David C. Alloway, age 60, passed away in his home on May 14, 2019, after a hard-fought battle with brain cancer. He was born July 29, 1958 in Erie the son of Barbara Jean Chomas Alloway and the late Samuel Bascomb Alloway. He lived a full life and loved everything he did along his journey.
Dave graduated from Erie County Tech School in 1977 as an electrician, which he stated was the best school he ever attended. He worked for several independent electrical companies until 1986, when he purchased Millcreek Electric and ran the business until 2005. That same year he met his current wife Lynn Kowalski, at which point Dave knew he was ready to focus on enjoying their time together. After selling his business he spent 8 years working in Ohio as a lineman electrician for Miller Cable Co. In 2012 he took a chance and started a new adventure as a flatbed truck driver. His faith in himself paid off as his new career path was highly successful and fulfilling. Dave was a company driver for Mercer Transportation Co. In his free time, Dave enjoyed volunteering for the U.S. Brig Niagara, and boating on Lake Erie with his wife. His life as he knew it ended on December 22, 2018 when he parked his truck for the last time before the discovery of the fatal Glioblastoma.
Besides his mother, Dave is survived by his wife, Lynn; a son Dave Alloway and his wife Jennifer; brother, Tom Alloway and his wife Anita; sister, Carol Lynn Alloway; stepdaughter, Kara White; stepson, Jacob Kowalski; and 8 grandchildren.
Friends are invited to call at the Quinn Funeral Home, West 9th & Liberty St., on Friday from 2:00 – 4:00 PM and 6:00 – 8:00 PM at which time a Funeral Service will be held. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 1645 W. 8th St., Erie, PA 16505.
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