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SPRINGVALE Charles "Charlie" Cyril Snyder, 85, went home to his Lord and Savior, surrounded by his loving family on Monday, September 1, 2014 at 12:48 pm, after a lengthy illness, at his residence. He was the husband of Evelyn L. (Fink) Snyder of Springvale, whom he married on October 21, 1950. Born in Winterstown on November 8, 1928, he was the son of the late Cyril C. and Grace V. (Schmuck) Snyder. He graduated from Red Lion High School, Class of 1946, Charlie retired from the Department of the Navy after 38 years of service. He was a veteran serving in both the United States Navy and the Marines during the Korean War. He received the United Nations Ribbon, Korean Service Medal with a star, Good Conduct Ribbon, Korean Action Ribbon by the President of the Republic of Korea, Combat Action Ribbon and Medal from the Chief of Naval operations for combat service with the First Marine Division (Fleet Marine Force) Korea; CHOSIN Reservoir Battle in Korea. He served on the Board of Directors for Stonepile Cemetery, was a member and past president of the Red Lion Lions Club, past chairman District 14C Cabinet of International Association of Lions Club of America, National American Retired Federal Employee Association and Local Chapter York 331 (NARFE), National Association of Retired Persons, a member of the American Legion Post #534 Red Lion, Life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #1446 Red Lion, Past President and Secretary of Red Lion Fish and Game Association, Windsor Fish and Game Association, Muddy Creek Chapter Trout Unlimited, National Rifle Association, Korean War Veterans Association, Inc., Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad Preservation Society (Muddy Creek Forks),Red Lion Lodge #649, Free and Accepted Masons, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Harrisburg Consistory 32nd degree, Red Lion Scottish Rite Club, The Square Club of York #1052, Charlie received the Melvin Jone Fellowship Award from the International Association of Lions Club. He was also a longtime member of Springvale United Methodist Church since 1928 and its Sunday School where he was a former SS teacher, Sexton, Lay Leader, Superintendent, Trustee at the same church. In addition to his wife, Evelyn, he leaves his son, Ricky A. Snyder of Airville and his wife, Jacqueline; two grandsons, Ethan T. Snyder and Nathan P. Snyder, both of Airville; a brother, Eugene R. Snyder of Dallastown and wife Nancy; a sister, Jane Ellen (Snyder) Sine of Red Lion; a sister-in-law, Yvonne Snyder of Wrightsville; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Eugene Snyder who entered in eternal rest in 1978; and a brother, Harold J. Snyder. Viewing will be Sunday, September 7, 2014 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Burg Funeral Home, Inc., 134 W. Broadway, Red Lion with the Red Lion Lodge #649 F&AM offering Masonic Rites beginning at 7:45 p.m. and Monday, September 8, 2014, from 9 to 10 a.m. at Springvale United Methodist Church, 265 Circle Drive Red Lion. A Service of Honor and Praise for Charlie will begin on Monday at 10 a.m. at the church. His pastor, Rev. Thomas R. Osenbach will officiate. Burial will be in Bethlehem Stonepile UM Church Cemetery with full military honors presented by the York County Veterans Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be offered to: Springvale UM Church, 265 Circle Drive, Red Lion, PA 17356; or to York County Veterans Honor Guard, c/o John Vecero, 670 Hammond Road, York, PA 17406. Charlie was a wonderful husband to Evelyn with whom he celebrated 63 years of marriage. He was a great Father and Grandfather. He was fondly known as "Top Cat". His Lord, his family, his church and the veterans were very important to him. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on Sept. 4, 2014
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