Ryan William Snyder

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Ryan William Snyder, age 21, of North East, Pennsylvania, went to be with the Lord on Friday, November 5th, 2010. Ryan was born on September 14th, 1989, in Erie, Pa. He was the beloved son of William and Louise Snyder, and the adored big brother of his only sister, Rachel Snyder of North East. Ryan is a graduate from the Class of 2008 at Cathedral Preparatory School. He was an avid hockey player for many years, and a skilled goalie on several teams. His happiest moments were those spent surrounded by his family and friends. He was recently employed at Teletron Marketing in Erie as a banking service consultant and was one of the top producers. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Gilbert Snyder of Dunkirk, N.Y. He is survived by his maternal grandparents, V. Rev. Fr. George and Kh. Grace Aswad of Grand Island, N.Y., and his paternal grandmother, Ann Snyder of Erie. He is also survived by his many dearly loved aunts and uncles including: Lynn and George Wood of Massachusetts, Laura and Jeff Colyer of Cincinnati, Lisa and Mike Dudley of Grand Island, N.Y., Lana and Paul Dudley of New York, Gilbert and Claudia Snyder of Dunkirk, Nancy and Bob Adams of Erie, Dan and Sharon Snyder of Dunkirk, as well as his adored cousins, Jessica, Tracy, Jeana, Matthew, Andrew, Kara, Eric, Amber, Alyssa, A.J., Jeffrey, Chrissy, Katie, Korey, Teddy, Mike, Jill, Gibby, Scott, Casey, and Daniel. Ryan lived his life seeing everyone for the goodness they possessed in their hearts, treating all with kindness and good will. He greatly appreciated all the support and kindness shown to him by friends and colleagues in his efforts to regain his health. He loved his family dearly and his passing leaves a void that will never be filled. God bless you , Ryan. Friends may call at the William D. Elkin Funeral Home, 65 South Lake Street, North East on Wednesday at 4:00 till 8:00 p.m., and are invited to a funeral service on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, 4376 West Lake Road, Erie. Officiating is his grandfather, V. Rev. Fr. George Aswad and V. Rev. Fr. Paul R. Solberg. Trisagion service will be on Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment North East Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Ryan William Snyder Foundation, in care of the William D. Elkin Funeral Home, 65 South Lake Street, North East, PA 16428.

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North East, PA 16428
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Published in the Erie Times-News on Nov. 9, 2010
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