David Pollock McCune IV

David Pollock McCune IV, age 64, died Thursday, May 7, 2009 at UPMC Braddock. Born in McKeesport April 23, 1945, he was a former member of Mt. Vernon Community Presbyterian Church, an Eagle Scout, a graduate of Mercersburg Academy and Monmouth College.

As a young man, Dave had an ambition to race cars and had some success in local races in the Midwest in the late 1960’s. A normal life was not to be his, however. He was struck with schizophrenia in those years and lived with the illness the rest of his life.

Son of the late Dr. David P. and Gwen McKenery McCune, Jr., he is survived by his sister Kristin E. McCune and her husband Steve Lewis of Anchorage, AK; three nieces, Daisy, Roxane and Rebecca Lewis; and his friends at the Mon-Yough Community Services Sr. Care Plaza in McKeesport.

Private interment and service will be held in Mount Vernon Cemetery. Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA 15132 is in charge of arrangements. The family suggests contributions to the Translational Neuroscience Program, c/o University of Pittsburgh, Forbes Tower, Suite 8084, 3600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213.