Terry C. Ditzler
December 24, 2020
Terry C. Ditzler, 74, of Oak Grove Rd., Pine Grove, passed away on Thursday, December 24, 2020 at the Hershey Medical Center.
Born on June 15, 1946 in Pottsville, he was a son of the late Alvin and Elsie Schaeffer Ditzler.
He was a 1964 graduate of Pine Grove Area High School, where he was a 1000 point scorer on the Boys Basketball team. He was also a 1967 graduate of Williamson College.
Terry was a Seabee in the Navy serving in the Mobile Construction Battalion #53 and served 18 months in Vietnam during the war.
He was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Pine Grove, where he served on church council and the cemetery board.
Terry was a Superintendent for Keener, Inc. in Mechanicsburg, which constructed many malls, schools and businesses in the area. He won an award for the building of the Schuylkill Mall in Frackville and was honored as a 50 year member of the Local #5 Bricklayer and Allied Craftsman Union.
He was a member of the Pine Grove American Legion Post 374, Pine Grove VFW Post 3432, Brookside Hunting Club and was inducted in the Allen Rogowicz Hall of Fame. He enjoyed woodworking, hunting, fishing, the outdoors, taking care of his property, watching his grandchildren play sports and even attended games after they had graduated. He could be found sitting in the front row half court at any Pine Grove Area Basketball game. He was an avid sports fan and was very proud of his children and grandchildren.
Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Nancy Derfler Ditzler; a daughter, Tracey and husband David Bohn of Pine Grove; a son, Matthew Ditzler of Lancaster; one grandson, Jeremy and wife Grace Bohn; three granddaughters, Tessa Bohn, Emma Ditzler, and Claire Ditzler; a brother, Richard and wife Shirley Ditzler of Conestoga; two nieces, Carrie Kerr and Marcie Taylor; a nephew, Michael Ditzler.
All Services will be held at the convenience of the family with Rev. Brian Beissel officiating. Interment in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, Pa.
In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer contributions be made to the St. Peter's Lutheran Church Memorial Fund 312 S. Tulpehocken St. Pine Grove, PA 17963 in his memory.
The H. L. Snyder Funeral Home, Inc., Pine Grove is in charge of arrangements and you may send condolences online at www.hlsnyderfuneralhome.com
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St. Peter's Lutheran Church Memorial Fund
312 S. Tulpehocken Street, Pine Grove PA 17963