David J. Cusick

1945 - 2020

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David J. Cusick, 75, of Findlay, passed away at 5:38am on Thursday, March 5, 2020, at his residence. He was born on January 25, 1945, in Pittsburgh, PA to the late Arthur C. and Kathryn (Doyle) Cusick. He married Linda Black on November 27, 1969, and she survives. David is also survived by his son, Matthew D. (Carrie) Cusick of Troy, OH; grandchildren: Caitlyn, Lillian, Gabriel, and Joseph; brother, Thomas L. (Rachelle) Cusick of Jacksonville, FL; sisters-in-law: Janet Cusick of Valparaiso, IN, and Barbara Cusick of Pittsburgh, PA; nieces and nephews: Michael, Patrick, Danny, Karen, Richard, Brian, and Claire Cusick, and Kathryn Duggan, Mark Cusick, and Christine Desanti. He was preceded in death by his brothers: Arthur, Robert, and Paul Cusick; sister-in-law, Joan Cusick; and nephews: Scott Cusick and Patrick "P.J." Malone. David retired from Cusick & Associates, where they specialized in selling sporting goods, snow skies, cross country skies, running apparel, and all soccer equipment. He was a 1963 graduate of South Hills Catholic High School in Pittsburgh, PA and then John Carroll University with a B.S. Degree in 1968. Upon graduation, he was a teacher and football coach for St. Bernard School in Pittsburgh, PA for 5 years. He then took a job in 1973, as an on the road salesman for Dover Ski Binding. Upon his retirement, David worked as a school bus driver for Findlay City Schools as well as a lunch monitor at Glenwood Middle School. He was also the former President of F.A.H.A., and a member of Moose Lodge #698 and Amvets Post 21. A funeral service will be held at 3:00pm on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, Findlay, where visitation will be held for 2 hours (1:00-3:00pm) prior to the service. Burial will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sons of Amvets Scholarship Fund, 423 W. Trenton Avenue, Findlay, OH 45840. Online condolences may be expressed at www.coldrencrates.com.

Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840
    Wednesday, March 11th 2020 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

  • Funeral Service:

    Wednesday, March 11th 2020 - 3:00 PM

  • Service Location:

    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

  • Final Resting Place:


  • Contributions:

    Sons of AMVETS Scholarship Fund - Cusick
    423 Trenton Ave.
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

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To : Linda Matt
Date :Thursday, March 5th 2020
From : Dan Jane Lammers
Linda & Matt,
We are so sorry to hear about Dave’s passing. He was a good man. I remember him with all the times we spent together at hockey when a Matt and Andy played together. I he is in a good place with the Lord. Prayers for both of you and Matt’s family. May God be with you at this painful time.

To : Lindia and Matt
Date :Friday, March 6th 2020
From : Mike and Sheila Root
Sorry to hear of Dave passing he was a wonder supporter of Findlay High School Hockey. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

To : Linda Matt
Date :Friday, March 6th 2020
From : Shirley Spaeth
So sorry to hear of Dave's passing. He was a great guy and so many fond memories of us together. Thinking of you in Love,prayers, and hugs.

Shirley, Bret & Leigh

To : Linda and Matt
Date :Friday, March 6th 2020
From : Barb Bish
Linda and Matt,
So sorry to hear of Dave's passing. Treasure your memories and may you find peace in the days to come.

To : Linda matt
Date :Friday, March 6th 2020
From : Dean Bev
Loved Dave and his attitude. Many pleasant memories. See you wednesday. Dean and Bev Anteau

To : Linda Cusick
Date :Friday, March 6th 2020
From : Joe and Patrice Duff and Family
Linda and Family:
Dave was a close friend of my brother Pat Duff
and spent a good bit of time at our home in HS and College. I enjoyed Dave and had the opportunity to compete against his team at St. Bernard’s.
I loved his passion for football and life.
He will be missed by all of his many friends and his family. He was a tough man with a big heart.
Cherish and Celebrate his Good Life.
Love, Joe Duff and Family.........

To : Linda
Date :Friday, March 6th 2020
From : Tom Feeney Jr and Julie Pratt
Linda, many hugs and prayers! We love you both so much!!! We are here to assist in any way! Dave always brought a smile to our face!!!

To : Family Cusicks
Date :Saturday, March 7th 2020
From : msalsburyLandecCor1
From Our Family Mike, Pame , Chere, Little Joey, and Chere's husband Joe, you are going to be deeply missed by our Family , you were a great friend and human being blessed and sent my God to be among us to help us all be better people in life I know we haven't seen much of all of you lately since we moved , but you have always been remembered in our hearts and we love you all, we all lost a great person and will follow in his footsteps and be proud. I've missed the coffee sessions we used to have all the time at Sur Sav foods and the times we were with Bill Cassidy and your dry sense of humor got him going all the time. Love You all God Bless

To : Linda Matt
Date :Saturday, March 7th 2020
From : Kris Adams
Linda & Matt
Thoughts & prayer are with both of you. Started me thinking of our hockey days and fun we had as a hockey family

To : Linda and Matt
Date :Sunday, March 8th 2020
From : Terry Doran
Linda and Matt, I was saddened to hear of Davis’s death. Dave and I played football together and coached at St. Bernards. He was a really good guy and a good friend for those years. My most sincere condolences.

To : Linda and Family
Date :Monday, March 9th 2020
From : Sarita Meeks
Linda and Family,
So sorry to hear about Dave's passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

To : Linda and Matt
Date :Tuesday, March 10th 2020
From : Bill and Chris Manauel
We were so sorry to learn of Dave's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

To : Linda
Date :Thursday, March 12th 2020
From : Shelley Mike Starr
Linda, I am so sorry for your loss ♥️
Dave was such a sweet man, have such good memories of him when we worked together & got together!! Hang on to the memories & know we all
have you in our prayers 🙏 & thoughts 😘
Sorry I missed visitation but was not feeling well...
Love from our hearts ♥️ Friends, Shelley & Mike

To : Linda
Date :Thursday, March 12th 2020
From : Tony
Your family are in the thoughts and prayers of mine. We are saddened at the loss of a man like Dave. He sacrificed time to help myself and our students grow and we were very thankful to have him.

To : Linda Cusick
Date :Saturday, March 14th 2020
From : Paul Williams
I met you last august in Pittsburgh when we all came in for the South Catholic reunion. I was the guy that brought the t-shirts. I went to both grade school and high school with Dave. He was a great guy. You have my deepest sympathy and Dave is in my prayers.
God Bless you
Paul Williams