|Birth: ||Jul. 9, 1938|
|Death: ||May 28, 2008|
Upon graduating from St. Brigid grade school in Meadville in 1952, Fr. Findlay attended Meadville Area High School, graduating in 1956.
He then attended Gannon College(now Gannon University), graduating in 1961. From 1961 to 1962 he studied at the School of St. Philip Neri in Boston and then entered St. Mary Seminary and University in Baltimore, Md., where he completed his studies in 1967.
Following the completion of his studies, he was ordained as a priest on May 27, 1967 at St. Peter Cathedral in Erie by the Most Reverend John F. Whealon, Bishop of Erie. Fr. Findlay's home parish was St. Brigid, Meadville.
Following ordination, Father Findlay was assigned as assistant pastor at St. Stephen parish in Oil City from 1967 to 1972, serving also as Newman Chaplain to the Oil City campus of Clarion University.
In 1972 he was assigned to the team ministry at St. Cosmas and Damian parish in Punxsutawney, becoming assistant pastor there in 1974.
In 1976, he was assigned as assistant pastor at St. Paul parish in Erie.
In 1977 as assistant pastor at Christ the King parish in Houtzdale.
In 1982 he was named pastor of Holy Rosary parish in Johnsonburg.
In 1989 he was named pastor of Sacred Heart parish in Erie. He served there as sole pastor until 1995 and as co-pastor until 2002
In 2002 he was named pastor of St. Brigid parish, Meadville, where he served until his death.
In addition to parish assignments, Father Findlay also served as Defender of the Bond in the Diocesan Tribunal, as a member of the diocesan Presbyteral Council, and from 2005 until his death he served as dean (Vicar Forane) of the Meadville Deanery.
He also served in the US Army Reserves.
Parents: George and Mary Ann Nageotte Findlay
Siblings: George "Bud"(Kay)Findlay, Doris(Don)Redmond, Mary Jane Kelley, Billie Simmons, Paul(Kay)Findlay, Margaret(Jim)Timpe, Jack(Nancy)Findlay, Jim Findlay, Mark Findlay and Dee Findlay
Preceded by: his parents and brother, Richard (Dick) Findlay
Sunset: Wednesday, May 28, 2008, at St. Mary's Asbury Ridge, Erie
Mass of Christian Burial: 11:00am Saturday 7 June 2008 at St. Brigid Roman Catholic Church, Meadville, with Bishop Donald Trautman presiding
Saint Brigids Cemetery
Created by: J Rowan
Record added: Jun 12, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 38264913
Our Deepest sympathy to Fr David Findlays Family, God Bless you Father David. You were a dear friend and we be missed greatly, Love The Perry Family|
Added: Apr. 7, 2010