Clayton W. Snyder, 87, of Kutztown, went to his eternal reward Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 in his home. He was the husband of Ruth R. (Burkholder) Snyder. They were married Dec. 30, 1951.
Born June 30, 1926 in Ephrata Township, Lancaster Co. he was a son of the late Harry N. and Emma C. (Wenger) Snyder. His stepmother was the late Mary G. (Zimmerman) Snyder.
He was a member of the Groffdale conference and attended Old Order Mennonite Church, Fleetwood.
He was a farmer his entire life and worked at Red Cheek, Fleetwood, for more than 25 years. He also worked for the Leesport Farmers Market and Kutztown Produce Auction.
Survivors include his wife; six sons, Harlan B. husband of Sara S. (Weaver) Snyder, Withee, Wis., Mervin B. husband of Lydia B. (Martin) Snyder, Kutztown, Kenneth B. husband of Arlene S. (Zimmerman) Snyder, Bernville, Leroy B. husband of Alma W. (Burkholder) Snyder, Fleetwood, Glenn B. husband of Lorraine S. (Zimmerman) Snyder, Mertztown and Nelson B. husband of Lana L. (Daub) Snyder, Kutztown; seven daughters, Lillian B. (Snyder) widow of John W. Sauder, Fleetwood, Marlene B. (Snyder) wife of Lawrence W. Burkholder, Kutztown, Linda B. (Snyder) wife of Elvin Z. Brubacher, Thorp, Wis, Louise B. (Snyder) wife of Clarence N. Shirk, Kutztown, Louella B. (Snyder) wife of Nevin Ray Hurst, Kutztown, Louetta B. (Snyder) wife of Ernie M. Martin, Fleetwood and Mary Jane (Snyder) wife of Harold B. Martin, Newmanstown.
Other survivors include, 60 grandchildren, 52 great grandchildren, brothers, John Jacob Z. husband of Minnie H. (Nolt) Snyder, Ephrata, Joseph Z. husband of Verna (Stauffer) Snyder, Lititz, Lloyd Z. husband of Martha (Zimmerman) Snyder, Fredericksburg and Earl Z. Snyder, East Earl; sisters Katie W. (Snyder) wife of Raymond W. Nolt, Stevens, Anna Mary Z. (Snyder), wife of Rufus M. Reiff, East Earl and Ella Z. (Snyder) wife of Walter S. Fox, Himrod, N.Y. There is also a sister-in-law Esther W. (Stauffer), New Holland, widow of predeceased brother Harry W. Snyder, step brother-in-law Ivan Z. Weaver widower Edna W. (Nolt) Snyder, Terre Hill.
Clayton was predeceased by eight grandchildren, one great grandchild and brothers, Harry, Menno, David and several infant siblings.
Funeral services Oct. 14, at 9 a.m. from his late residence, 59 Crystal Cave Road, Kutztown, with services continuing at 9:30 a.m. at Old Order Mennonite Church, Fleetwood. Friends could call Sunday, 2 - 4 p.m. and 6 - 8 p.m. in his late home. Please omit flowers. Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc., Kutztown is in charge of arrangements. www.ludwickfh.com.