Kent R. Kreider, 65, Wilbur Chocolate retiree, played baseball at WHS, 49ers and Reds fan

By on June 10, 2015

Kent R. Kreider, 65, formerly of Lititz, passed away peacefully June 3, 2015 at the Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community.

Born in Lancaster, he was the son of Jane S. Martin Kreider of Lititz and the late Ray B. Kreider.

Kent was very proud of his three children and loved being a part of their lives as they were growing up. He was an avid fan of the Cincinnati Reds and the San Francisco 49ers. Kent also was a gifted baseball and softball player at Warwick High School and with traveling teams after high school. He enjoyed watching his two sons follow in his path while playing baseball. He retired from Wilbur Chocolate in 2010 after 43 years of service in quality control.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his three children: Todd M., husband of Leisha R. Kreider, Hummelstown; Hilary S., wife of Troy A. Wetzel, West Reading; and Casey A. Kreider, boyfriend of Jamie G. Quinn, Lititz; two grandchildren: Kelsey and Kendall Kreider, both of Hummelstown, two sisters: Karen, wife of David Mills, Media; and Kay Landis, Lititz; and two brothers: Kurt, husband of Deb Kreider, Lititz, and Karl, husband of Jodi Kreider, Lancaster.

Relatives and friends are invited to a Celebration of Kent’s Life at the Spacht Snyder Funeral Home and Crematory, 127 S. Broad St., Lititz, on Saturday, June 13, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Richard Thierolf officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. The interment will be private.

Memorial contributions may be sent in Kent’s name to the Humane League of Lancaster County, 2195 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602.

To share an online condolence, visit Snyderfuneralhome.com. Spacht Snyder Funeral Home, Lititz, handled the arrangements.

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