John E. Snowden Jr., 83

John E. Snowden Jr.,83, of Country Club Drive, Ellwood City (North Sewickley Twp.) died unexpectedly on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh.

Born November 23, 1930 in New Brighton, he was the son of the late John E. and Ruth Ritter Snowden Sr. He was first married on April 13, 1957 to Anna Mae Herrmann Snowden, who passed away March 12, 1999. He is survived by his current wife, Patricia Alberth Snowden, whom he married in August of 2001.

Jack retired in 1992 from Westinghouse Corporation. Following his retirement, he continued working at the Butler Auto Auction for 16 years. He was an active member of the Concord United Methodist Church. Jack was a member of “Men of Melody” singing group. He was a Veteran of the US Navy during the Korean War. He served in the Atlantic and the Mediterranean Theatres on the USS Arnett and the USS Marquette. Jack was active with American Legion Post #19 in New Brighton.  He was also a longtime Boy Scout Master with Troop 452 who met at the Concord Church.  Jack enjoyed running, swimming and ballroom dancing.

In addition to his wife, Pat, survivors include; four daughters, Diane Terry of Ellwood City, RuthAnne (Kenneth) Frederick of Harmony, Karen (Paul) Hunter of Enon Valley, Carol (Allen) Bowman of Texas, one son, David (Lynn) Snowden of Ellwood City, step daughter, Lisa (Larry) Brown of New York, NY; step son, Chris (Angela) Alberth of Fombell; sister, Molly Walsh of New Brighton, brother, Alford Snowden of Missouri, two sister in laws, Joyce Snowden of Greenville, Hope Snowden of Florida; brother in law, Roy Herrmann of Sandy Lake; 18 grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren, ;

He was preceded in death by parents, first wife, sister, Naomi Taylor and two brothers, Robert and Donald Snowden

Visiting hours will be held from 6-8 pm on Wednesday May 7 and from 2-4 and 6-8 pm on Thursday, May 8 at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. Friends will also be received from 10 until the time of the funeral service at 11 am on Friday at the Concord United Methodist Church. His pastor, Rev. Bradley Neel will be officiating.

Interment will follow in the Concord Church Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Concord United Methodist Church or the donor’s favorite charity.

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20 thoughts on “John E. Snowden Jr., 83

  1. Thinking and praying for you all during this difficult time. He will be greatly missed by so many. But rejoice as well for you will see him again someday! Praise God! Love you all.

  2. Although I did not know Mr. Snowden personally, I work with his daughter Carol Bowman. I am sure, her great personality and character is a direct reflection of her father and mother’s love. My families prayers go out to Mr. Snowden’s family and friends in this time of grieving.

  3. May his soul rest in peace and may God give strength to the family to bear this irreparable loss.

  4. Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss…our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  5. Carol, David, Karen and RuthAnne,

    I am sorry for you loss and I will be praying that the love of GOD will comfort you during this time.

  6. Carol, Please accept my heartfelt condolence on the unfortunate passage of your father. May god give you strength during this difficult time, my prayers are with you and your family.

  7. Please accept my condolences. I can remember a couple of times talking with John at our family reunions. He was such a nice man. May God’s grace be abundant in these days ahead. Carol Rizk (Clyde Herrmann’s daughter)

  8. Dear Pat and Family,
    I’m so sorry for your loss and the lonely pain you must be feeling now. I know your family and faith will help during this time of sorrow. Hold each other close and share the love you felt from your father, husband and grandfather.
    With Love,

  9. A great man, humble, loving, kind, thoughtful, caring and generous. Loved by all who knew him. A truly great man. Thoughts and condolences for all of the family.

    Shawn Borgen and Family

    • Hi, Shawn.

      Thank you so much for your kind and thoughtful words about our father. Your words and feelings mean a lot to me and my family. I hope you and your family are doing well.

      Carol and Allen Bowman and the Snowden Family

  10. So sorry for your lost Alan And Sheri and all Snowden family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love Aunt Mary and Uncle Windy

  11. Dear Pat & Family, We would like to express our sympathies for your loss. We hope the precious memories of your loved one are comforting to you at this time of sadness. It was a joy to be around him and know him. Your family will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.

    Carolyn & whitey Bowman

    • Carolyn and Whitey.

      Thank you so much for your kind thoughts and words. We know your thoughts and prayers are with us at this time. I (Carol) am very thankful to have you as a part of my life (and it goes without saying that Allen is thankful for your love and affection, as well).

      Words cannot express my love for you.


  12. Pat, Carol and family
    David and I send prayers to each of you. We met Jack and Pat in Florida with Carolyn and Whitey Bowman. We will never forget the Birthday song that Jack sang to me!
    I know you all will miss him and pray that God will wrap each of you in his loving arms during this time of sadness.
    David and Brenda Dowell

    • Hi, David and Brenda. Thank you so much for your thoughts and prayers. I’m so glad you loved my dad’s bday song for you … I looked forward to that call every year on my birthday when Pat and dad would sing that song .. Under separate cover, I’ll send you the words so that you don’t forget them.

      We love you.

      Allen and Carol

  13. We have just heard of your father’s passing. So sorry!
    You have our deepest sympathy. All our love and prayers go out to you and your family. Marcia & Pete

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