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David J. Nicotra

May 09, 1949 - June 15, 2020

Obituary for David J. Nicotra

Age 71, unexpectedly passed away on Monday, June 15 2020, of Whitehall, formerly of Troy Hill.

Beloved husband of Linda F. (Foor) Nicotra; loving father of Seth and Erik Nicotra, Shelley Porada and Matt Stasko; adored grandfather of Jackie and Colson Porada and the late Ashlyn Porada; devoted son of Eva Nicotra and the late John Nicotra; brother of John (the late Mary Ann), Bill (Kathleen) and Joanne. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and loving friends. David served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War on the U.S.S. Wainwright (DLG28) and as a Pittsburgh City Firefighter. He was the recipient of two life-saving citations one of which while "off-duty". David was larger than life, the life of the party and will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Friends will be received at the John F. Slater Funeral Home, Inc., 412-881-4100, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood 15227 on Thursday, June 18, 2020 from 5-8 p.m. where funeral services will be held in the funeral home Chapel on Friday at 11:00 a.m. Masks will be required for both visitation and the funeral service. Safety First.

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I remember Dave took me my brother Ben and Seth too the zoo.. and since I'm tall I had to catch Seth and Ben .. we jumped the fence.. we snuck into the zoo.. I had to be in the 7th or 8th grade.. but Dave has this big giant black car.. and we went out for ice cream after.. I guess my dad was out on the moving truck
- Tyrone Jockel
Mrs. Nicotra,Linda,John, Bill,and Joanne, So sorry to hear of Dave's passing. Sorry i missed the viewing. I go back a long way with Dave to our pool games on Pine Hill Dr. as teenagers. Softball for the Evergreen Hotel and other assorted adventures. Dave always had energy and was willing to help. He will be missed by many. Eddie Thaner
- Eddie Thaner
I will always think of Dave as he was when I saw him at the Annual Christmas Eve Party . Gracious , happy , and smiling .
- Kathleen Adams
Dave and I are Pirate Baseball fans. I have fond memories of watching games with him on TV in his man cave. Both of us go back aways so we "one upped one another......do you remember........? Dave had a role in the movie HOFFA where he was a stand in for a scene on Ft Duquesne Blvd. In addition his classic cars were also used in the movie. Rest In Peace Dave.
- Bill Kaib
Our condolences to the Nicotra family..We are always saddened when we lose one of our own. We will keep you and David in our prayers. God Bless! Treasurer-Emeritus Veteran Fire Fighters of Pittsburgh
- Jack Cooley

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