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John Oliver Snyder Sr.

April 08, 2010
  • John Oliver Snyder Sr.
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AUG. 31, 1930-APRIL 6, 2010

John Oliver Snyder Sr., 79, of Hagerstown, Md., died Wednesday, April 6, 2010, at Coffman Nursing Home, Hagerstown.

Born Aug. 31, 1930, in Shippensburg, Pa., he was the son of the late John Jacob and Helen Viola (Rudisill) Snyder.

He was the husband of the late Margaret Louise (Deal) Snyder, who died March 22, 1997.

John graduated from North High School, Hagerstown, class of 1949. He later served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a salesman for Manbeck's Bakery, Strohman's Bakery, and the Wholesome Bakery. He was a past president of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Hagerstown. He was a member of Morris Frock Post 42 of the American Legion, AMVETS Post 10, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Fraternal Order of Fire Police and the Moose Lodge.

John is survived by two daughters, Cindy Lou Allder of Bluemont, Va., and Donna S. Maginnis of Hagerstown; four sons, Daniel L. Snyder of Houston, Tex., Donald E. Snyder of North Carolina, John O. Snyder Jr. of Hagerstown and Lloyd J. Snyder of Smithsburg, Md.; two brothers, Richard Snyder of Greencastle, Pa., and Harold Snyder of Hagerstown; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

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In addition to his wife, John was preceded in death by two sisters, Dorothy V. Snyder and Janis G. Snyder, and one brother, Ralph Snyder.

The funeral service will be 1 p.m. Friday, April 9, 2010, at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Pastor John W. Rudisill Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown. Military honors shall be accorded by AMVETS Post 10 and the Marine Corps League of Hagerstown. The visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 8, 2010, at the funeral home.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Hagerstown City Fire Police, 309 Valley Road, Hagerstown, MD 21740.

The Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, Bryan K. Kenworthy P.A., 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown, has been entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences are accepted at http://www.geraldminnichfuneralhome.com.

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