TAKACH, Dave Allen, who was beloved by so many, 70, of County Hwy. 14, Rayland, OH, died Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at Cumberland Pointe, St. Clairsville, OH.

He was born October 15, 1943 in Martins Ferry, OH son of the late Albert and Clara Vargo Takach.

He worked at the School of Bright Promise for 15 years, was a member of the former Rayland Presbyterian Church, and enjoyed making pot holders for his family and listening to polka music.

Dave never went anywhere without his “flashlight.”

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Steve Takach; two sisters, Betty Dobos, and Katherine Krajnyak.

He is survived by a brother, Albert (Patti) Takach of Rayland, OH; a sister, Irene Handzel and Don Chillog of St. Clairsville, OH; a very special great-nephew and niece, Alby (Angela) Takach of Rayland, OH; great-great nephews, Austin and Nathan; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received, to pay tribute to Dave and celebrate his life, Sunday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Borkoski Funeral Home, Tiltonsville, OH.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Cindy Foster officiating.

Burial in Upland Cemetery, Yorkville, OH.