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Edward N. Snook, 77

September 03, 2009

-SEPT. 1, 2009

Edward N. Snook, 77, of Rockdale Road, Clear Spring, Md., went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2009, at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Anna I. Hamby Snook; two sons, Jeffrey L. Snook of Clear Spring and Chris L. Snook of Chambersburg, Pa.; one daughter, Linda A. Worthington of Clear Spring; five grandchildren, Julie A. Stewart, Jodie I. Burger, Karen A. Worthington, Brian E. Worthington and Alexis L. Snook; three great- grandchildren, Olivia Jones, Garrett Burger and Jaxon Stewart; two brothers, William Snook and Donald Snook; and one sister, Helen Doub.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Luther and Nellie Miller Snook of Halfway, Md.; brothers, Robert Snook and Marty Snook; great-grandson, Austin Stewart; and son-in-law, John Worthington.

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He was raised in Halfway, and was a 1951 graduate of Hagerstown High School. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He was a real estate investor in Hagerstown since 1964 and worked as a building contractor for many years. He was the president of J.R. Rentals Inc. of Hagerstown.

He served on the board of directors of WJAL TV 68 and the Hagerstown Union Rescue Mission. He was a member of the Maryland State Fair Association, the American Polled Hereford Association and a lifelong member of the Halfway Fire Co. He was actively involved in his earlier years with the family operation of Snook's Poultry in Halfway.

He was a member of the Williamsport Lutheran Church and attended Broadfording Bible Brethren Church of Hagerstown.

The greatest joy of his life was spending time with his family and extended family. His greatest attribute was his laughter and love for life, along with the compassion and desire to help others in need throughout the family and the community.

For nearly 40 years, he enjoyed raising his beloved Polled Hereford cattle and gained great pleasure working on his farm in Clear Spring. He delighted in listening to southern gospel music.

The viewing will be Friday, Sept. 4, 2009, at the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Services will be Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009, at 10 a.m. at the Broadfording Bible Brethren Church, 13535 Broadfording Church Road in Hagerstown, with Pastor William R. Wyand and Pastor Matthew David Grove officiating.

Donations may be made to Hagerstown Rescue Mission, 125 N. Prospect St., Hagerstown, MD 21740 or to Broadfording Bible Brethren Church, 13535 Broadfording Church Road, Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.douglasfiery.com.

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