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William L. Snyder

William L. Snyder

Saturday, February 22nd, 1936 - Monday, May 25th, 2020
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William L. Snyder, 84, of New Holland, died Monday, May 25, 2020 at Garden Spot Village after a lengthy illness.
Born in Leola, he was a son of the late Benjamin H. and Sue (Clark) Snyder. He would have been married 62 years on Sept. 22 to Joyce D. (Bordner) Snyder.
He was a 1954 graduate of New Holland High School and the Industrial Management Institute in 1958. He later worked 34 years at Ford New Holland, now CNH, retiring in 1991 as Production Control Manager. He enjoyed a second career at Blue Ball National Bank retiring in 1999 as Community Office Manager.
He was an Eagle Scout with Boy Scout Troop 48 of New Holland where he later served as a Unit Commissioner and received the Daniel Carter Beard Award.
From 1954-1956 he served in the US Army and was stationed in England.
From 1974-1993 he served on the New Holland Borough Council where he served as President from 1988-1993. He was also a 25 year member of the New Holland Kiwanis Club where he served as President from 1972-1973.
As a member of St. Stephen Reformed Church in New Holland he served as an elder and treasurer for 12 years. He was also a member of the Ephrata Lodge, F&AM, having served as Worshipful Master in 1987, followed by 20 years as treasurer at the Scottish Rite bodies of Reading where he received meritorious service awards. He also served as treasurer of the New Holland Historical Society.
His hobbies include woodworking and traveling.
Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters, Debra A. Snyder of Ephrata, and Carol, married to Stuart Clark of Frederick, MD; a son, William L., Jr., married to Carla Adams of Lancaster; four grandchildren, Nicole and Kyle Abramson both of Frederick, MD, and Mike and Becky Snyder both of Lancaster; a brother, Benjamin, married to Ruth Snyder of Pickerington, OH; and a sister, Betty Jean Schaeberle of Hanover.
A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family at St. Stephen Cemetery, New Holland. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Garden Spot Village Benevolent Fund, 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland, PA 17557, or to the New Holland Historical Society, PO Box 464, New Holland, PA 17557. To send the family online condolences visit us at www.groffeckenroth.com. Arrangements by Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland.
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  • Kiwanis International
  • Masonic Lodge
  • Presbyterian Church in America
  • Scottish Rite of Freemasonry

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Tom and Cheryl Weaver

Posted at 07:44pm
Joyce and Family

We are so sorry for your loss. Bill was the nicest guy and so soft-spoken. Always enjoyed talking to him at our Blue Ball Bank breakfasts. May God's love give you comfort during this difficult time.

Tom and Cheryl Weaver
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Ellen Phillips

Posted at 11:46am
Uncle Bill was a soft-spoken, kind & intelligent man. Family -oriented. Everyone loved him & was comfortable being around him. He left behind a wonderful family. We will miss him , but will have fond memories. It comforts me to know he is at peace & no longer suffering.
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David & Robin Hibshman

Posted at 01:52pm
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Ned Beck

Posted at 04:32pm
It is with great sadness I read of the passing of Mr. William (Bill) Snyder Sr. Mr. Snyder is and always be the consummate gentleman, both through the soft words he spoke to his extreme kind and gentle nature with people. Many years have passed since I last saw or had a chance to speak with him. What has remained, in my memory, is how helpful the entire family was in my early teaching career and the graduate course work I was taking in college. I extend to the family my deepest sympathies and condolences. I know how hard it is to lose a family member. There is not a day that will pass when you will not think of Bill...for the most wonderful people of this world never truly leave us...they live in our hearts forever. Ned Beck
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Louise Kellenberger

Posted at 05:21pm
My deepest sympathy to the Snyder Family on the death of William. May he rest in peace and may you be comforted in your memories.
Sincerely,
Louise Kellenberger
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