Neal Grant Kreider

Neal Grant Kreider

Thursday, October 29th, 1942 - Saturday, July 4th, 2020
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Neal Grant Kreider, 77, of New Holland, died July 4, 2020 due to complications of Covid-19 at WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital.
Born in Columbia, PA, he was a son of the late Eugene W. and Dorothy S. (Schneider) Kreider. He was married 26 years, on November 12, to Joy (Buzzard) Kreider.
Neal work for 47 years as a Supervisor at Case New Holland. Following his retirement, he continued to work at CNH in the parts department and was affectionately known “Bolt Boy” and “Hardware Hunk.”
Neal was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Ephrata and the Corvette Club. He served his country in the US Navy.
He enjoyed attending car shows, working on his 1972 Nova, along with several other classic and muscle cars, fixing most everything, boating, and going to the shore. He also had a special relationship with his granddaughter, Scarlett.
Surviving in addition to his wife are four children, Diane Willwerth of Dallas, TX, Debra E. (William) Bock of Akron, Charles, III, (Amy Stoltzfus) Blessing of New Holland, and Regina (Christopher) Haldeman; five grandchildren, Kirstie E. Fitzpatrick, Grant, Nikolas, and Anna Willwerth, and Scarlett Haldeman; and a brother, George W. (Carolyn Pickle) Kreider of Myerstown.
Preceding him in death are two brothers, Eugene and John Kreider; and a sister, Martha Kreider.
A celebration of life service will be held and announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the American Cancer Society,, or to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation,, or to Phoenix Assistance Dogs of Central PA, To send the family online condolences visit us at Arrangements by Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland.
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Pat Fry

Posted at 11:26pm
Joy, I was so sorry to learn of Neal's passing. He was always s special guy and great neighbor when we lived in the apartments. I was in Kentucky for 5 months fighting cancer and just got home and found out. If I can help you in any way, let me know. Bob just got another friend in heaven.

Pat Fry

John Rynier

Posted at 08:42am
My heartfelt condolences to the family, Neal was a truly great person, who will be missed by all who knew him, DAWG

Michaela Andes

Posted at 06:16pm
Joy and family of Neal, very sorry to hear of his passing. One of the BEST EVER supervisors at NEW HOLLAND... that world was a better place because of him. So sad, he'll be missed for sure Michaela Andes

Carissa Werner

Posted at 01:44pm
Regina and family, I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.


Posted at 10:10am
Dear Kreider Family,
My condolences regarding Neal's passing. He was well liked and highly respected by all. I'm glad I had the opportunity to know & work with him and hope your wonderful memories are comforting.

Steve Lee

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