2009-10-01 / Obituaries

Gene S. Snyder

Shade Gap, 78

Gene S. Snyder, 78, Shade Gap, died at 2:10 a.m., Friday, September 25, 2009, at his home.

Born August 10, 1931, in Dublin Township, Huntingdon County, he was a son of the late Ralph W. and Annabelle (Snyder) Snyder. He was married to the former Evelyn J. Helman on October 11, 1952, at Shade Gap. She survives at their home.

Also surviving are the following children: Sharon L. Shields and husband Ron, Upper Strasburg, Pa.; Denise Okray and husband Bob, Mansfield, Texas; Gene S. Snyder Jr. and wife Karen, Shade Gap; Kimberly Gush and husband Ed, Scranton, Pa.; Ralph W. Snyder and wife Dawn, Shade Gap; and Jaylene Hoch and husband Jeff, Shippensburg; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; and a brother, Ben Panella, Huntingdon.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Herbert Snyder, and a sister, Donna Flasher.

He was a member of Fair Ridge Assembly of God Church, Shade Gap.

He was also a member of Bishop Raker Post 655 VFW, Mc- Connellsburg. He retired in 1986 from Letterkenny Army Depot, Chambersburg, after 37-1/2 years service.

He was a veteran of the Korean War serving with the U.S. Army.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, September 28, at Martin R. Brown Funeral Home, Orbisonia. Interment was made at Fair Ridge Cemetery, Shade Gap.

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