David Califf

David Califf, 59, passed away Friday at Geisinger Medical Center from injuries sustained in an accident Aug, 7 in Cass Township, Pa.

Born in Philippi, he was a son of the late James W. Califf Sr., and Edith McCoy Califf.

He attended Philip Barbour High School before joining the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Conflict. He worked at LaRosa Fuel and Badger Coal Co. He then worked as a mechanic-welder in power plant maintenance, working for Quail Ridge Construction Co. and Wheelabrator. He was last employed as a millwright through Local 2237 of the UBC Millwright Union, Lebanon, Pa. He resided in Schuylkill County, Pa., for more than 20 years. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle, camping and spending time with his family.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, James W. Califf Jr. and Robert “Ace” Califf.

He is survived by his son, David Califf II (Teea), Heckscherville, Pa.; three grandchildren, Hailey, Logan and Rainer Califf; a brother, John Califf (Judy) of Philippi; and a nephew, Chris Califf. He also is survived by many cousins, his former spouse and close friend, Barbara Smith.

Friends will be received at Wright Funeral Home 220 N. Walnut St. in Philippi Saturday, Aug. 30, from noon-2 p.m. A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Francis McCoy officiating. Inurnment will follow in Mt. Vernon Memorial Cemetery.

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