Karl Maynard Snyder, 86, well-known resident of Wyalusing, Terry Twp., PA, passed away Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital in Towanda. Karl was born on Spring Hill on Dec. 4, 1926, the son of Maynard M. and Ruth Mitten Snyder. He attended school in Camptown and graduated from high school there in 1944. He later attended Penn State University. Karl worked for Snyder Brothers’ Building Contractors and was later employed by the Tuscarora Wayne Insurance Company as a claims adjuster, before retiring in 1990. Karl married Dawn Girven in Wyalusing in 1990. Together, with his wife, Dawn, they operated Rienze Enterprises, a woodworking and frame shop, for a number of years.
He was a member and past deacon of the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church, a past master, 50-year member and the current chaplain of LeRay Lodge No. 471 F.&A.M. and held membership with the Ancient Order of Scottish Rite Valley of Towanda Past Thrice Potent Master and recipient of the Meritorious Service Award, Union Royal Arch Chapter No. 161 Past High Priest, Towanda and Williamsport Consistory 32nd Degree.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing and woodworking.
Survivors include his wife, Dawn Snyder; children, Richard Snyder and wife, Lisa of Wyalusing, Sally Dewing and husband, Andy of Warren Center and Nancy Platt and husband, David of Austin, TX; step-daughter, Kimberly Moon and husband, Tracy of Springville; grandchildren, Nicholas Snyder, Matthew Dewing and wife, Janice, Nathan Dewing and wife, Delphine, Joel Dewing and wife, Mimi, Evan Platt and wife, Megan, Hannah Platt, McKenzi Moon and Logan Moon; 19 great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, William and Caryl Snyder of Wyalusing and David and Elizabeth Snyder of Clayton, NC; sister-in-law, Ruth Snyder of Montrose and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Donald and John (Jack) Snyder and sister and brother-in-law, Elinor and John Keeler.
The funeral service was held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 17 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with Rev. Dr. Barry Ballard, pastor of the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church, officiating. Interment will follow in the Spring Hill Cemetery, Tuscarora Twp.
The family received friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 16 at the funeral home. LeRay Lodge No. 471 F.&A.M. will hold a masonic service at 6:45 p.m. Sunday evening at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church, PO Box 25, Wyalusing, PA 18853 or to LeRay Lodge No. 471 F.&A.M., c/o Frank Hoffmann, Secretary, 68 Hoffmann Hollow Lane, Towanda, PA 18848 in Karl Maynard Snyder’s memory.
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