David M. Kania

David M. Kania, age 73 of Bowling Green, OH passed away Tuesday evening, September 3, 2019 at Bridge
Hospice Care Center in Bowling Green.
David was born on July 3, 1946 in Toledo, OH to John and Rosemary (Sturtz) Kania. He was a 1964 graduate
of Westwood High School. On September 25, 1970 he married Patricia J. Brinker at Christ Evangelical
Lutheran Church in Bowling Green. David and Pat went on to celebrate 49 years of marriage together.
He worked for Toledo Edison for 25 years before retiring. He would then become a realtor at John Newlove
Real Estate in Bowling Green following his retirement.
David’s memberships included being a former member at St. Louis Catholic Parish in Custar, OH, and the
Fraternal Order of the Eagles in Bowling Green.
In his younger years he enjoyed trap shooting and he had a great passion for buying, training and selling
quarter horses. He also found much joy in visiting with his many friends and family.
In addition to his wife Pat, David is survived by his sister: Rosanne (Tom) Tussing of Janera, brothers:
Steve (Deb) Kania of Findlay, Tom (Sherri) Kania of Liberty Center, stepmother: Wilma Kania of Tiffin,
stepbrothers: Paul (Sandra) Saunders of Deshler, Dan (Barb) Saunders of Tiffin, brother-in-law: Bill
(Sharon) Brinker of Bowling Green, sister-in-law: Carmen Saunders of FL, one niece, numerous nephews,
and numerous stepnieces and stepnephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Dennis Kania, stepbrother Ronald Saunders and nephew
Kyle Kania.
Family and friends will be received 4-8 p.m. Monday, September 9, 2019 at the Marsh & Marsteller
Funeral Home, 4094 State Route 105, Pemberville, OH.
David will be laid to rest in a private family committal in New Belleville Ridge Cemetery, Bowling
Green/Dowling, OH. Officiating will be Rev. Julie Parsell.
Memorials may take the form of contributions to St. Louis Catholic Parish School or Bridge Hospice in
Bowling Green.
Pat would like to extend her gratitude to the staff of caregivers at Bridge Hospice, Fr. Tom McQuillen of
St. Aloysius Parish for his visits and prayers and the EMS teams that came to their home over the past
couple of years to assist David.
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