ELIZABETHTOWN Don was born on April 8, 1930, in York, the youngest of the loving family of five children, three sisters, Marguret, Betty, and Mary, and one brother, Walter "Sam". His wonderfully devoted parents, Walter and Meda, raised their family of five children at 944 W. College Ave. in York. Don worked in the textile industry for 24 years with Tioga Textiles and worked with Caterpiller Inc. as a Machine Operator for 25 years. He retired on January 1, 1997. The most devoted and loving husband, father, and grandfather, Don married his late wife, Joyce Katherine Snyder in 1950, and is lovingly missed and remembered always by his son, Jeffrey, and grandson, Daniel. Don was a member of the York DeMolay Chapter and member of the Masonic White Rose Lodge No. 706 F&AM in York. Upon retiring to Masonic Village in March 2007, Don became a member of the Masonic Village High Twelve Club No. 629. He also met his loving companion of the past six years, Joan Baker, while living at Masonic Village. Don was active in a variety of sports and was an avid sports fan throughout his entire life participating in football (West End Hornets), fishing, softball, baseball, hunting, and golf. He loved pets, especially cats and dogs, and always had either or both throughout his family life. He owned a parakeet, hamsters, and raised pigeons as a young man. He touched all whom he met with his very kind, generous love and his most wonderful sense of humor. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at 2 p.m. at the Etzweiler Funeral Home 1111 E. Market St., York, with the Rev. Keith C. Fair officiating. A visitation will be held from 1 to 1:45 p.m. Wednesday with Masonic Services at 1:45 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Mount Rose Cemetery. www.etzweiler.com
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Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on May 5, 2013