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Polly A. Snyder, 86

July 26, 2007

SEPT. 1, 1920-JULY 24, 2007

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Polly A. Snyder, 86, of 1232 Pleasant View Drive, died Tuesday, July 24, 2007, at her home.

Born Sept. 1, 1920, in Utahville, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Charles and Margaret Kough Shaw.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald W. Snyder. They were married in 1948. He died March 11, 1996.

She was a graduate of Bacarra Township High School in Clearfield County, Pa.

She served in the U.S. Army with the 28th Airborne as an air traffic controller.

She was a member of St. Thomas United Methodist Church.

She is survived by five children; Joyce M. McGhee of St. Thomas, Pa., Cecil G. Snyder of Niwot, Colo., Gary W. Snyder of Chambersburg, Randy L. Snyder of Waynesboro, Pa., and Luann M. Paige of Annapolis; one sister, Margaret Mason of Waynesboro, Va.; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

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She was preceded in death by five brothers and three sisters.

Services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, Chambersburg. The Rev. Paul F. Crawford Jr. will officiate. Burial will follow in Norland Cemetery, Chambersburg, with military honors by the Charles Nitterhouse VFW Post 1599 Honor Guard.

The family will receive friends Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday one hour prior to services.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 384 Floral Avenue, Chambersburg, PA 17201.

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