Harry C. Snook, 90

JUNE 29, 1921-DEC. 28, 2011

December 29, 2011
  • Snook

Mr. Harry Clayton Snook, 90, of Hagerstown, died Wednesday morning, Dec. 28, 2011, at his residence.

Born June 29, 1921, in Halfway, he was the son of the late Norman Jacob and Eva Virginia Startzman Snook.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Agnes Hicks Snook, who died Sept. 18, 1997.

Mr. Snook formerly owned and operated Harry Snook Poultry, retiring in 1972.

He served in the U.S. Army Air Force with the 368th Flight Squadron during World War II.

He was a very active member in the Hagerstown Church of the Brethren and the United Workers Sunday School Class.

Mr. Snook was very active in his community as a politician, as well as serving with community and fraternal organizations. At the start of his political career, he served as a member and past president of the Republican Club. Later, he served as a Washington County commissioner from 1954-62; judge of the Orphans Court from 1962-66; and county treasurer from 1974-1986.

Additionally, he was a member of Hagerstown Lions Club, Morris Frock Post 42 American Legion and Hagerstown Elks Lodge 378.

Mr. Snook bowled with the Turff Bowling League and was a past president of the league.

Surviving are his children, Christine Virginia Watts of Lutherville, Md., and Larry Norman Snook of Hagerstown; three grandchildren, Laura Virginia, Timothy Griggs and David Clayton Watts; his sister-in-law, Jane H. Snook of Land of Lakes, Fla.; and  a special friend, Pauline B. Butts.

Besides his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by siblings, Mary V. Brill, M. Geraldine Anderson, Catherine I. Snyder, Pearl M. Pratt, A. Floretta Coffman, and Luther S. and Norman K. Snook.

The memorial service will be Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012, at 11 a.m. at his church, Hagerstown Church of the Brethren, East Washington Street, Hagerstown. His pastor, the Rev. Edward L. Poling, will officiate. Interment will be at Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown, on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m., prior to the memorial service. The family will receive friends at Andrew K. Coffman Funeral Home, 40 E. Antietam St., Hagerstown, Monday, Jan. 2, from 6 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hagerstown Church of the Brethren, 15 S. Mulberry St., Hagerstown, MD 21740; or Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.

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