John M. Snyder

John M. Snyder, 78, Altoona, passed away Thursday at Altoona Center for Nursing Care.

He was born in Altoona, son of John and Aniceta (Maher) Snyder. He married Beverley Pike on Feb. 16, 1957.

Surviving are his wife of 56 years; three sons: Jeff, Darren and wife, Janice, and Steve and wife, Robin, all of Altoona; four grandchildren: Eryn, Derek, Caitlin and Stevie; a brother, Donald in New York; and a sister, Jacqueline.

John was a graduate of Altoona High School and retired from Butterick as a lithographer. He enjoyed fishing, football, reading his Bible and giving of his time to help others.

Friends will be received from 4 until the 7 p.m. funeral service Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, at Axe and Santella Family Chapel, 1534 Fourth St., Altoona, Pastor Rod Lingenfelter officiating. Interment will be at Carson Valley Cemetery.

In memory of John, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements are by Leslie E. Axe Funeral Home, 1520 Fourth St., Altoona.