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John W. ("Buzz") Snyder, Jr.

September 20, 1939 ~ November 22, 2018 (age 79)



John W. Snyder, Jr., 79, of Cogan Station, PA passed away Thursday evening, November 22, 2018 at his home while surrounded by family. Born September 20, 1939 in Estella, PA, John Wesley Snyder Jr. “Buzz” to family and friends, was a son of the late John W. Snyder and Marjorie (Boyles) Martin. He was a graduate of Montoursville High School, class of 1956. On June. 16, 1976, John married the former Bonnie Jean Graybill in Williamsport, PA. Together they shared 42 loving years. “Big John” enjoyed his career as a machinist and was employed at Textron Lycoming for many years until retiring in 2001. Following employment, he worked at Sams Club as a door greeter. He appreciated woodworking, bowling, playing darts watching westerns and sports on TV, especially his favorite, the “New York Yankees”. He was a member of Friends Church of Hughesville. Surviving are his wife, Bonnie Jean, five children, James (Lori) Steele of Florida, Terri (Joe) Higham of S. Carolina, Aaron (Cortney) Snyder of Clarkstown, Desiree Snyder (fiancé Mike Selfridge) of Canton, Brian (Missy) Beam of Nesbitt, 16 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, a sister, Joyce (Bob) Taylor of Hughesville, several nieces, nephews, cousins and his dog, Josie. He was predeceased by two children, John and Kimberly Steele, five siblings, Wanda Weaver, Beverly Sechler, Robert, George and Daniel Snyder. In keeping with John’s wishes, services are to be private. The Pepper Funeral Home & Cremation Facility in Canton is assisting with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, consider a donation in John’s name to American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St. Williamsport, PA 17701 or UPMC Susquehanna Hospice, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.




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