David A. Pegher

May 27, 1971 ~ May 14, 2019 (age 47)

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David Andrew Pegher, 47, of Hummelstown, passed away on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at Hershey Medical Center. Born Tuesday, May 27, 1971 in Okinowa, Japan, he was the son of David J. and Rachael (Radakovic) Pegher of Pittsburgh. He was married 21 years to Kimberly M. (Lotts) Pegher.

David graduated from Central Catholic High School, earned a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University and his teaching certification from Chatham College.  He had his M.Ed. from Wilkes University.  David was a third grade teacher for 23 years.  As an Artist in Residence at Transitional Infant Care in Pittsburgh, he published the National Journal of NursingAward-Winning book, Baby Hands & Baby Feet.  David was an active volunteer with the Hummelstown Swim Team and the Lebanon Valley Otters Swim Teams, as well as at church and anywhere he could lend a hand.

In addition to his wife, David is survived by two children, Mia and Jacob Pegher; two brothers: Christopher Pegher and wife Laura of Mt. Vernon, VA; Matthew Pegher and wife Sylvia Kolibal of Sparta, NJ and two sisters: Jennifer Tallant and husband David of Hagerstown, MD and Julie Tanouye and husband Shane of Pittsburgh.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 359 W. Areba Avenue, Hershey, PA 17033 at 10:00 AM. Viewing will be held Friday at Rothermel-Finkenbinder Funeral Home, 25 West Pine Street, Palmyra, PA 17078 from 4:30-7:30 PM. Interment will be in Hershey Cemetery.

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May 24, 2019

4:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Rothermel-Finkenbinder Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc.
25 West Pine Street
Palmyra, PA 17078

Mass of Christian Burial
May 25, 2019

10:00 AM
St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church
359 West Areba Ave.
Hershey, PA 17033

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