H. Max Snowberger, 99

JUNE 14, 1913-FEB. 28, 2013

March 01, 2013
  • Snowberger

Mr. H. Max Snowberger, 99, of 141 S. Price Ave. in Waynesboro, Pa., and a resident of assisted living at Menno Haven in Chambersburg, Pa., entered into eternal rest Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, at 9:38 p.m. at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born June 14, 1913, in Waynesboro, he was the son of the late Ira Ulysses Snowberger and Elsie Mae (Creager) Snowberger Haley. He was a lifelong resident of Waynesboro.

Mr. Snowberger was a 1931 graduate of Waynesboro High School.

Max and his wife, Mrs. Susan Rosalie (Newcomer) Snowberger, were married Nov. 16, 1940. Mrs. Snowberger died Aug. 21, 1993. Mr. Snowberger moved to Menno Haven in July 2012.

Mr. Snowberger took his apprenticeship at Teledyne Landis Machine Co. in Waynesboro and remained with the company as a pattern maker and a supervisor for more than 50 years.

He was a lifelong member of Waynesboro Church of the Brethren.

He was a member of Acacia Free & Accepted Masons Lodge 586 of Waynesboro and served as master in 1964; and was a member of Harrisburg (Pa.) Consistory 32 degree, Zembo Temple of Harrisburg, AARP South Chapter 2077, National AARP, Eagles Club Inc., Joe Stickell American Legion Post 15; Pen Mar Dance Club, Mary Smith Dance Club of Hagerstown, Md., Golden Ball Room Dancers and the former BPO Elks Lodge 731.

Max enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He also enjoyed dancing, golfing, bowling on the Landis Machine bowling league, shopping, and buying and driving his Chrysler vehicles.

He is survived by one daughter, Barbara S. Hickman and her husband, Laurence Hickman, of Waynesboro; two granddaughters, Stephanie S. (Taylor) Carbaugh of Waynesboro and Dr. Allison B. Hickman-McFerren and her husband, Andrew, of Waynesboro; two great-grandchildren, Samantha Carbaugh and Brandon Carbaugh, both of Waynesboro; one stepgreat-grandson, Evan McFerren of Waynesboro; and a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a son, H. Max "Sonny" Snowberger Jr., who died in 1954; one sister, Carmen (Snowberger) Settles; one brother, Joseph Donald Snowberger; and one stepbrother, Paul "June" Haley.

Services will be Monday, March 4, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro, with a Masonic memorial service starting at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. The Rev. Jesse Miles will officiate. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Crippled Children, c/o Zembo Temple, 2801 N. 3rd St., Harrisburg, PA 17110.

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