Obituary for Dale Hertel
Dale F. Hertel, 85, of York died peacefully, Friday, March 9, 2018 at Autumn House-East, York. Born in York on October 11, 1932, he was the son of the late Frederick J. and Dorothy G. (Price) Hertel. Dale was the loving husband of the late Mary A. (Fisher) Hertel; she died on September 3, 2006.
Dale was a graduate of Central York High School. He went on to welding for Donlee Boilers, formerly York-Shipley Boilers, for 40 years until his retirement in 1992. Following retirement, he worked part-time for Stauffers Home and Garden Store in East York. He was a member of Fourth United Methodist Church and the York Lions Club.
Dale and his wife enjoyed volunteering in the York Community, whether helping construct the playground at Springettsbury Township Park or helping the Arc of York County at Camp Pennwood, they were always willing to lend a hand. Dale enjoyed woodworking and spending time with his pets.
Dale is survived by his sons, Jonathan B. Hertel of York, Wesley B. Hertel and his wife, Laryssa of Red Lion, and Geoffery B. Hertel of Maryland. Dale is also survived by his brother, Charles Hertel and his wife, Dixie of York, and his 9 grandchildren.
A memorial service to celebrate Dale’s life will be held on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at the Etzweiler Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, 1111 East Market Street, York, with the Rev. Miguel H. Arenas officiating. A visitation will be held Thursday at the funeral home from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Dale’s memory may be made to the SPCA of York County, 3159 Susquehanna Trail North, York, PA 17406.
Arrangements by the Etzweiler Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, 1111 East Market Street, York, PA 17403.