Sunday, January 6, 2013

Death notice -- Nevin D. Snyder

Chaplain, Lt. Colonel, Nevin David Snyder ( Ret.) , 84, formerly of Melbourne, FL
Passed away on Jan. 2, 2013 in the Fellowship Manor, Whitehall, Pa. 

He was predeceased by his wife , Rose Marie (Baron) Snyder in 2006. He was born in Kistler Valley, Lynn Township, Pa., a son of the late David and Mildred ( Kistler) Snyder. He was a 1946 Graduate of Slatington High School, a 1950 Graduate of Muhlenberg College, and a 1953 Graduate of United Theological Seminary. 

He pastored EUB churches in Kempton, Schuylkill Haven, Danielsville, Middle Creek, and Bowmanstown, Pa. Rev. Snyder was a chaplain with the Pa. Nat. Guard. Then he was a full-time chaplain in the U.S. Army, 1st. Cavalry Div., until 1976, serving in Thailand, Vietnam and Germany as well as stateside. Subsequently, he pastored United Methodist churches in N.C. until his retirement in 1993. 

He is survived by 4 daughters, Sheryl (Arvid) Olson, Lincoln, Neb., Carole Milner, Mankato, MN., Lori ( Hank) Berry, Apache Junction,AZ. and Linda Thomas, Kansas City, MO. ; a step-son Steven ( Sandy) Posner of Melbourne FL., a brother, Rev. Dean ( Jane Malone) Snyder, Washington, DC., 2 sisters, Anna ( Daniel) Cooley, Thomasville NC.and Linda ( John) Brady of New Tripoli, Pa., as well as 6 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a granddaughter Serena Rassussen. 

Funeral Service Friday, January 11, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. in the Fellowship Manor , Community Church, 3000 Fellowship Drive, Whitehall, Pa. 18053. Rev. Philip E. Yerrington will officiate. A calling hour will begin at 10:00 A.M.  

Graveside service and interment in Florida Memorial Gardens, Rockledge, FL, Friday, January 18 at 3:00 P.M. The Rev. Dionne Hammond of First UMC of Melbourne will officiate. 

In lieu of flowers , memorial donations may be made to the American League Endowment Fund which supports veterans and their families. Mail to the American Legion P.O. Box 1055, Indianapolis, IN 46206. Please indicate that the donation is in memory of Lt. Col. Nevin D. Snyder (ret). Arrangements entrusted to the Nester Funeral Home-New Tripoli, Pa.

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