Joyce C. (Snyder) Dietrich, 79, of Lenhartsville, passed away Sunday, October 3, 2021. She was the wife of Clifford R. Dietrich with whom she celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary in May. Born in Albany Township, she was the daughter of the late Roy R. and Velma A. (Kunkle) Snyder. Joyce was a 1960 graduate of Kutztown Area High School. She had a vegetable route in Reading and a roadside vegetable stand in Kutztown for over twenty years. She also worked at McCory’s and Wayne's Dry Goods in Kutztown. Joyce drove a school bus for Van Lear - Kutztown School District for 13 years, and Gross Equipment - Brandywine Schools for 3 years. She also sold Tupperware for 10 years. Joyce was a member of many organizations including: Dunkels Union Church Cemetery board, Vice Chair of PA German Cultural Heritage Center, auxiliary member of the Kutztown Fire Co. & Kempton Fire Co., Virginville Grange, State & National Grange, Gideons International auxiliary, Women's Heart Support Group Lehigh Valley, Red Hat Ladies Pretty Purple Posies, and Grace E.C. Church Kutztown. She started Sisters of Grace Ministry, served as Sunday School president at Friedens Church in Lenhartsville, taught Bible study, and taught Sunday School for over 20 years. In addition to her husband Clifford, she is survived by daughters: Joan, wife of John Dietrich, and Lisa, wife of Bryan Peters; son, David Dietrich; grandchildren: Aaron, Christian, Jed (husband of Erin Hoffer), Breton, Chelsea (wife of Justin German), and Tyler Dietrich (husband of Angela Corrado), Julia (wife of Damian Shoff), Laura, Bryan Jr. (husband of Terra Ali), Lydia, Jacob, and Katie Peters; great grandchildren Ellie, Nova and Han Dietrich, Coralynn German, Blayke Kranch, Abraham, Samson and Lazarus Shoff and sister, Shirley Tallman (widow of the late William Tallman) and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by foster brother, Sterling Bower (husband of Helen). Services, Saturday, October 9, 2021 in Grace E. C. Church 421 West Main Street, Kutztown, 3pm; visitation with the family 1pm to 3pm. Interment, Dunkels Church Cemetery, Kutztown. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Grace E.C. Church, Kutztown or Gideons International Berks East Camp, PO 172, Oley, PA 19547. Edward J. Hildenbrand Funeral Home Inc. Kutztown in charge of arrangements.
Published by Reading Eagle from Oct. 4 to Oct. 5, 2021.