David T. Samsel

David Troy Samsel, 57, of Bechtelsville, passed away on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 surrounded by his family.
Born in Pottstown, he was the son of the late Terry D. Samsel and Joanne (Long) and Richard Gresh.
David graduated from Boyertown Area Senior High School. He was a truck driver for over 30 years employed by West Motor Freight, Maier’s Bakery and last employed by Black Horse Carriers until February of 2019.
David loved family gatherings and was a big tease. He looked forward to salmon fishing with friends in New York on a yearly basis. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle and going four wheeling on his side by side. He especially loved going to the mountains to fish and hunt with family and friends and stay at their camp “The Three Pines” in Ulysses, Potter County.
He was a member of the Brotherhood of Teamsters, Ducks Unlimited, Reading Motor Cycle Club, Friendship Hook and Ladder ( life member), Keystone Fire Co, Liberty Fire Co., Bechtelsville Fire Co., Mertztown Fire Co., Pikeville Sportsman’s Club and numerous other clubs and organizations.
Surviving in addition to his mother and stepfather are two sisters, Dori, wife of Clay Pannepacker and Dawn T. Samsel and her companion Allen Yerk; three brothers, Darryl B. Samsel, husband of Chris, Dean M. Samsel, husband of Shelly and Dana J. Samsel and his companion Ashley Ott and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his grandparents Ida and Paul Long and Betty and Ray Samsel.
A celebration of David’s life will be held at the Gresh residence, 223 Pleasant View Drive, Douglassville, Pa on Sunday, January 26, 2020 from 1:00PM to 6:00PM. Family and friends are invited to join us to share memories of David and find comfort in each other.
Morrell Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

10 Condolences
  1. Deepest Sympathies to the entire family,from a former “West Motor Freight” driver.

  2. Sending all of you love & prayers for healing during this time.

    Matt, Charis & Kambri

  3. Bryan and I are so sorry for your loss. Dave has been a friend since we were in high-school. He was a special guy. Our thoughts are with your family.
    Bryan and Lisa

  4. Prayers for the Samsel & Gresh familys, so sorry Dave had to go through pain and suffering He is now in peace no more pain and he will be with his Father Terry Samsel , the storys they will tell each other in haven and the fun they will have, Aunt Verona & Uncle Gerald.

  5. My deepest sympathy. Love to all at this difficult time.

  6. Dear Joanne,Rich and Family, We were so sad to here of the loss of your son. We never met him but knowing your family that was our loss May God keep you in His heart at this time and give you strength. Shelley and George

  7. Joanne, Rich, Darryl, Chris, Dori, Dawn, Dean & Dana,
    Patty and I were deeply saddened to hear of Dave’s passing. Due to our relocation it has been a few years since I have seen Dave, I have many fond memories of our high school years and the friendship that we had as well as the time I spent with your family. Please know that your entire family is in our thoughts and prayers. Dave’s suffering is over and he is now resting in peace with his Father Terry.

    Randy & Patty

  8. Rest easy brother. Your gonna be missed bye many. A great guy you were.
    Rest easy we got this from here.

  9. Joanne, Rich, Darryl, Chris, Dori, Dawn, Dean & Dana,

    Patty and I are deeply saddened to hear of Dave’s passing. Unfortunately it has been a few years since I have seen Dave due to our relocation. Over the last few days I have been reminiscing of our high school days and the friendship we shared. Dave’s suffering is now over and he is with his Father Terry.

    Rest In Peace my friend.

    Randy & Patricia Sell

  10. There are no words to express my sorrow for your loss, may you find comfort in the loving memories shared while he was alive. Accept my condolences.

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