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Harold C. Snowdon Jr.

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SHAVERTOWN — Harold C. Snowdon Jr., 78, formerly of Sutton Road, Shavertown, passed away Tuesday, July 12, 2016.

Born in Wilkes-Barre, he was the son of the late Harold C. Snowdon Sr. and Helen Corbin. Rolly was a graduate of Wyoming Seminary, class of 1955; Colgate University, class of 1959, and the American Academy of Funeral Service, class of 1960.

Mr. Snowdon was a licensed funeral director for more than 50 years and was the former president of Harold C. Snowdon Funeral Home Inc. He was also the owner of the Beer Store in Wilkes-Barre Township and sponsor of the Mud Hens Softball Team.

Rolly was a past president of the Westmoreland Club and former vice president of the North Mountain Hunting and Fishing Club. He was a member of the Loyal Order of Jesters and Buffalo Herd No. 0001. Rolly was a member of the Masonic Order and Caldwell Consistory. He was a former board member of the Salvation Army, a board member of the former First Heritage Bank, Wilkes-Barre, and a founding member of the Earth Conservancy. An antique boat enthusiast, he was a member of the Harveys Lake Chapter of the NEPA Antique and Classic Boat Society Inc. Rolly was a staunch community advocate for the mentally challenged.

An avid outdoorsman, Rolly enjoyed goose hunting and especially fly-fishing, and was a loyal fan of the Philadelphia Eagles. He was a member of St. Stephen Episcopal Pro-Cathedral, Wilkes-Barre, and a former warden and member of its vestry.

Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents, was his wife, the former L. Patricia Greene, and son, Harold C. Snowdon III.

Surviving are daughter, Tracy (Snowdon) Muller, of South Hadley, Massachusetts; grandsons, Corey W. Muller and fiancee, Nicole Shveda, of Denver, Colorado, and Alexander Snowdon Muller, of Shavertown; stepmother, Evelyn B. Snowdon, of Dallas; sister, Jane (Snowdon) Jones and husband, attorney Benjamin R. Jones III, of Dallas; brother, Richard W. Snowdon, of Dallas; a niece and several nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 16, in St. Stephen Episcopal Pro-Cathedral, 35 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. The Rev. Brian A. Pavlac Ph.D. will officiate. Private interment will be in Memorial Shrine Park, Carverton. Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, July 15, at the Harold C. Snowdon Funeral Home, Inc., 140 N. Main St., Shavertown.

"Tight lines, Dad!"


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Published in Times Leader from July 13 to July 14, 2016
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