Bernice M. Snyder

Mrs. Bernice M. Snyder, a centenarian born December 3, 1912, and lifelong resident of Lake Hauto, passed away peacefully on Sunday evening, March 3, in the Blue Mountain Health System's Gnaden Huetten Campus, Lehighton, with her dedicated family by her side.
She was very proud to be a part of five living generations of her family.
Born in Nesquehoning, she was a daughter of the late John and Emma (Penberth) Shinton.
She was the widow of Kenneth J. "Cookie" Snyder. They were married for 38 years at the time of his passing on Dec. 19, 1968.
Bernice was lifelong active member of Meeds Memorial United Methodist Church, Nesquehoning, and was the former treasurer of the Carbon County Redevelopment Authority.
A Past Worthy Matron, she was a member of Gnaden Huetten Chapter No. 203, Order of the Eastern Star, Lehighton.
She was a former real estate agent and an aide for the Carbon-Lehigh Intermediate Unit 21.
Surviving are two sons, Kenneth S., and his wife, Irene, of Whitehall, and Gene, and his wife, Terry, of Amityville, N.Y.; 11 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.
She was also predeceased by a brother Sheldon; and other siblings.
Service: Funeral service 10 a.m. Friday, March 8, Gilbert Funeral Home, 444 Pershing Blvd., Whitehall (located one block south of the Fullerton Ave. exit of Rt. 22), with the Rev. Dale Oplinger officiating. Interment, Lehighton Cemetery. Call 6-8 p.m. Thursday and 9:30-10 a.m. Friday. Eastern Star service 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Contributions in her name can be made to Meeds Memorial United Methodist Church, 126 W. Catawissa St., Nesquehoning, Pa. 18240.

Published in Times News on Mar. 5, 2013