David Lawrence Wingert, 61, of Shermans Dale, PA, passed away unexpectedly at home on April 11, 2020. David was born April 18, 1958 in Harrisburg, PA to the late James A. and Mary L. (Langdon) Wingert of New Bloomfield, PA. David is survived by his loving wife and soulmate, Laura E. (Goodling) Wingert , two devoted sons, Devin L. of Camp Hill and Eric D. of Harrisburg, PA, five adoring sisters, Cindy L. Goodyear, Lori A. Ulsh (David), Linda M. Sawtell (Mark), Diana L Stum (David), and Katherine E. Zullinger (Jared), one paternal aunt, two maternal uncles, one nephew, seven nieces, one grandnephew and several cousins.
David was a 1976 graduate of West Perry High School and attended classes at Harrisburg Area Community College. David was a very conscientious and hard worker. He held several jobs and was most recently employed at Ameripac in Mechanicsburg, PA, where he worked in receiving. David was a whiz at electronics and could fix anything he set his mind to – from radios to electric trains to cars and was also very good at woodworking. Like his father, David loved cars – buying them and tinkering with them. David labored and played many years side-by-side with his sisters and parents on the family farm in Perry County, was active in the boy scouts for many years, and loved the outdoors. David loved being with his family, whether it was going on childhood summer trips to Nantucket Island, swimming in the local pond, going for that special root beer float, camping trips to Raystown Lake with Laura and the boys, family pig roasts, holiday celebrations or any other family gatherings. He loved to play video games with his sons (until they got old enough to win!), invent new ways to do things, and play harmless pranks. The oldest of six children and the only boy, David played boss, trickster, jokester, teacher, and protector. He was a very good basketball player and chess player and we could never defeat him! He prided himself on being the first one to call a family member on his or her birthday, often calling very early in the morning to ensure being the first! He was instrumental in getting the family together and was often the first one to show up and the last one to leave. David’s infectious smile and his laugh are ingrained forever in our souls and in our memories – he could make anyone laugh. His bear hugs could break your ribs! Our beautiful Brother, Husband, Father, Cousin and Uncle will be missed beyond words and loved beyond forever. His passing has left a wound in our collective family heart that will never heal.
In light of the current world situation, services and celebration of life for our beloved David will be announced at a later date, as he deserves to be memorialized by all of his family and friends without restriction.
Cards and condolences may be sent to The Wingert Family in care of Boyer Funeral Home, 101 W. Main Street, New Bloomfield, PA 17068. Due primarily to the delay in services, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in the name of our beloved David to the American Heart Association.