Gary Snyder

Gary Wayne Snyder

Friday, January 15th, 1937 - Monday, December 30th, 2019
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Gary Wayne Snyder, of Lewistown, passed away on Monday, December 30, 2019 at Geisinger Lewistown Hospital.
Born January 15, 1937 in Lewistown, he was the son of the late Albert Luther Snyder and Genevieve E. (Peachey) Snyder. His wife, Janet E. (Russell) Snyder, whom he married May 29, 1958 survives.
Also surviving are children, Brian Wayne Snyder and wife Lisa of Allensville and Dionne L. Hight and husband Ronald of Canton, OH; grandchildren, Tyler Wayne Snyder and wife Litisha; Alyssa Marie Nearhood and husband John of Huntingdon County; Kyle S. Hight and wife Paige; Dylan L. Hight and wife Kalisa and Cassidy T. Hight. OH; Great grandchildren, Cayden, Conner, Josie, London and Milan and step great grandchildren, Cassius and Carter.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Ashley Marie Hight; a sister, Hope Elaine (Snyder) Treaster and brother-in-law, Gerald L. Treaster.
Gary graduated from Chief Logan High School, attended Lock Haven State College. He was employed by the J.C. Ehrlich Pest Control Company as District Manager retiring in 1998 after 33 years of service. Following his retirement, he was a driver for the Juniata Association for the Blind.
He was a member of the Highland Park Presbyterian Church.
Gary served on the Mifflin County Library Board and while living in Belleville served as a Union Township Supervisor. In the late sixties, he became a charter member of the Lewistown Jaycees and he was a past member of the Elks Club.
Gary was an avid Penn State Fan attending all home and away football games for thirty years as well as 24 Bowl Games. He was a member of the Nittany Lion Club, life member of the Alumni Association, the Nittany Lions Basketball Club, The Lady Lions Hoops Club, The Mens Gymnastics Club and the State College Quarterback Club. He was a Season Ticket Holder for both mens and womens basketball. He also loved the wrestling team attending matches when he could, when not in attendance he watched the matches on “FloWrestling”. He liked to state that he attended at least one of every sporting event held at Penn State “even a fencing match”.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, January 2, 2020 at the Highland Park Presbyterian Church 604 Electric Avenue, Lewistown with Pastor Kurt Swisher to officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Gary’s name may be made to ROFF (Rescue Our Furry Friends), 133 N. Walnut Street, Burnham, PA 17009.
Funeral arrangements are under the care of the Barr Funeral Home and Crematory, 120 Logan Street, Lewistown.
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    Thursday, January 2nd, 2020 | 11:00am
    Thursday, January 2nd, 2020 11:00am
    Highland Park Presbyterian Church
    604 Electirc Ave.
    LEWISTOWN, PA 17044
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    Pastor Kurtis Swisher
  • Interment

    n/a, PA 17044
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Sallie Thompson

Posted at 10:08am
Mrs. Snyder...I’m Sallie Thompson; we met at the dermatologist’s office in State College last year. I am so sorry for your loss. This is a scary time in our lives. Thinking of you with sympathy. Sallie

Chief Logan Alumni

Posted at 04:31pm
WE, the Chief Logan High School Alumni, offer our condolences to the family of Gary.

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