Robert C. Snyder, 85, EMC grinder, Bollman custodian

By on April 10, 2013

Robert C. Snyder, 85, of Reading, passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at the Reading Hospital & Medical Center.

He was born in Adamstown to the late William and Ada (Snyder) Snyder and was the husband of the late Miriam (Bowman) Snyder, who died in 1982.

Robert attended Reamstown Church of God. He worked as a grinder at Ephrata Manufacturing Co. and was a member of the GMP Foundry and Molders Union. Robert also was a custodian at the Bollman Hat Co. Adamstown. In his retirement, he worked part time at Arner’s Restaurant, Mount Penn. Robert liked riding his scooter in his neighborhood and he especially enjoyed spending time with his family.

He is survived by his son: Robert E. Snyder of Denver; daughters: Lillian, wife of Steven Wolfgang with whom he resided; and Peggy, wife of Floyd Lewis of Reading; sisters: Anna Haak of Mount Penn; and Katherine, wife of Fred Hilbert of Fleetwood; 11 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; and was the companion of Shirley Garber of Temple.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by an infant son: Franklin Snyder; a daughter: Nancy Gehman; and a great grandchild.

A viewing was held April 8 at the Roseboro Stradling Funeral Home, followed by funeral services with Pastor Arthur T. Karick officiating. Burial took place in the Denver Union Cemetery.

If desired, memorial contributions in Robert’s memory may be made to Reamstown Church of God, 400 Pfautz Hill Rd., Stevens, PA 17578.

Arrangements by Roseboro Stradling Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc., Denver. Online condolences can be given at

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