Donald E. Snyder Sr., 69, PA State Police officer, volunteered actively in the Akron community

By on July 22, 2015

Donald E. “Dutch” Snyder Sr., 69, of Akron, passed away Saturday, July 18, 2015, at his home.

He was born in Lebanon to the late Paul Sr. and Verna (Bixler) Snyder and was the beloved husband of Connie S. (Zimmerman) Snyder with whom he shared 50 years of marriage.

Donald was a member of the Hill United Church of Christ, Lebanon. He proudly served as a Pennsylvania State Police officer from 1970 to 1995, and as a detective with the Lancaster County District Attorney office from 1995 to 2006. Donald had a very close affiliation with Children and Youth Services and volunteered his time in countless organizations in the Akron community and beyond.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children: Donald Jr., husband of Mary Snyder; Andrea, wife of James Eberhart Jr.; Steven, husband of Colby Snyder; seven grandchildren: Ashlee, Justin, Mason, Cutler, Bailey, Ascher, and Calliope; one great-grandchild: Jameson; two brothers: Paul Jr. and Earl Snyder; and a sister: Barbara Kreider.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother: Terry Snyder.

A visitation will be held Thursday, July 23, from 5 to 7:30 p.m., at the Akron Church of the Brethren, 613 Main St., Akron, followed by a memorial service led by Pastor Timothy Dewald. A graveside service will be held Friday, July 24, at 10 a.m., at Hill Church Cemetery, 998 N. Mill St., Lebanon.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Donald’s memory may be made to the Hill United Church of Christ, 3801 Hill Church Road, Lebanon, PA 17046.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes Inc., Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at stradlingfuneralhome.com.

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