David R. LaKari

November 13, 1948 ~ October 1, 2023 (age 74) 74 Years Old

David LaKari Obituary

David R. LaKari, 74, of Oil City, PA., passed away Sunday Oct. 1, 2023 at UPMC-Hamot in Erie.

Born Nov. 13, 1948 in Erie, PA., he was the son of the late William L.  & Jane B. Upton LaKari

He was a graduate of Cranberry High School, class of 1967.

Dave was married on Nov. 8, 1975 to the former Kathy A. Ebbert and she survives.

He had been a journeyman, working for the Oil City Derrick for many years.

Dave was an avid Pirates Fan, and enjoyed the Raiders and the Celtics.

He also enjoyed horse racing and had gone to the Kentucky Derby several times.

Dave also enjoyed collectibles.

He was a longtime member of the Oil City Eagles Club.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by

One son

John Henry LaKari of Oil City

Two sisters

Christine A. Fillgrove of Oil City

Lori R. Ochs of Oil City

And brother-in-law

Robert Ebbert & his wife Eileen of Oil City

Several nieces and nephews also survive.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his mother and father-in-law

Robert & Penny Ebbert and his beloved dogs Samber and Serendipity

There will be no viewing or visitation.

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