Throughout the years of serving on these boards he was the recipient of numerous awards including but not limited to the 1998 WEDC Businessperson of The Year, and the Outstanding Citizen Award presented by the Norwin Rotary Club in 2004. Gary was an extremely active member in the business community whose goal was to bring industry, education, and new business to the people of Westmoreland County and the surrounding areas. His joys in life were being with his family, traveling, fishing, golfing, hitting the casino, and exercising his green thumb in his beautiful gardens. He also was a self-proclaimed wine sommelier who loved to catch the Steelers and Pitt football games on Sundays. He is survived by his wife of 54 years Barbara L. (Ketenheim) Dinsel; daughters Lynette A. Christian of East Pittsburgh and Diana L. (Michael) Snyder of Manor; his grandchildren Rochelle (Robert) Pollard, Nicole Anderson, Cierra Christian, Bria Christian, and Hayden Snyder; his great grandchildren Amaiya Dinsel and Collens Pollard along with his beloved dog, Bella. In addition to his parents, he was proceeded in death by his brother Lee F. Dinsel. The family would like to thank Gary’s nurses, Shermie & Mark for his wonderful care. A private family viewing and funeral service will be held at the William Snyder Funeral Home, 521 Main Street, Irwin, with entombment following in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. A public memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Circleville United Methodist Church at 11600 Parkway Dr. North Huntingdon, PA 15642. For online condolences please visit www.snyderfuneralservices.com.
Originally published March 28, 2020.