Rev. David Alleman, 63

Rev. David Alleman, 63, of Ellwood City passed away Monday, September 4, 2023 at Heritage Valley – Beaver following a brief illness.

Born September 26, 1959 in Ellwood City, he was the son of the late Raymond Alleman who passed away in 2009 and Jean Reed Alleman of Ellwood City.

Rev. David had graduated from Riverside High School, then attended Geneva College, Point Park, and Robert Morris University where he earned his Master’s Degree. He then attended the Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry, after which he became ordained as a Reverend. He served as a chaplain for the Beaver Falls Fire Department from April 2006 until December 2017. Throughout his career as a Rev., he served many local churches, including the Bennetts Run United Methodist Church, First United Methodist Church, Clinton United Methodist Church, Central United Methodist Church, and the Wampum United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his mother Jean of Ellwood City; three aunts, Betty (Jim) Cyphert of New Wilmington, Sue Alleman of Colorado, and Shirlene Alleman of Michigan, and several cousins.

A Private Funeral Service will be held with Rev. Dr. Howard Gaston of the Neshannock Presbyterian Church officiating.

Interment will follow in Castle View Memorial Gardens.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Marshall Funeral Home, Ellwood City.

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8 thoughts on “Rev. David Alleman, 63

  1. I am so sorry for your loss.
    I knew David in 1981when I began my broadcasting career at WFEM Radio in Ellwood City.
    He was a very kind young man.
    May his memory be a blessing to all who had the pleasure of knowing him.

  2. Dave served my church, Central U.M. in Beaver Falls, and I was the church secretary. We were at Geneva around the same time and enjoyed reminiscing. Dave was into history and his sermons featured background on Bible times and life, which were very interesting. His time as our minister is fondly remembered. My husband and I send our respect and sympathy to his mother and family. May you all feel God’s comfort and love.

  3. I met David at the former FMC clinic in Ellwood a few years ago. He was such a kind man and we enjoyed talking about Ellwood, church, and friends we had in common. David seemed to have connections with everyone! No wonder, he was so easy to talk to. My prayers are with his loving, devoted Mom, Jean. She always pointed out all the angels she had in her life that helped her care for David. Jean, you were David’s #1 angel. He loved you so much and he was always thankful for your love and care. You did an amazing, selfless job! May God’s presence be with you and bring ou comfort and peace.

  4. I was not expecting to see this obituary today and indeed it is sad. David stands out as a good man, honest, moral and full of integrity, the traits you would expect in a Clergyman. I met David thru broadcasting and it was quite obvious he was a cut above the rest. We parted ways as often happens in that business with David entering the ministry and me into broadcast ownership. Many times I felt I should call him and just have a conversation with him. We will have that conversation in the future and in a better place. Let’s not forget, a man is good because of the great examples he had growing up with his parents. They helped bring us a man of God and surely they will be honored for this. Dave had the incredible and enviable position of helping others in his life. What a memory to leave with all of us and a goal all of us should also strive for.

  5. Dear family and friends…
    David was a most dedicated pastor. It was my privilege to serve as his district superintendent during many of those years from the time of his “call” until I retired in 2005. Afterward we often met and shared our joys and concerns when he was a patient in the Butler hospital.
    He was a blessing to me … and to many.
    Glenn Kohlhepp

  6. My deepest sympathy to Jean and all of David’s family. I always enjoyed our conversations while I was cutting his hair. He will be missed.

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