June 26, 1936 - September 20, 2019
David Leo Ailes, 83, of Irwin, died September 20, 2019, peacefully at home on hospice. He was born June 26, 1936 in Waynesburg, a son of the late Herbert Leo and D. Pauline (Milliken) Ailes. Dave was a retired sports editor for the Greensburg Tribune Review where he worked for 36 years. He was a member of West Hempfield Presbyterian Church and a former member of Men’s Prayer Fellowship. He was a member of the Silver Sneakers Aerobic Club and was inducted into the Southwestern PA Wrestling Hall of Fame thru his journalistic efforts. David is survived by his wife Carol Jean (Wentzel) Ailes; his children Lisa A. (Dane) Ball of Greensburg, Beth A. (Richard) Hopkins of Big Bend, WV, Julie A. (Mark) Miller of Mt. Zion, WV, Shelly (Bob) Fleeger of Worthington, and Alan (Jen) Scratcher of Myrtle Beach, SC; his grandchildren Zachary (Erin) Hopkins, Sarah (Vince) Pellicane, Brittney Stevens, Mallory (Scott) Piegols, Emily (Nicholas) Reed, Nicholas (Jamee) Stevens, Jessica, Caitlyn, and Ashley Lincoln, and Austin and Cody Scratcher; 10 great grandchildren; a brother Herbert B. (Barbara) Ailes of Kiawah Island, SC; also a niece and nephew. At David’s request there will be no viewing. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday September 28th at West Hempfield Presbyterian Church, 8 West Hempfield Dr., Irwin, Pa 15642, with Rev. Andrew Wirt, officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Private interment will be in Greene County Memorial Park, Waynesburg. The family would like to extend special thanks to Allegheny Health Network, Hospice at Home, for all the kind and compassionate care. In lieu of flowers a contribution can be made in David’s name to the West Hempfield Presbyterian Church, Deacon’s Fund, 8 W. Hempfield Dr., Irwin, Pa 15642. The William Snyder Funeral Home, Irwin, is in charge of arrangements.
David Leo Ailes, 83, of Irwin, died September 20, 2019, peacefully at home on hospice. He was born June 26, 1936 in Waynesburg, a son of the late Herbert Leo and D. Pauline (Milliken) Ailes. Dave was a retired sports editor for the Greensburg... View Obituary & Service Information
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