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Old 5 October 2019, 06:17
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Potomac, Virginia — David J. Pshak, age 61, passed away on August 8th, 2019 at Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center Memorial Hospital.

David J. Pshak is survived by his wife, Maria, three children: Dorothy Towne, Carmen Landreville, and Jimmy Ott. He also leaves behind his brother, Doug Pshak, and his sister, Sally Roach. David was the loving Grandfather of eight grandchildren; Ana Dupler, Andrea Landreville, Joseph Landreville, Priscilla Allen, Krystal Towne, Brittany Ott, James Ott, and Madison Ott. He was also the Great Grandfather of Heming Dupler and Lukas Allen.

David was a patriot who retired after twenty years as a Gunnery Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps and retired from the United States Department of State after serving eighteen years. He is a veteran of the Gulf War and the Haiti Intervention where he earned duty medals including the Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal, as well as other awards and citations for his commitment to our nation.

David grew up in Streator, Illinois and is the son of Jerome “Babe” Pshak and Sharon Pshak. As a teenager and a graduate from Streator Township High School, class of 1975, he was actively involved in sports including Wrestling and Football. He was dedicated to being part of a team and never missed practice. His dedication to his teammates can be directly attributed to his work ethic and his natural leadership ability. His attention to detail was legendary and he took pride in the fact that he always instructing others and was proud of being a member of the Scout Sniper Instructor School in Quantico, Virginia and working with the State Department to train and educate others.

The discipline and patriotism he demonstrated while serving in the Marine Corps never left him, as friends and family will attest.

Funeral services will be conducted at Quantico National Cemetery sometime in March 2020. The family will provide specific information, as they get closer to the date of the funeral service. The family has provided the following email to provide condolences and/or stories for David Pshak at: TeamShak2020@gmail.com.
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