Jean L. Snyder

Jean L. Snyder, 76, loving wife, mother, and grandma, died peacefully on Friday, May 25th, 2007 at Somerset Medical Center in Somerville, New Jersey.

Born in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania on May 29th, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Anna Mae and Kenneth Knappenberger.

She resided in Weatherly, PA, and was a 1948 graduate of Weatherly High School where she was also a varsity cheerleader.

Jean was formerly of Somerville, NJ before moving to Branchburg, NJ in 1977. She was employed as a teacher’s aide for the Somerville Board of Education for 2 years and then 12 years as a cafeteria aide at Immaculata High School.

Jean was a homemaker and a 50-year member of the First United Methodist Church in Somerville. She enjoyed reading, puzzles, and spending time with her family. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother and she will be missed by all.

She was preceded in death by her first husband Samuel Gangwer Jr., and her daughter Carol D. McCann who died in 2001.

Jean is survived by her devoted husband of 51 years, Leonard A. Snyder; 4 daughters Barbara Steele and her husband Thomas, Margie Polakiewiez and her husband Thomas, Linda Hagan, and Wendy Salazar and her husband Omar; 3 sons Samuel Gangwer, Gregg and his wife Barbara, and Randy and his wife Maria; 18 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; and a sister Johanna Heinen.

Memorial services will be 11:00 AM on Tuesday, June 5th, 2007, at the First United Methodist Church, 48 West High Street, Somerville, NJ. Cremation was private.

Memorial contributions can be made to: The Wellness Community of Central New Jersey, 3 Crossroads Drive, Bedminster, NJ, 07921.

Arrangements by: Bruce C. Van Arsdale Funeral Home, 111 North Gaston Avenue, Somerville, NJ. Telephone (908) 725-3111.

Weatherly, PA obituary published by: Philip J. Jeffries Funeral Home, 211 First Street, Weatherly, PA, 18255.

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