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Dale P. Williams

October 7, 1950 February 28, 2017
Dale P. Williams
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Dale P. Williams, of Gettysburg, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Tuesday afternoon, February 28, after a brave struggle against cancer.
Dale was born in Gettysburg on October 7, 1950, to the late Frank L. and Myrtle Williams. He graduated Gettysburg Area High School in 1968 and worked many years as an expert auto mechanic at various local garages. Later he proudly owned and operated a MAC Tools business where he enjoyed building and maintaining professional relationships with his many customers throughout Franklin County and Upper Adams County. He earned many sales awards including MAC Tools Excel Awards in 1992, 1994, and 1995. Unfortunately, he had to retire in 2000 due to various health issues.
He was married for 45 years to his high school sweetheart, Christa. Dale and his wife had two daughters, Megan and Erin, and one granddaughter Ava, who was the apple of his eye. Dale was known for his willingness to help others and always enjoyed stopping to chat with neighbors and friends. He was a skillful mechanic who enjoyed repairing cars, mowers, snow blowers, and other small engines. He had many hobbies including gardening, hunting, woodworking, refinishing and restoring furniture, and reading. Summer and spring were his favorite times of year because he loved being outside doing lawn work and gardening. Dale was proud of his beautiful flower gardens and delicious summer harvest from his vegetable garden. He was a member of the Gray Squirrel Hunting Lodge in Mifflin County, Pennsylvania, and enjoyed deer hunting and turkey hunting, along with the camaraderie of his fellow “Squirrels”. He was also a member of the Adams County Fish and Game Association. Dale was a talented craftsman who designed and built many pieces of furniture for his family and friends. Some of his projects for friends included making a coffee table out of a piece of drift wood, designing a gun rack, refinishing an antique dresser, and restoring a complete dining room suite. Dale was an avid reader and mostly enjoyed reading about the Civil War and World War II and the many biographies of the military leaders of those wars. He never missed his weekly and monthly breakfast and lunch times with close friends.
Dale had a close and special relationship with his two daughters, who were his pride and joy, and was always happy to offer encouragement and fatherly advice. During Dale’s brief illness, the highlight of his day was when his sweet little
granddaughter, Ava, came to visit. Dale was a huge animal lover and enjoyed a special bond with his two cats Jazzy and Buddy. Jazzy was his best fur buddy and would follow Dale everywhere.
Dale became a member of Lower Marsh Creek Presbyterian Church in November 2006, and previously was a member of First Baptist Church where he was involved with the Board of Trustees and taught woodworking to the youth Pioneer Club. Frequently he volunteered through his church to work for the local Habitat for Humanity projects.
In addition to being survived by his loving wife Christa, Dale is survived by his two daughters, Megan Crumbacker and husband Lucas of Gettysburg, Erin Williams of Chambersburg, and a granddaughter Ava Crumbacker, one brother Clarence Williams, one sister Alice Wideman, a very close cousin Sidney Williams who was more like a brother than a cousin, and a number of cousins, nieces, and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, a brother Frank, and a sister Olena.
A Memorial Service to celebrate Dale’s life will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at the Lower Marsh Creek Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Adams County SPCA, Lower Marsh Creek Presbyterian Church, or to the Sgt. Mac Foundation. The Monahan Funeral Home is in charge of the funeral arrangements and online condolences may be made at monahanfuneralhome.com.

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Tuesday

28

Mar

11:00 AM 3/28/2017 11:00:00 AM
Lower Marsh Creek Presbyterian Church

1865 Knoxlyn Rd.
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Lower Marsh Creek Presbyterian Church
1865 Knoxlyn Rd. Gettysburg 17325 PA
United States
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