In Memory of David A. Livingston




David A. Livingston, age 72, of North Ridgeville, passed away on August 20, 2019 at Life Care Center in Westlake after a lengthy illness.

He was born on August 21, 1946 in Martins Ferry, Ohio and had been a resident of North Ridgeville for the past 31 years. David earned his bachelor’s degree from Ohio University in 1969, where he was the penalty timekeeper for the hockey team. He went on to work as the supervising chemist for the Northeast Ohio Sewer District, retiring in 2000 after 30 years of service. He was a polio survivor from age 5 and was very active in local, state and national polio associations, and also acted as the President of the Ohio Polio Network, for which he was the editor of their newsletter. David was the elected President of the resident council at Life Care Center in Westlake.

He enjoyed working with stained glass, fishing, wood working and collecting arrowheads. He also loved antique cars, especially his ’56 Chevy.

David is survived by many dear friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents Russell and Helen (nee Sadowski) Livingston; sister Beverly Jean Livingston, stepfather William Neugebauer.

Funeral services will be held in the Bogner Family Funeral Home, 36625 Center Ridge Rd., N. Ridgeville on Friday at 7:00 p.m., where friends will be received from 5:00 p.m. until time of service. Rev. Neal Brock will officiate.

Inurnment will be in Upland Heights Cemetery, Yorkville, Ohio.

It was David’s wish that donations be made to the Ohio Polio Network, c/o Judi Jacobs, Treasurer, 464 17th St. NW, Barberton, OH 44203.



                            Dave Livingston
       1996 People First Disability Second Award

Dave devoted his entire life to polio survivors. He held positions as Support Group Leader, Ohio Polio Network Newsletter Editor and President. Dave also organized several Conferences in Ohio that were devoted to people with Post-Polio Syndrome. He was awarded the 1996 People First Disability Second Award. Dave also participated in several International Post-Polio Conferences. He was also a current member of the OPN Advisory Board. It was only a month ago that Dave called me and talked about the importance of the Post-Polio Support Groups.


Dave will be missed by his many friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with Dave and his family and friends at this sad time. 

- Patrick Kelly, Ohio Polio Network President 08/23/2019