Richard Ray Snyder, 91, of Orwigsburg, passed away Tuesday, March 17, at Rosewood Nursing Home, Schuylkill Haven.
Richard was born in Schuylkill Haven on February 23rd, 1929, a son of the late Elsie (Bolton) and Raymond Snyder. He was the husband of Mildred Fay (Schrader) Snyder. They were married December 13th, 1959.
He was a member of Zion’s Red Church Orwigsburg. He served in the US Army during the Korean War and was stationed in Thule, Greenland. He worked as a mechanic at Alcoa for 20 years, as well as, Hetran/Shalmet as a welder for over 15 years.
Richard was also the secretary/treasurer for West Brunswick Township for almost 30 years. He was a Boy Scout volunteer for many years. He was a member of the DR Shaull Hunting Camp in Centre County, as well as, a lifelong member of the Hamburg Fish and Game Association.
In addition to his wife, Mildred, of 61 years, Richard is survived by a daughter, Joy R. Kramer, wife of Randy, three sons Tommy R. Snyder, husband of Cheryl, Jay R. Snyder, husband of Trina, and Terry W. Snyder, husband of Robyn. He is also survived by three grandchildren, Jesse Snyder, husband of Jessica, Jarred Snyder, companion of Maggie, and Sarah Kramer; six step grandchildren – Melissa, Kristen, Tracy, Jamie, Joshua, and Kevin. Also, fourteen great grandchildren. He is survived by cousins and a step brother, Ralph Hafer, and other step siblings.
Richard was an avid hunter and fisherman who enjoyed teaching his grandchildren how to fish. He also enjoyed bowling, playing cards, playing mini golf, and watching the Phillies.
A Religious Service was held at Hamilton-Breiner Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., Orwigsburgwith Rev Kenneth T. Melber Jr. officiating. Internment, with Military Honors followed at Zion’s Red Church Cemetery, Orwigsburg.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Zion’s Red Church, Orwigsburg in Richard’s memory.