Robert E. Snyder, 78, of Clinton Township, passed away at the Good Samaritan Hospice, Cabot, PA on Tuesday, March 31 as a result of complications of Lewy Body Dementia.
He was born August 4, 1941 in Clay Township, to the late Charles E. Snyder and Helen Jeanette Cranmer Snyder-Link. He was also the son of the late Herbert B. Link.
Bob attended Moniteau High School and Pittsburgh Barber School and operated a barbershop in Clay Township until 1976 when he moved to Clinton Township. Bob was employed at the former Pullman Standard until it closed in 1983 then founded and operated Snyder Water Well Drilling and Pump Repair, drilling water wells and installing residential water systems until his retirement in 2011.
Bob was Presbyterian and had attended Glade Run Presbyterian Church in Cooperstown. He enjoyed his antique John Deere B tractor, deer hunting, horse-back riding, John Wayne movies and southern gospel music.
He is survived by his wife, Judith Duncan Synder, who he married October 18, 1969, his sons, Brian P. (Heather) Snyder of Saxonburg and Scott E. (Kimberly) Snyder of Valencia, grandchildren, Abigail, Andrew, Emma, Rachel and Isabella Snyder, his brother, Jeffrey L. (Nancy) Link of Butler, special friends, Rich and Kathy Hoover of Clay Township. He is also survived by in-laws, Dave and Linda Carney, Karen and Frank Halstead, and Bill and Jean Duncan, all of Saxonburg, as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
We thank the many special friends and family that visited Bob while a resident of Concordia Personal Care, Cabot, PA. Bob will be remembered as a kind-hearted, hard-working husband, father, grandfather and friend.
Pastor Stephen P. Gutrudge of Glade Run Presbyterian Church held graveside services for the family. Interment is in the Middlesex Methodist Cemetery, Middlesex Township.
Memorial donations in Bob's memory can be made to the Middlesex Methodist Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund, c/o Dave Carney, 511 Deer Creek Road, Saxonburg, PA 16056.
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