Ruth S. Snyder(1929 - 2014)

Ruth S. Snyder

AGE: 85 • Wilmington

Ruth S. Snyder, age 85 of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Tuesday, April 8, 2014.

She was born on February 23, 1929 in Pottsville, PA, the daughter of the late Thomas and Ruth (Fisher) Scholato.

Ruth graduated from The School of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She spent the last 30 years of her nursing career specializing in geriatric care. She worked at Kendal-Crosslands, a Quaker continuing-care retirement community in Kennet Square, PA, for 16 years as the director of nursing. She also worked as a regional nurse for Genesis Health Ventures and HCR Manor Care. Ruth was a member of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Wilmington.

In addition to her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Morris Snyder.

She is survived by her step-daughter, Lucy Craig Snyder; her first-cousins, Frances Major and Rita Whilberham; her second-cousins, Kenny Major, Steven Major (Barbara), Cindy Major and Lisa Wagner (Stefan), Wendy McQuaide, Bill Clineff and Christine Herron (Jerry); and her third-cousins, Robbie Major, Ryan Major, Richard Cascarina, Cindy Major, Luis Duprey, Evan Duprey and David Duprey.

At Ruth's request, her services will be held privately with her family. She also requested that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to a charity or organization of your choosing.

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Doherty Funeral Homes - Pike Creek
3200 Limestone Road Wilmington, DE 19808
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Published in The News Journal on Apr. 15, 2014