George C. Snyder, 71

George C. Snyder, 71, of Ellwood City passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh.

Born April 3, 1948 in Ellwood City, he was the son of the late Kenneth D. and Elizabeth A. ” Betty” (Aromatorio) Snyder. He was married to Grace (Poholsky) Snyder for 47 years. She survives.

George retired from Clark Screw Machine Products where he was a machinist. He had formerly worked at Babcock and Wilcox. He served in the Marines during the Vietnam War and was a member of the American Legion Post 749 in Wampum. George enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting, fishing and walking. His most cherished time was spent with his grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, Grace, survivors include a daughter, Melissa (Pete) Snyder-Leck of Ellwood City; son, Chad (Marissa) Snyder of Chicago, Illinois; brother, Kenneth D. (Lois) Snyder Jr. of Ephrata, PA; and two grandchildren, Samuel Kenneth and Elizabeth Dean Leck.

Visiting hours will be held on Friday February 28 from 4 until the time of the funeral service at 6 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home, Main St. Wampum. Rev. Father Richard Salley will officiate. Military rites will be offered by the Veterans Honor Guard. Final interment will take place in Clinton Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Family House University Place 116 Thackeray Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15213 or the Ellwood City Public Library, 415 Lawrence Ave. Ellwood City, PA 16117.

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10 thoughts on “George C. Snyder, 71

  1. Dear Grace and Family,
    We feel your pain and sorrow. We are at a loss for words of consolation. You are on our minds and in our hearts. May you find strength and keep the faith in working through this difficult time.
    We love you and will be close in thoughts.
    God Bless,
    Annette and Steve Kochera

  2. My sincere condolences to George’s family. We were friends from Wampum and got to play lots of basketball together years ago. George was a good kid and an even greater man. Our prayers are with you. Jim DeMark

  3. Dearest Graceann and Family, Especially Melissa, Chad, Pete and Marissa,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you on this sudden, heartaching loss. George’s kindness and concern for us at Chad and Marissa’s wedding as well as his wry, quiet humor and devilish smile will be some of our brightest memories of him. How we wish we we could be there with you!
    Take glorious comfort in God’s love and strength and the marvelous memories, especially the most recent ones, with which you are blessed. Support each other with love, patience and gratitude. With. Deep Affection and Sympathy,

  4. Dear Grace and Family,

    I am so sorry to hear about George. I can still remember waiting at the staircase in Wampum school with my 4th grade friends for “Eryla’s cute cousin” to return from lunch. George would look at the giggling girls and just smile. That is how I will remember him…always smiling. Mike and I are thinking of all of you.

    Eryla Palagallo

  5. Dearest Graceann and family. I am so sorry to hear of George’s passing. My husband and I are praying for all of you that you can find comfort and peace at this time. You’ve come into my thoughts so many times over the years and I’ll never forget our friendship.

    Diana Vogler Benoit

  6. Our deepest sympathies to the friends and family of George. Such a kind and wonderful man.
    Rest in peace

  7. Graceann, Holding you and your family in my prayers. The best advice came from one of my pastors, allow yourself to grieve and grieve well. May our Lord comfort you as you walk through this valley.
    Paulette Guerrera Conti

  8. Dear Melissa and Pete,
    I am catching up on some old newspapers and read of your father’s death. May sweet memories of your Dad be with you always. Know that I will hold you and your family in my prayers.

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