Donald B. Snyder, 76

December 08, 2023

Donald B. Snyder 76, of Lititz, a beloved husband, father, and friend, passed away on December 8, 2023. Born to Warren and Kathryn Snyder on April 12, 1947, Donald led a life marked by kindness, generosity, and a passion for family. Donald earned a BA in Science of Horticulture at Penn State University. It was during his senior year that he met the love of his life, Nancy Snyder, with whom he celebrated 54 years of marriage on November 22, 2023.

Known for his warm heart and friendly demeanor, Donald found joy in the simple pleasures of life. His love for agriculture and fresh produce began at Snyder Fruit Farm in Lititz, where he worked and cultivated a deep appreciation for nature. Subsequently, he dedicated 20 plus years of his career as a Salesman for Dutch Valley Bulk Foods.

Beyond his professional pursuits, Donald was a man of many interests. He took pleasure in the therapeutic strokes of paint by numbers, a hobby he generously shared with friends. His weekends were often spent cheering on his beloved Penn State football team, and he found equal joy in watching wrestling and basketball. Donald also enjoyed storytelling and loved to share facts about chickens. His zest for life, combined with a genuine love for those around him, created lasting memories for all who were fortunate enough to know him.

Family was the cornerstone of Donald’s life, and he cherished the moments spent with his wife, Nancy, and their daughter, Kim Snyder. He is survived by his sister, Sylvia Delong, wife of William, sister-in-law, Sylvia Snyder, wife of the late Carl Snyder, and many nieces and nephews.
The family would like to offer a heartfelt thank you to the staff at Hospice and Community Care, whose diligence and support brought comfort to Donald and the family during their time of need.

In honor of Donald B. Snyder’s life, a celebration of life will be held at the convenience of the family. May his memory continue to bring comfort and warmth to those who were touched by his remarkable presence.

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Condolences to the Family

December 23, 2023

Beautifully said , exactly said and lovingly said.    We lift you up Nancy and Kim in your loss ❤️❤️🙏🙏 Darrell Snyder

December 22, 2023

Grace and Peace to you and your family as you remember Don’s life. Robert Howse

December 21, 2023

Thoughts and prayers for the entire Snyder family especially Nancy and Kim. May your memories of Don carry you through this journey of bereavement.  Blessings, Tonianne Bertel

December 20, 2023

So very many wonderful memories with Don.  From working at SKH to summer pool parties!  He was a wonderful sweet man and good friend.  We will keep Nancy and Kim in our prayers during this difficult time.  The world a beautiful soul!

Sue and Tim Ezard

December 20, 2023

Donald was the life of every party and get togethers, most of them held at there own home. He always had a smile on his face and kind words of encouragement. His love for his wife and daughter shown through out his life as well. We will miss Donald so much and very grateful for all the great memories we have of him. Our love and prayers to you Nancy and Kim.

Larry and Ruth Ann Martin

December 19, 2023

Don was my American father. I was an exchange student that was very lucky to be part of the Snyder family. He was the most caring, kind and loving dad. I’m very grateful to have spent an important part of my life with him. He will always be in my heart ❤️ Fernanda 

December 19, 2023

I am so sorry for your loss Kim. You took such great care of your parents. He was a kind man.

Cindy Roth

December 19, 2023

My buddy Don made a great impact on my life and many others. He had a servants heart and was a blessing to all who knew him.  I will never forget his friendship.  I miss him dearly.  
Annette Holopirek

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