Russell John Snyder Jr., 63, of Clarks Summit, died Thursday afternoon in the VNA Hospice Unit at Geisinger Community Medical Center. He was the husband of Patricia Davis Garvin. The couple had been married for 39 years.
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Born in Scranton, son of late Russell J. Sr. and Mildred E. Cook Snyder, he was a graduate of Abington Heights High School. He was employed in the shipping and receiving department at New Home Window Shade in Scranton for 17 years.
Russ was a loving husband, father, brother and son. He loved his friends and was always willing to help others. He loved animals and adopted many homeless cats over the years. Russ was a loyal Minnesota Vikings fan since his high school days, and rarely missed a game.
The family would like to express its gratitude to the many doctors, nurses and caregivers who helped Russ through this difficult time. Most recently, the dedicated staff and administration at Riverside Rehab and Nursing Center.
Also surviving are a son, Russell J. III and wife, Candi, Florida; grandson, John Russell Snyder; two stepgrandchildren, Sebastian Callender and Dylan Stuart; a sister, Florence M. Snyder, Scranton; and four cousins, Harold Snyder, John Snyder, Thomas Snyder and Alice Pensak.
The funeral will be Monday at 7 p.m. from the Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home and Cremation Service Inc., 418 S. State St., Clarks Summit.
Friends may call from 5 until time of service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 26 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York NY, 10004.
For directions or to send an online condolence, visit www.lawrenceeyoungfuner alhome.com.
Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home
418 S. State St.
Clarks Summit, PA 18411
Published in Scranton Times on Aug. 24, 2013