Merle D. Snyder

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Merle D. Snyder, 87 of Reynoldsville, Pa., died on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, at Christ the King Manor in DuBois, Pa.
Born Saturday, Oct. 12, 1929, in Reynoldsville, Pa., he was the son of the late Lawrence Snyder and the late Lottie Fay (Douthit) Snyder. He was the husband of the late Nellie M. (Clark) Snyder.
He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. He retired as an equipment operator for the Reynoldsville Borough after 28 years.
He was a musician and taught guitar lessons. He was a carpenter and also enjoyed inventing or improving items.
He is survived by his daughters, Wanneita Rupert, Wanda Himes and Marlene Wojtaszek of Reynoldsville, Pa.; brother, Donald E. Snyder of Elmyra, N.Y.; 10 grandchildren: David, Lisa, Angela, Cory, Maria, Jessica, Jennifer, Christina, Julie and Nola; and 13 great-grandchildren: Isaac, Jacob, Hunter, Haylee, Gracie, Alyssa, Kalyn, Jaxson, Serena, Damien, Owen, Adrian and Brady.
In addition to his parents and wife he was predeceased by his sister, Delight Crana.
A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, located at 607 E. Main St., Reynoldsville, PA 15851, with the Fr. William Barron officiating. Interment will be in Syphrit Cemetery, Reynoldsville, Pa.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, at Bernard P. Snyder Funeral Home Inc., 206 E. Main Street, Reynoldsville, Pa. Memorial contributions may be sent to 365 Hospice at 119 S. Main St., Carrolltown, PA 15722.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Bernard P. Snyder Funeral Home, Inc., Reynoldsville, Pa. To leave online condolences please visit
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Published in The Courier Express on Oct. 12, 2017