William D. "Don" Deitrick, Sr. 86, of Danville PA passed away Friday, April
22, 2016 at Geisinger Columbia Montour Hospice at Maria Hall in Danville
PA. He was born November 23, 1929 in Danville PA the son of the late
Walter C. Deitrick Sr. and Mary Ellen Gulliver Deitrick.
was married for 22 years to his late beloved wife Margaret G. Reeder
who preceded him in death on August 4, 2012. They were married
November 24, 1990, at Trinity Lutheran Church Danville PA.
graduated from Danville High School in 1948, where he excelled in football,
basketball, and baseball. Don also played basketball and baseball for the
Danville State Hospital, and played and coached in the Berwick YMCA for
several years after graduation. He started the first Adult Softball League
in Danville and served as President from 1965-1966.
served his country in the United States Air Force.
worked for Merck and Co for over 25 years as a chemical operator, and
retired in 1992. He was President of the Union Oil Chemical and Atomic
Workers International Union(1978 to 1982). He was president of the OCAW
Drug and Cosmetic Council in 1981.
a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Danville PA. His other memberships
included the Danville Elks, Past Worthy President of the Danville Eagles
#838 in 1982, Danville Moose Club and Friendship Fire Company.
greatest passion in life was accompanying his wife as they traveled to the
Mid-west and Western states, going out to dinner and going to casinos. Don
was a faithful supporter of his grandchildren watching them play various
survived by two sons: William Deitrick Jr. and his wife Shirley of Danville,
Robert Deitrick and his wife Jan of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and one daughter Beth
Anne Snyder of Danville. Also surviving are six grandchildren: Renee
Deitrick, Kelly(Matthew) Beltz, Kimberly(Chris) Fleming, Jonathan Deitrick,
Shelby Snyder and fiancée Zeb Butler, and Amber Snyder and his four great-
grandchildren: William Beltz, Evan Fleming, Kate Fleming, and Bristol
Butler. He is also survived by his sister-in-law Linda Deitrick. Also
surviving is one stepson: Scott A. Reilly and wife Dusty of Muncy and three
step-daughters: Toni Toomey and husband Pat of Lancaster, Jan Cosgrove and
husband John of Lancaster, and Lori Reilly of Danville. He is also survived
by his 10 step-grandchildren: Tami and husband J.B. Newborg, Sabrina Roark,
Lauren Cosgrove, Carey Raleigh, Scott Reilly II and wife Rebecca, Nicole
Diehl, Adam Woll, Jessica Tom, Aaron Tom and Makenzie Hummer and his seven
step-great grandchildren: Nathan Hengst and wife Heidi, Laila Colon, Nick
Raleigh, Zachary, Adyson and Chloe (Reilly), Braylin Foresman and one
step-great great grandchild: Liam Hengst.
was preceded in death by three brothers, Walter C. Deitrick Jr., Robert J.
Deitrick, Dr. Richard Deitrick, one sister, Jean Pehowic and step-grandaughter
Becky Catterall. Relatives and friends are invited to attend funeral
services to be held Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 11:30 AM at Trinity
Lutheran Church 209 Church Street Danville PA with the Reverend Trevor J.
Hahn officiating. Burial will follow in Columbia Hill Cemetery Danville
PA. Friends will be received from 9:45 AM until 11:15 AM in the small
chapel of the church. The family will provide flowers. Memorial
contributions may be made to the church.
Arrangements are under the direction of Visneski Funeral Home, Inc. 10 W
Mahoning Street Danville PA.