Frederick Jackson ‘Razor Jack’ Snyder

Frederick Jackson “Razor Jack” Snyder, 86, of 2533 Snyder Drive, Tyrone, went to be with his Lord and Savior peacefully Saturday at the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home.

He was born in Tyrone, son of the late John X. and Mary Elizabeth “Polly” (Warrender) Snyder. He married Marjorie M. Quarry on March 2, 1949.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years of marriage; and sons: John F. and wife, Deborah; Jeffrey of Bald Eagle, Craig of Tyrone; and daughter, Janice Brown of Spruce Creek; five grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his siblings: Edward, Charlie and Lorayne; and a daughter-in-law, Cheryl Snyder.

He was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theatre on the USS Columbus, where he was a ship barber. Returning home after the war, he opened a barber shop on Pennsylvania Avenue in Tyrone, where he was known as “Razor Jack” and barbered for many years, retiring in 1989.

He attended the Bald Eagle Methodist Church and was a life member of the American Legion #281, Hookies Fire Co., V.F.W. #4559, and a former member of the Tyrone Elks #212.

He dearly loved his family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and will be missed by all who knew him.

He loved the Steelers and Penn State football games. He was an avid sportsman who loved hunting, fishing, trapping and coon hunting with his children all of his days. He was well known for his coon hunting expeditions, and a story of one was written by a friend in the Pennsylvania Game News. He loved to trout fish for countless hours on the Juniata River spinning minnows and telling stories of his many hunting trips for deer, turkey and bear.

Friends will be received from 10 a.m. until the noon service Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at the Derman Funeral Home Inc., Tyrone, with the Rev. Norman E. Huff officiating. Interment with Military Honors by the Blair Co. Veterans Honor Guard will be at Bald Eagle Cemetery.

Contributions in Jack’s memory may be made to the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home.