John F. Snyder

Sept. 30, 1949 – March 1, 2014

John F. Snyder, 64, of Bald Eagle suffered a heart attack and was suddenly called back to be in the service of our Lord Saturday at UPMC Altoona, surrounded by his wife and daughter.

He was born in Philipsburg, son of Marjorie (Quarry) and the late Fredrick Jackson Snyder. He married Deborah Emigh on Aug. 30, 1969, in Bald Eagle.

Surviving are his wife of 44 years; a daughter, JoAnn Neff and husband, Brian, of Bald Eagle; a son, Steve and wife, Christy, of Pinecroft; five grandchildren: Zach and Alaina Neff, Kara, Taylor and Loren Snyder; his mother, Margie Snyder, of Bald Eagle; two brothers: Jeff of Bald Eagle and Craig of Nealmont; and a sister, Janice Brown, of Spruce Creek.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jack; parents-in-law, Bruce and Janet Emigh; and a sister-in-law, Cheryl Snyder.

Mr. Snyder retired on Oct. 1, 2013, from Comcast Cable as a maintenance technician after 45 years of service.

He was a member of the Bald Eagle United Methodist Church.

John will be remembered for what he loved most, his family, fishing, hunting and trapping. Trapping was his passion and what he enjoyed most after retirement.

At the request of John, there will be no public visitation. Burial will be at Bald Eagle Cemetery.

Memorial gifts may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 (; or to Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011 Washington, DC 20090-6011 (; or to the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231 (

Arrangements are by Feller Memorial Home, Tyrone.