Roger David “Dave” Northrop

July 26, 1947 ‒ May 12, 2017

Galena, Ohio

Roger David “Dave” Northrop, 69, of Galena passed away Friday evening, May 12, 2017 at Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital in Westerville.

He was born July 26, 1947 in Columbus, Ohio to the late Wylie “Doc” Northrop and Velva (Cooper) Northrop. Dave graduated from Brookhaven High School in 1965 and proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army during the Vietnam War.

He retired from Sears and AAA and he enjoyed boating, gardening and target shooting. He also enjoyed working around the house.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 17 years, Gloria (Opatich); step daughter, Tracy Zuber of Westerville; grandchildren, Allison, Ashli and Justin Pedigo and Brian and Joe Zuber; brother, Jimmy (Kaye) Northrop of Florida; half-brothers, Mike (Connie) Kristof of Mt. Vernon and John (Michelle) Kristof of Florida; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 from 4 – 7 pm at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, SR3 at 61, Sunbury, where celebration of life services will follow at 7:00 pm. The Delaware County Veterans Association will also provide military honors.

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve this veteran and his family.

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