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David J. Ogrodnick

January 22, 1967 ~ June 4, 2023 (age 56) 56 Years Old
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David Ogrodnick Obituary

David J. ‘Ogre’ Ogrodnick, 56, of McAdoo, passed away suddenly Sunday at his home.

Born in Hazleton, he is the beloved son of Jerome V. and Beverly (Brezinski) Ogrodnick, of McAdoo.

Davy was a Marian Catholic High School graduate, class of 1984, and of the Roman Catholic faith. He earned an Associate’s Degree in Nuclear Engineering from Penn State University in 1986.  After college graduation he enlisted in the U.S. Navy.

Davy was a Gulf War veteran, reaching the rank of ET3. He served upon the USS LA JOLLA, fast attack nuclear submarine, as a submarine nuclear propulsion plant operator. 

Upon completion of his military career, he was employed at several local manufacturing plants. He was a member of the McAdoo VFW Post 6708.

Davy had a passion for music and movies. He enjoyed going to many concerts over the years, especially the Grateful Dead. He loved motorcycle riding and playing a round of golf with his friends. He will be sadly missed by many.  

Preceding him in death are his paternal grandparents Valentine and Evelyn (Wydick) Ogrodnick, and maternal grandparents Edward Brezinski and Kathryn (Foulk) Brezinski-Riley.

Surviving, in addition to his parents, are his brother Jer Ogrodnick and his wife Yraida, of Lehighton; and aunts, uncles, and cousins.

His funeral will be held Thursday, June 15. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Church of All Saints, McAdoo, at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in St. Kunegunda’s R.C. Cemetery, McAdoo.

A calling hour will be held Thursday, June 15, from 10 to 11 a.m. in the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the McAdoo VFW Post 6708, 16 S. Kennedy Dr., McAdoo, PA  18237 or to Marian Catholic High School, 166 Marian Ave., Tamaqua, PA 18252.

The Damiano Funeral Home Inc., McAdoo, is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Calling Hour(s)
June 15, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Church of All Saints
21 N. Cleveland St.
McAdoo, PA 18237

Mass of Christian Burial
June 15, 2023

11:00 AM
Church of All Saints
21 N. Cleveland St.
McAdoo, PA 18237

Interment following funeral service
June 15, 2023

St. Kunegunda's R.C. Cemetery
Washington St.
McAdoo, PA 18237


McAdoo VFW Post 6708
16 S. Kennedy Dr., McAdoo PA 18237

Marian Catholic High School
166 Marian Ave., Tamaqua PA 18252


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