Published September 30. 2020 10:47AM
Dale Franklin Snyder, 82, of Whitehall and formerly of Moorestown and Walnutport, died Sept. 21, 2020, at St. Luke’s Hospice House, Lower Saucon Township. He was the husband of Grace M. Snyder for 55 years.
Born in Slatington, he was the son of the late Earl Franklin and Adele Mary (Rex) Snyder.
He was in the U.S. Air Force.
He was a Snap-on Incorporated tool sales representative for 32 years before he retired in 1994. He then was a school bus driver for the former Laidlaw Transportation and Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit 21.
He was a former consistory member and youth group adviser at Salem United Church of Christ, Moorestown.
He was a firefighter for the former Springside Fire Company, Slatington, and was a former Boy Scout volunteer. He was a member of Gold Wing Road Riders Association of the Lehigh Valley and Allen O’ Delke American Legion Post 16, Slatington.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by four children, Stacy Guy Snyder with Michelle of North Bangor, Kelly Dale Snyder with Patricia of North Catasauqua, Amy Grace Snyder-Dietz with Brian of Palmerton and Beth Adele Toven with Michael of Morganton, N.C.; four grandchildren, Austin Dale and Brandon Michael Snyder, Colton Ray Deitz and Stephanie Ann Eckenrode; and three great-grandchildren, Mackenzie Ann Snyder and Ethan and Bryce Eckenrode.
He was predeceased by seven siblings, Clayton E. Snyder, William H. Snyder, Lucille D. Shook, Ruth E. Davies, Donald E. Snyder, Lois K. Semmel and Frances Snyder.
Services are private.
Arrangements were made by Heintzelman Funeral Home Inc., Schnecksville.
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