associate Medical Director for Trans World Airlines in Kansas City, MO. He left TWA in 1972 to begin a residency in Orthopedic Surgery at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City. Upon completion of his residency in 1975, he returned to Hermitage and began practice as an Orthopedic Surgeon. After scaling back his workload in 2004, he retired completely in 2011.
David touched many lives and was a deeply-caring member of the community. He served on the board of the Hermitage School District and served as a team physician for the Hickory High School football team.
A lifelong music lover, he sang in the Shenango Valley Chorale and the choir of First Presbyterian Church of Sharon where he was a long-time member and Elder. He was an avid tennis member and played often Buhl Park. He enjoyed traveling and visited many countries, as well as many destinations in the U.S.
He and his wife, Nancy, maintained residences in both Hermitage and Clermont, Florida in retirement.
Most of all, David loved his family and looked for any opportunity to spend time with them.
He is survived by his loving wife, Nancy; sons, David, Daniel, Drew, James and Jeffrey; stepdaughters, Karen Shaffer, Cheryl Rueberger and Heather Kaboly; 17 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and extended family.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Harry and Calvin Vermeire.
A memorial service will be held at First Presbyterian Church of Sharon on Saturday, November 17 at 11:00 a.m.
Visitation with friends and family begins at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 17 in the church.
In lieu of flowers, family requests donation be made to Buhl Farm Park, the Shenango Valley Chorale and the First Presbyterian Church of Sharon.
Condolences to the family may be expressed by visiting www.stevensonfuneralhome.net. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Harold W. Stevenson Funeral Home LLC, Sharon.
A television tribute will air Monday, October 22 at the following approximate times: 12:25 p.m. WKBN, 6:58 p.m. on MyYTV and 10:37 p.m. FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.