Dale Frederick Byers of West Grove

Dale Frederick “Fred” Byers,  74, of West Grove, died Monday, April 9, at the Christiana Care Hospital in Newark. He was the husband of Nancy Enck Byers, with whom he shared 56 years of marriage.

Dale Frederick Byers

Born in Mechanicsburg, he was a son of the late Dale Frederick Byers Sr. and the late Gladys Eleanor (Rupp) Byers.

Dale graduated from Cumberland Valley High School in 1961 where he was also a stand out basketball player. Most of Fred’s career was with PPG in Mount Holly Springs, where he was a plate glass production operator. When living in Cape May, N.J. he worked in security for Show Boat Casino in Atlantic City.

Fred loved the game of golf and enjoyed playing with the Church of the Advent golf league. He also enjoyed playing golf with his grandsons and other friends. He enjoyed watching all high school and college sports. He loved animals, especially feral cats, and adopted and cared for several of them during his life.

Survivors include in addition to his wife, two daughters, Wendy Byers Colagreco and her husband Joe of West Grove, and Jill Byers Ridgaway and her husband Charlie of East Fallowfield; one brother, Michael R. Byers and his wife Mary of Carlisle, and four grandchildren, Matthew, Kaitlyn, Andrew and James. He was predeceased by a sister Judith Root and a brother James E. Byers.

Services and interment are private. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Chester County SPCA, 1212 Phoenixville Pike West Chester, PA 19380. Arrangements are by Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home (610-444-4116) of Kennett Square. To view his online tribute and to share a memory with his family, please visit www.griecocares.com

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