Born: November 26, 1941
Died: March 27, 2012
David Joseph Kwait, 70, of Hummelstown, PA, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 27, 2012. David was born in Pittsburgh, PA, to Joseph (d. 1979) and Henrietta (Soroczynski) Kwait (d. 2003). He attended grade school at St. George's Parrish and graduated from St. Elizabeth's High School. David attended St. Meinrad Seminary in Indiana, and graduated from Duquesne University. He enjoyed a 30 year career with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, serving in New Orleans, Chicago, Pittsburgh and Washington, PA. He retired from the FBI as a Supervisory Special Agent, and became the first Director of the newly established Office of Municipal Investigations for the City of Pittsburgh. He later served as Chief of the Bureau of Criminal Investigations for the Pennsylvania Attorney General for 8 years, and spent an additional 3 years as the Director of Investigations for the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. David retired in 2008, and enjoyed traveling, spending time with his grandchildren, and being a loving husband. He is survived by his wife, Diana Reed; five children, Michelle, Joe, LeeAnn, Philip and David; grandchildren Carter, Colby and Conrad; siblings Robert, Mary Ellen and Roseanne.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, March 31st, at 10:00AM in St. Patrick’s Cathedral, 212 State Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101 with Rev. Thomas Rozman and Rev. John Osterly as celebrants. Viewing will be held on Friday evening, March 30th, from 6:00 – 8:00PM, in the Hoover Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., Hershey. Burial will be in the Hershey Cemetery following the mass.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in his name to the Hospice of Central Pennsylvania, 1320 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17110 and/or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 897, Hershey PA 17033 or www.cancer.org.