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David Jura

October 19, 1947 ~ October 29, 2021 (age 74)


David Jura, 74 of North Buffalo Township, Armstrong County died Friday October 29, 2021 at his home. He was born October 19, 1947 in Natrona Heights to the late Frank S. and Dorothy E. (Derlink) Jura. Dave grew up in West Deer graduating from West Deer High School in 1965. He then graduated from Duquesne University in 1969 with a degree in music. Dave then went on to received his Master’s in Psychology from Duquesne in 1972. David went to work for ARIN Intermediate Unit, Armstrong, working for them for 30 years. Following his retirement, he began a consulting company and worked for several Charter Schools in the area. He also worked for the Commonwealth of PA as a compliance monitor for special education. Dave was a member of the former Transfiguration R.C. Church, Russellton, the Kittanning Elks, the Kittanning Country Club and a social member of the Ford City VFW. Dave enjoyed golf, music, hunting as well as spending time with family and friends.

Survivors include his sons Michael D. (Aimee) Jura of Jefferson Hills and Thomas J. Jura of Finleyville, his grandsons Connor and Evan Jura, his longtime companion Ilene Kurfeerst of O’Hara Township and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Dennis F. Jura.

Family will receive friends Monday from 4:30-8 PM in the SIWICKI-YANICKO FUNERAL HOME, 23 McKrell Road, Russellton, West Deer Twp., where a blessing service will be conducted Tuesday at 10 am with the Rev. James P. Holland, officiating. He will be privately laid to rest near his parents and brother, in Our Lady of Hope Cemetery, Frazer Township. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions should be sent to West Deer Food Bank, 292 East Union Road, Cheswick, PA 15024 or a charity of your choice. View obituary online and leave condolences at

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November 1, 2021

4:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Siwicki - Yanicko Funeral Home
PO Box 21 - 23 McKrell Road
Russellton, PA 15076

Blessing Service
November 2, 2021

10:00 AM
Siwicki - Yanicko Funeral Home
PO Box 21 - 23 McKrell Road
Russellton, PA 15076


West Deer Food Bank
PO Box 173, Russellton PA 15076

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