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Robert David "Dave" Spittler


1950 - 2020
Robert David "Dave" Spittler Obituary

Dave Spittler, 70, of Pine Grove, unexpectedly passed away at his homestead on July 31, 2020.

Dave was born in Danville to the late Ernest and Alverta (Brommer) Spittler on July 24, 1950. Just one week ago, he celebrated his 70th birthday and 49th wedding anniversary with his wife, Linda Spittler.

In 1968, Dave graduated from Pine Grove High School and went on to earn a degree in accounting from the Ford School of Business. He went on to work for Nationwide Insurance until 1982.

Dave gave up his career as an insurance agent to follow his lifelong dream of owning his own bicycle shop. In 1982, he started and owned Spittler's Bicycle Shop until he retired two years ago. He lived by the motto "quality work takes time" and was known as a man who could fix anything. A conversationalist, he created many lasting friendships with people who came from near and far to visit his shop.

Along with fixing bicycles, Dave enjoyed playing guitar, being a jokester and caring for his cats and dogs. As a child, Dave's grandfather, the late John Brommer, taught him how to blacksmith. As an adult, Dave reignited his love for blacksmithing instilled in him by his Pop Pop Brommer and began blacksmithing again.

Dave is survived by his beloved wife of 49 years, Linda (Schneck) Spittler. Dave and Linda enjoyed everything that life had to offer, together. He is survived by two children, Natalie (Spittler) Zimmerman, wife of Tod A. Zimmerman, of Schuylkill Haven, and Adam D. Spittler, of Pine Grove; three granddaughters, Lindsey M. Zimmerman, Corinne E. Zimmerman, and Kyrsten A. Spittler; a sister, Elizabeth (Spittler) Krause, wife of David Krause, of Pine Grove. Dave loved his family more than anything in the world, and we will miss him terribly.

Preceding him in death were his sister, Mary Jane Lucas; stepbrother, Ernest Spittler; stepsister, Ruth Heinbach.

Graveside services and interment will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, at Hetzel's Cemetery, 266 Hetzel's Church Road, Pine Grove. Pastor Ronald Stump Jr. will officiate. In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer contributions be made to the located at 3551 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19140, in his memory. The H.L. Snyder Funeral Home Inc., of Pine Grove, is in charge of arrangements and you may send condolences online at www.hlsnyderfuneralhome.com.


Published in Republican & Herald from Aug. 2 to Aug. 3, 2020
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