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Mrs. MaryAnn Snyder, 79, of Lehighton, passed away Monday, May 6, in the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the widow of Dr. Marvin C.G. Snyder, who died in 2011.
She worked at the MH-MR unit of the Gnaden Huetten Memorial Hospital, Lehighton, for many years.
As a child, she was the organist for her father's Slovak Lutheran Church.A graduate of Northampton Area High School, she attended and graduated from the Allentown School of Nursing.
- Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late "J" Albert and Mary (Jonas) Billy.
She was a member of Zion United Church of Christ, Lehighton.
MaryAnn loved her children, grandchildren and going to the beach with her family. She was an avid reader and a collector of Christmas snow villages.
Surviving are five sons, Todd, and his wife, JoAnn, and Jeff, and his wife, Sharon, both of Allentown, Eric, and his wife, Janine, of Medford, N.J., Gary, and his wife, Kathleen, of Raleigh, N.C., and Kris of Lehighton; two daughters, Debra, wife of Jim Swahl of Pottstown, and Linda, wife of Tom Kirk of Doylestown; four brothers; "J" Albert, Paul, and his wife, Sandy, Milan, and his wife, Sandy, and Jan, and his wife, Margie; a sister Caroline, wife of Alan Henion; 16 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Service: Funeral service 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 14, Zion United Church of Christ, Second and Iron streets, Lehighton, with the Rev. Allen Heckman officiating, Interment, Lehighton Cemetery. Call 6-8 p.m. Monday, Schaeffer Funeral Home, Third and Alum streets, Lehighton, and 10-11 a.m. Tuesday in the church. Because of MaryAnn's love of reading, contributions may be made to the Lehighton Library, 124 North St., Lehighton, Pa. 18235, or to a Literacy organization of your choice. Online condolences can be offered at www.schaefferfunerals.com.
Schaeffer Funeral Home
300 Alum St Lehighton, PA 18235
Published in Times News on May 8, 2013