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November 20, 2013
Ethel B. Snyder, 89, of Orwigsburg, passed away Wednesday at Luther Ridge at Seiders Hill, Pottsville.
Born March 20, 1924, she was a daughter of the late Martin and Clara Zaprazny Krasnansky.
Ethel attended Alburtis grade school and graduated from Emmaus High School in 1942. She also attended Allentown Hospital School of Nursing, then entered military service as a WAC in World War II.
She was a housewife and later a nurse's aide at Hamburg Center.
She enjoyed her trips with her family and friends especially to the Atlantic City casinos.
Ethel was a member of St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church, Schuylkill Haven.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph W. Snyder, in 2000; a son, Joseph Michael Snyder, in 1996; and a sister, Elizabeth Koehler.
Ethel is survived by a daughter, Cheryl Snyder Wagner, wife of Richard, Orwigsburg; son, Steven Snyder, husband of Terry, Orwigsburg; brother, Walter Krasnansky, husband of Valerie, Georgia; four grandchildren, Jill Snyder and Scott Snyder, both of Orwigsburg, Amanda Wagner, Delray Beach, Fla., and William Wagner, husband to Carolina, Chicago.
The family extends a special "thank you" to the staff and nurses at Luther Ridge, Arcadia Hospice and Dr. Mishra.
A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family with private interment at Schuylkill Memorial Park, Schuylkill Haven. Grabowski Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrange ments. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be sent to St. Ambrose Church, 201 Randal St., Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972.
Published in Republican & Herald on Nov. 21, 2013