Daniel R. Bronson Jr., 70, Korea vet, worked in HR, Pequea Valley teacher, active in Rotary International

By on August 17, 2016

Daniel Robert Bronson Jr., 70, of Lititz, passed away Aug. 8, 2016, after a brief battle with cholangiocarcinoma.

Dan was born in Philadelphia on Aug.13, 1945. He was married to Carol Lynn Wiesner on Aug. 29, 1970. They would have marked their 46th anniversary this month.

He graduated from Olney High School and after serving in the U.S. Army in Korea he earned a secondary English education degree from West Chester University and a master’s degree in education from Gratz College. Dan worked in human resources for General Battery Corp., Burle Industries, and Philips Electronics for 30 years before teaching seventh grade at Pequea Valley for five years. He enjoyed bird watching, attending sporting events, spending time with family and friends, and serving others.

He was actively involved in Rotary International for 28 years. He served in many roles, including local club president, member of the Gundaker Foundation Board, speaker in Rotary Clubs in more than 20 countries, medical mission trip organizer, member of Rotaplast International Board of Directors, discussion leader at multiple Rotary International Conventions, Rotary Youth Exchange country contact to Brazil, chairman of North American Youth Exchange, District Governor of District 7450, a Paul Harris Fellow, a Guy Gundaker Fellow, and recipient of numerous Rotary service awards including the Service Above Self Award.

Dan is survived by his spouse: Carol; daughter: Melyni Bronson, and son-in-law, Matthew Thory; and daughter: Allison Bronson; grandchildren: Ariel, Jack, and Charlotte; mother: Doris; sisters and brothers-in-law: Linda and Dave Uhas, and Janice and Dave Cramp; and other family and friends.

Dan is preceded in death by his father: Daniel; and his sister and brother-in-law: Carol and Ron Hartley.

A visitation with family will be held from 3 to 4 p.m., on Sunday, Aug. 21, with a celebration of his life service to be held at 4 p.m., followed by a light meal and time with family and friends at LCBC Church, 2932 Mount Joy Road, Manheim. A private burial will be held at Fort Indiantown Gap.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be given in his name to the Bronson Memorial Scholarship to benefit an American exchange student going to Brazil. Donations should be made payable to ESSEX Scholarship Fund, and sent to Bob Saghirian, 64 Berkshire Drive, Sewell, NJ 08080.

To send an online condolence, visit snyderfuneralhome.com. Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory, Lititz, handled the arrangements.

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