David P. Minnich, 75, played for the Lebanon Rams, carpenter, worked at Minnich’s Deli

By on May 17, 2017

David P. Minnich, 75, formerly of Lititz, passed away in Pottsville on Sunday, May 7, 2017.

Born in Lancaster, David was the son of the late Galen and Sylvia George Minnich.

A talented and top-notch carpenter, David was self-employed in his own carpentry business, spanning a career of more than 30 years. While growing up in Lititz, he helped in the family business, Minnich’s Deli. He had also played semi-pro football for the Lebanon Rams in the 1960s.

A fan of all sports, he was in particular a Penn State fan. He enjoyed hiking and biking, was very health-conscious, and liked to play chess.

David is survived by his children: Jeffrey, married to Heidi, of Jonestown; Sheri Witmer, married to Ben, of Lititz; Gregory of China; Shawn of York; Annette of Leola; and Eric of Lititz; 12 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his siblings: Douglas, married to Cindy, of Lititz; James, married to Doris, of Ephrata; Sue Weaver, married to Jim, of Lititz; Linnea Hershey of Lancaster; and his life-long friend of 50 years: Barry West.

Relatives and friends are invited to gather for a celebration of David’s life at the Lititz American Legion Post 56, 109 N. Broad St., Lititz, on Thursday, May 18, from 5 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in David’s memory to the Warwick Parents Football Association (payable to WSPA), c/o Warwick School District, 301 W. Orange St., Lititz, PA 17543.

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

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