David H. McNaughton, Sr., 76

October 08, 2020

David Hamilton McNaughton, Sr., age 76, of Lancaster, PA passed away in his home, with his loving family by his side, on Thursday morning, October 8, 2020, after an eleven-month battle with cancer. David is survived by his wife of twenty-six years, Carolyn McNaughton, his children, Laura McNaughton, David McNaughton, Jr., Jaclyn Gilbert, and Samantha Toscano, and his grandchildren, Hamilton, Eve, and Violet McNaughton, and Leland Gilbert.

Born in Orange, NJ on June 5, 1944, David was the son of Charles D. McNaughton and Shirley H. McNaughton. A 1962 graduate of Indiana Joint High School, David received his B.S. in Accounting from Penn State University, where he played football under a four-year scholarship as a starting fullback. In 1965, in the Penn State v. Syracuse game, after a 73- yard drive, David did an infamous backflip one yard out from the end zone for the touchdown. That year, he was named MVP by Pittsburgh Curbstone Coaches and was selected for the Associated Press All-East first team. David rushed 884 yards in 1965, making him the second best single-season rusher in Penn State history.

After college, David worked in sales and marketing at Armstrong World Industries and Keystone Lighting Company, before buying Keener Manufacturing Company in 1984, which he owned and operated for twenty-four years. In 2008, he started a new enterprise,

Throughout his life, David was a passionate entrepreneur, an avid dog-lover, and devoted husband and father who attended St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church. Since his cancer diagnosis in November 2019, Dave fought the unknowns of his condition with undying strength, faith, and resilience. David’s larger-than-life spirit will be deeply missed.

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Condolences to the Family

October 21, 2020

Dear Carolyn – Mike paul from Penn State and I were just talking about some of our Beta bothers today and I decided to google your contact info. My last time with the two of you was during a Penn State football weekend and your marriage. Sadly, over the years we have not maintained contact. I am very sad that my college roomate, friend and best man at my wedding has been seriously sick and has now died. My heart and love goes out to you and the family. I will be praying for your comfort and peace. Love Ron

October 20, 2020

David was not only a great player, he was a mentor and leader.  While being recruited by PSU I stayed with Dave Bradly. Dave made sure I met Dave.  I was so impressed.  Dave was like a hero to me.  Although, I haven’t seen him since, I have always remembered that meeting
im sure he will be missed.
Tom Templeton, 70

October 17, 2020

I am so sorry. When I knew David his favorite things were football, Johnny Mathis, and hot dogs with everything. May God bless you and your family, and your memories sustain you.

October 16, 2020

Dear Carolyn, I was so sorry to learn of Dave’s passing. I knew he had played football for Penn State, but I didn’t know he was such a star, he never bragged about it, even though he certainly had a right to! He had one of those larger than life personalities, and I know he is being greatly missed, especially by those closest to him. I pray for your strength and courage as you come to terms with a life without him by your side. Patti Grabowski

October 14, 2020

Sorry for your loss. Dave and I were basketball team mates. We had planned to be room mates at Duke University.
Ted Deyo, IHS 62′

October 14, 2020

Dear Carolyn…..I was so surprised to hear from Indiana of Dave’s passing. We have both lost good guys and my sympathy to you and your family. Linda Darr

October 14, 2020

My condolence to the McNaughton family and to you Carolyn. I’ve known Dave for 31 years he always had a smile on his face and I’ll always remember that. He was a wonderful person and always tried to please everybody and he loved his dogs. We had a lot of good laughs I seen him every 3 to 4 weeks for that haircut I will miss that. Rest in peace Dave. Cheryl,

October 14, 2020

Our condolences go out to David Jr and the whole McNaughton family.
Bill and Jen Blaettler

October 13, 2020

We did not know Dave was so very ill since this virus has kept us so isolated. Jim & I always enjoyed
talking to him at church.  We offer our sympathy to you and we will miss seeing him.
Jim and Martha Fulmer 

October 13, 2020

So sorry for your loss. Dave was a great guy. 
Jim and Cindy Sorrentino

October 13, 2020

Mcnaughton family, im sorry for that passing of Dave Sr. He will be missed. We talked alot at keener, but i wish he would have told me about the backflip into the end zone i would have enjoyed that story. R. I. P Dave Sr. 
Scott A. Reese

October 13, 2020

Carolyn, my heartfelt sorrow for your loss. My thoughts and prayers to you and the whole family. Even though we’re somewhat of neighbors I hadn’t seen Dave since Jacyln’s book signing. Used to seeDave and Laura often at LCC pool. Always said hi with a smile. That’s how I’ll remember him. Much love, Jay Schroeder

October 13, 2020

Dear Carolyn and family, so sorry David will be missed he was such a fine individual.
Alan friedland

October 13, 2020

Carolyn- We are so sorry for Davids passing.  Love and strength to you and your family.  Our deepest sympathy-  June & Bret Wise

October 13, 2020

McNaughten family, 
I am so sorry for your loss. Dave was an awesome person. It was a pleasure working for him at Keener Mfg.  My heart and thoughts are with you all. 
RIP Mr McNaughten 
John Zahm

October 13, 2020

To the McNaughton Family,
Mark and I send our our love and prayers to each of you. We have wonderful memories of
Dave and Carolyn and our time together.  May you find comfort in knowing he
was loved and will be greatly missed by everyone his life touched. With sincere sympathy and love,
Mark and Becky Simeral

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