Edward Snyder Preisendanz, 91, A.I. DuPont engineer, Lititz  Moravian Trombone Choir member

By on June 29, 2016

Edward Snyder Preisendanz, 91, of Lititz, and formerly of Wilmington, Del., passed away Thursday, June 23, 2016 at Luther Acres.

He was the husband of Jeanne Hutton Preisendanz, with whom he would have celebrated 68 years of marriage on June 26. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Edward W. and Mabel Snyder Preisendanz.

Edward had worked as a mechanical engineer in the consulting and engineering division for the A.I. DuPont Co. for 36 years. He had been the past president of the American Society of Professional Engineers and served as a mentor of the test board.

A man of faith, he was an active member of the Lititz Moravian Church, where he played trombone with the Trombone Choir, and was very involved in the settling of refugees from Burma/Myanmar in the area. He enjoyed birdwatching, camping, and travel with his family, served as a leader with the Boy Scouts of America, and enjoyed woodworking at Luther Acres. He had a great sense of humor and loved to spend time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In addition to his wife: Jeanne; he is survived by his children: Edward H., husband of Heidi, of Wilmington, Del.; Rev. David M. of Elmira, N.Y.; and Nancy Preisendanz, partner of Cristi Hawk, of Iowa City, Iowa; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his son: J. Daniel, who passed away in 2005.

Friends will be received at the Eshbach Parlor of Lititz Moravian Church, 8 Church Square, Lititz, on Thursday, June 30, from 10 to 11 a.m., with the funeral service to be held in the church at 11 a.m.. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in Edward’s memory to the Lititz Moravian Church, 8 Church Square, Lititz, PA 17543; or to LutherCare, 600 E. Main St., Lititz, PA 17543.

To send an online condolence, visit SnyderFuneralHome.com. Spacht-Snyder Funeral Home, Lititz, handled the arrangements.

About mhunnefield

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *