David Allen Schiffel

June 24, 1942 ‒ November 07, 2020

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: David Allen Schiffel, 78, of Mansfield passed away Saturday, November 7, 2020 in OhioHealth Hospital Mansfield following an extended illness.

The son of Stephen and Sara Schiffel, Dave was born June 24, 1942 in Mansfield and graduated from St. Peter’s Catholic High School.  Dave retired from PPG where his work spanned over 3 decades.

In his younger years, Dave enjoyed archery and had always loved the outdoors.  A talented carpenter, Dave truly was gifted when it came to woodworking.  He designed homemade kitchen cabinets, furniture, and even built an addition on his house.

Dave was a faithful and devoted Ohio State Buckeyes fan.

He was a member of St. Peters Catholic Church.

He is survived by his children David Scott “Rocky” (Molly) Schiffel of Delaware, Cindy (Danny) Gibbs of Houston, Texas, Stacy (Dan) Samson of Westerville, and Andrew Schiffel of Mansfield; grandchildren Sara Schiffel, Tate and Taylor Gibbs, and Nick and Reid Samson; step grandchildren Mary (Adam) Harris and Joshua Stanley; step great grandson Liam Harris; sister-in-law Linda Schiffel of Fredericktown.

Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his brother Charles Schiffel.

His family will receive friends Tuesday, November 24, 2020 from 12 pm – 2 pm in the Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where funeral services will begin at 2 pm.  Burial will follow in Mansfield Memorial Park.

The funeral home team asks that face coverings be worn at the funeral home during Tuesday’s services.

Online condolences may be made by visiting: SnyderFuneralHomes.com


  • I have known Dave since I was a little girl , he will be missed by his family and friends, my deepest sympathy to his children and grandchildren.

  • Dave was a special friend. Always there to help out with any project. We will truly miss him! Sympathy to family!

  • I’m so sorry to hear of Uncle Dave’s passing. I have many wonderful memories that will be treasured always. My favorite Uncle, my Dad & Linda’s greatest friend, the biggest Buckeye fan that I have ever known and definitely a wonderful soul. He is so loved and will be greatly missed.
    My deepest sympathy and love to you all.

  • So sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. We had a lot of good times at PPG and playing tennis. Dave always seemed to be ready to break out a smile or laugh and to enjoy his favorite refreshment – Tanquery and gin. Many good memories!

  • We are saddened to hear of Dave’s passing. We were best friends during our younger year’s. He will be truly missed. Our condolences to the Dave’s family.

  • I am sorry for your loss David and I graduated from Saint peters together and I’m so sorry that I cannot attend the funeral but I wanted to send my condolences to the family

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