David John Stum (Dave, Deej, DJ, Stumly), 53, of Loysville, PA went home to his Heavenly Father and Savior on February 25th, 2021, surrounded by his loving family. David was born on October 28, 1967 in Carlisle, PA, to the late Paul D. Stum and Paulette C. Krewson. He graduated from West Perry High School in Elliottsburg, PA where he met the love of his life.
David will be sorely missed and is survived by his loving bride and soulmate of nearly 34 years, Diana L. (Wingert) Stum, their adoring daughters Amanda J. Stone (Cain) and Janey M. Stum, his grandmother Pauline P. Bowers, mother Paulette C. Krewson, siblings Dean E. Stum (Amy), Paula A. Stum, and Patricia M. Lee, grandson Jonas W. Stone, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, and uncles.
David was a very charming, dedicated, and loving husband, father, and Pappy who was proud of his family and loved them to his core. He enjoyed playing games, kayaking with family, and was always ready to help if he thought there might be a need, now or later. Quite the handyman, he took pleasure in working with his hands and fixing things whenever he could. He could also be a big kid, was adventurous, and yet serious about doing his best. His lifelong dream of flying came true a few years ago, first by paragliding, and later by achieving his sport pilot license. He proudly flew with his wife many times and was thrilled when each daughter flew with him. Ever willing to talk aviation to anyone willing to listen, his passion was evident. He became an LSRM alongside his wife and truly relished that unbroken time together. Music was another passion, as was his love of God. Joining these two, he delighted in leading worship with his family and friends. He was excellent on the guitar, played the drums, and could sing well, but remained humble and never gave himself enough credit.
His drive to provide for his family prompted him to join the Navy in 1985, where he earned his BEE, AVA, and AWG-9 Radar and weapons systems classifications. Afterwards, he pursued an automotive certificate through Lincoln Tech in Grand Prairie, TX. This led to his 26-year career as a forklift technician prior to working as a parts specialist for the last 3½ years. All around, he was truly devoted – to God, family, and his job. He leaves behind a huge void and will be missed beyond words until we see him again in glory.
A visitation will be held 9:00 to 11:00 AM, with a memorial service to follow, on Saturday, March 20th, 2021 at the Church of the Living Christ, 2401 Fort Robinson Rd, Loysville, PA 17047. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Church of the Living Christ, where David faithfully served and supported various outreach ministries.
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