Rev. W. David Schorr, a Priest for the Diocese of Pittsburgh, passed Monday, October 27, 2014, in UPMC McKeesport.
He was born on November 10, 1947, in McKeesport, son of the late Walter C. and Florence (Galata) Schorr.
He attended elementary School at St. Joseph's in Duquesne and High School at Bishop's Latin School.
He received his BA from Duquesne University in 1969 and his MA from St. Francis Seminary in Loretto, PA in 1973.
He was ordained on May 5, 1973, by Bishop Vincent M. Leonard at Saint Paul Cathedral, Pittsburgh, PA.
He was the Parochial Vicar at the Nativity of Our Lord Parish, Pittsburgh from 1973-1978, St. Francis Xavier Parish, Pittsburgh from 1978-1980, and Holy Innocents Parish, Pittsburgh from 1980-1984. From 1984-1989 he served as Parish Administrator at St. Helen Parish in Roosevelt, Utah. He was Pastor at Most Holy Name of Jesus Parish in Pittsburgh from 1989-2008, and was currently serving as Pastor at St. Rita Parish in Whitaker and Resurrection Parish in West Mifflin.
He also served as the Youth Affairs Representative at the North Side Deanery from 1976-1980. He was a recent recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Bishop's Latin School and the Cardinal Wright Award.
He was the brother of Patricia L. Schorr of White Oak, Theodore (Donna) Schorr of Vandalia, Ohio, Jeanne Estep of White Oak and Martin G. (Terri Jo) Schorr of White Oak. He is also survived by his adopted son, Joseph Fox and his family of Idaho.
The Funeral Mass was be celebrated by Bishop David A. Zubik on Friday, October 31, 2014, at Resurrection Church at 4 p.m. Burial followed in the Priest Plot at St. Joseph Cemetery, West Mifflin.