David E Rothwell, Sr.—12/4/2016

David E Rothwell, Sr. of Willow Grove passed away peacefully Sunday, December 4th due to complications from a stroke.  He was 76.

Born in Germantown on October 13, 1940, he was the son of the late William and Marguerite.  Dave grew up in the West Oak Lane section of Philadelphia, attended LaSalle College High School and served proudly in the US Army and National Guard.

Dave is survived by his beloved wife Wendy (Thompson) of 54 years.  Daughters Elaine DiGiovanni (Ed) of Elk Rapids, MI, Angela of Willow Grove and son David (Suzy Oxman) of Doylestown.  He was the proud grandfather to Nicole (Pat), Anthony and Sarah.  He is also survived by his sister Mary Lee Corr and brothers: Bill, Bob, Dick and Jack.

Dave was an avid outdoorsman who thrived and found joy while hunting and fishing.  He treasured any time spent in a field or stream with his many close friends and family – especially his dogs.

Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects at 11:00 AM on Saturday, December 10th with a service at 12 noon at the Simcox-McIlvaine Funeral Home on 532 East Main Street in Lansdale, PA.

For those desiring, in lieu of flowers contributions to the National Wildlife Federation (www.NFW.org) would be preferred.

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