David A. Karneth, accountant, controller
David A. Karneth of Amherst, a certified public accountant for more than 40 years, died Monday in Hospice Buffalo, Cheektowaga. He was 74.
Born in Buffalo, he attended St. Matthew’s Elementary School and was a 1961 graduate of Kensington High School.
Enlisting in the Navy, he served for six years and was assigned to the USS Jamestown, a technical research ship. He was a communications specialist and learned to speak fluent Russian.
Returning from service, he attended the University at Buffalo on the GI Bill, earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting and became a certified public accountant.
Mr. Karneth was former controller of City Mattress and was a regional CPA manager for several firms. He also maintained his own accounting and tax preparation practice in his home.
He attended the Chapel at Crosspoint.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, the former Annette Testa; a daughter, Kathleen; three brothers, Thomas, Arthur and Richard; a sister, Rosemary Beidle; and a grandson.
A memorial service will be arranged.