|Birth: ||Mar. 26, 1926|
|Death: ||Oct. 27, 2011|
Darel R. Snook, D.C. of 2110 Lititz Pike Lancaster, PA passed away peacefully on October 27, 2011 at Lancaster General Hospital following a brief illness. He was surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Burham, PA, he was the son of the late Ira Jasper Snook and the late Margarita (Mumper) Snook. He was married to Josephine (Arbutina) Snook for over 38 years.
A Veteran of WWII, Darel served in the United States Army receiving the WWII Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal and American Campaign Medal.
Darel was a graduate of Shippensburg College, class of 1950, where he played both basketball and football. He then attended Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. He graduated in 1954.
Darel owned and operated the Snook Chiropractic Clinic on Lititz Pike in Lancaster and was in practice for 55 years. Darel had a special affinity for his Amish patients. He worked tirelessly to help promote the good health of his patients, often taking calls in the evening and weekends to meet their needs. His generosity knew no bounds and changed the lives of many. Darel was a man of great integrity and faith in God. He used his hands to heal and had a brilliant mind. He was still practicing up until the time of his death.
He was a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church and a former member of St. James Episcopal Church for 40 years.
In addition to his beloved wife, Josephine, he is survived by his son, Timothy J. Droney, MD and his daughter-in law, Christine Droney, of Linwood, NJ. He was the much adored and devoted grandfather to Josephine Droney, Patrick Timothy Droney and Connor Joseph Droney of Linwood, NJ. Also survived by the Brannigan family of Woodbury, NJ, his niece, Carol Stark, of Harrisburg, PA, Rhoda of Las Vegas, Nevada and extended family in Belfast, Ireland.
Darel was preceded in death by his brothers, Richard Allen and Ira Dale Snook.
Relatives, friends and his patients are respectfully invited to attend a Celebration of Life Ceremony on Monday, October 31, 2011 at 11:30am in the Chapel of the Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory 3110 Lititz Pike with The Rev. Dr. Lloyd Hartley Deacon offiating. Interment will be held in Landis Valley Mennonite Cemetery with Military Honors rendered by the Red Rose Veterans Honor Guard and the Vet-21 Salute Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be made in Darel's memory to the Wounded Warriors Project www.woundedwarriorproject.org, or to their address Wounded Warrior Project 370 7th Avenue, 3rd Floor, Room 320 New York City, NY 10001. To send the family online condolences, please visit SnyderFuneralHome.com. Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory 717-560-5100.
Lancaster Intelligencer Journal/New Era 10/29/2011
Liin To Parents Provided By Gary Mumper
Ira Jasper Snook (1891 - 1965)
Margaretta Mae Mumper Snook (1893 - 1968)
Ira Dale Snook (1914 - 1995)*
Richard A Snook (1918 - 1989)*
Darel R Snook (1926 - 2011)
Landis Valley Mennonite Cemetery
Created by: Donna Butler Sheaffer
Record added: Oct 29, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 79487727
Honoring my Mumper Family at FindAGrave. Rest in peace,Darel.|
Added: Jan. 19, 2012
Rest in peace cousin Darel|
Added: Jan. 18, 2012
Donna Butler Sheaffer
Added: Oct. 29, 2011