Norman W. Snyder

WINDSOR TOWNSHIP Norman Walter Snyder, 90, departed peacefully from our realm on Friday, April 4, 2014, at 3:40 p.m. He was the loving husband of Dessa R. (Wagner) Snyder, who herself passed nearly 7 years ago after 61 years of marriage. Both are survived by their five children (and their spouses), Darrel (and Maryann) Snyder of Fort Collins, Colo., Joyce (and David) Trout of Stewartstown, Leah (and Richard) Ridinger of Hellam, Bonnie (and John) Morningstar, who lived with and took exceptional care of him during the past decade, and David (and Lisa) Snyder of Alexander, Ark.; also by 19 grandchildren; and 38 great-grandchildren. Norm was born on December 7, 1923, in Littlestown to Elmer and Mary (Sponseller) Snyder. The eighth of nine children, he is survived by his youngest brother, Robert (and wife Regina) of Littlestown; and predeceased by four brothers and three sisters, Claude, Edna, Sterling, Earl, Melvin, Helen, and Dorothy. He was a proud U.S. veteran of WWII, where he served in Europe as a scout in the Army's 89th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron Troop D, 9th Armored Division, and participated in both the Battle of the Bulge and the taking of the Remagen Bridge. He was a longtime member of the American Legion Post 321, charter member of VFW Post 6954, both of Littlestown, and a regular participant in annual reunions of the 89th Recon Squadron. Following the war, Norm did some accounting, worked for a Littlestown car dealership, then York Corporation, and for decades until retirement as an electrical assembler for American Chain and Cable Company. During the mid-50s to early 60s, he and Dessa bred and sold parakeets out of their home in YorkSnyder's Parakeet Shop. After retirement, he did a little residential electrical work and assisted Dessa with her Avon business, but mostly enjoyed helping out at Stan's Auto Sales near his home-especially going to car auctions and driving back purchases. Norm was a member of the local Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2100 Hollywood Drive, York. All family and friends are invited to his funeral service which will be held at that church on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at 1 p.m. with Bishop Matthew Gonya officiating. It will be preceded by a viewing at the same location from 12 Noon to 1 p.m. Burial will be next to his wife in Mt. Rose Cemetery. Graveside military rites will be performed by the York County Veterans Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice and Community Care, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604. Etzweiler Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 1111 E. Market St., York, is handling the arrangements.

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Etzweiler Funeral Home
1111 East Market Street York, PA
(717) 843-0216

Published in Evening Sun on Apr. 7, 2014