Ruth S. Snyder

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April 8, 2014

Ruth S. Snyder, 85, of Wilmington, Del., passed away April 8.

Born Feb. 23, 1929, in Pottsville, she was a 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 Kennett Square for 16 years as the director of nursing. She also worked as a regional nurse for Genesis Health Ventures and HCR ManorCare.

Ruth was a member of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, Wilmington.

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

She is survived by a stepdaughter, Lucy Craig Snyder; first cousins, Frances Major and Rita Whilberham; second cousins, Kenny Major, Steven Major (Barbara), Cindy Major and Lisa Wagner (Stefan), Wendy McQuaide, Bill Clineff and Christine Herron (Jerry); and 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 donor's choice. Doherty Funeral Homes Inc., Wilmington, Del., is in charge of arrangements. To send condolences, visit

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Published in Republican & Herald on Apr. 15, 2014