David Wayne Fennessy


Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | June 07, 2024

David Wayne Fennessy, 70, of Monroeville, PA, passed at home, surrounded by family on Wednesday, June 5, 2024. David attended Duquesne University before beginning a journalism career that spanned more than 40 years. He first worked at The News-Dispatch in Jeannette before spending a majority of his time with The Daily News in McKeesport. His roles included sportswriter, editor, and page designer, with his sports writing making him a minor celebrity in the Mon Valley.

David was a man of deep faith and an active member of Christ the Divine Shepherd Parish/Saint Bernadette Church, serving as a money counter, lector, parish council member, and youth group leader. He was a co-leader for many high school retreats and mission trips to Kentucky, and more recently was a men’s group member and Emmaus Retreat Leader. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #4925, 4th degree, and the Ancient Order of Hibernians – Division 17. David, perhaps best known as Fenn, was a collector of music, T-shirts, and hats.

He was an inspiration to many, especially in recent years, as he quietly endured the many challenges life presented.

David was the beloved husband of 38 years to Lisa (Corrado) Fennessy; Loving father of Kelly (Steve) Meredith, Anthony Fennessy, and Lydia Fennessy; cherished Pap and best buddy of Preston Wayne Meredith; dear brother to Renee (the late Pat) Chandler, Kevin (Jean) Fennessy, Gemma (Dave) Chuff, and Lisa (Fred) Noll; treasured brother-in-law of Michele (Scott) Neal and John (Amy) Corrado; he is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Anthony L. and Colette Fennessy, and Godson Timothy Chandler.

Friends will be received on Sunday, June 9, 2024, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm & Monday, June 10, 2024, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm & 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at the JOBE FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, INC. (MONROEVILLE/PLUM CHAPEL) 445 Beatty Road, Monroeville (412-856-4747). Mass of Christian Burial at St. Bernadette Church-Christ the Divine Shepherd Parish Tuesday, June 11, 2024, at 10:00 am. Interment to follow at Mount Carmel Cemetery. Please add or view tributes at

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Originally published June 07, 2024.

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