Ralph LaVerne Snyder age 87 of Horizon Drive Brockway, PA; died on Thursday, August 29, 2019 at Highland View Health Care in Brockway. Born on February 6, 1932 in Westville, PA; he was the son of the late Ralph L. and Miriam Mae Emanuelson Snyder Sr. On December 4, 1954 he was married to Geraldine “Gerri” Marnati and she survives. Retired, Ralph had been employed at Montgomery Ward in DuBois in the Automotive Department and later at E&G Auto Parts in Brockway. He was a member at St. Tobias Church in Brockway, and was a U.S. Army Korean War veteran. He also was a member of Parson-Marnati Post #95 of the American Legion. Ralph was an excellent wood worker. He also enjoyed latch hook, crossword puzzles and gardening. In addition to his wife Gerri he is also survived by 2 sons: Robert K. “Snoop” (Dianna) Snyder and Mark (Robin) Snyder both of Brockway; a daughter Debbie Hook of DuBois; a sister Joyce (Gary) Dietz of St. Marys, PA and a sister-in-law Donna Snyder of Las Vegas. Ralph is also survived by numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren as well as several great great grandchildren. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents he is also preceded in death by a brother Marvin Snyder and an infant brother. Calling hours will be on Monday, September 2 from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Carlson-Shugarts Funeral Home Inc. in Brockway. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, September 3 at 11:00 AM at St. Tobias Church in Brockway with Fr. Leo Gallina presiding. Burial will follow in St. Tobias Cemetery. A Vigil Service will be held Monday evening at 6:45 PM also at the funeral home. Full Military Honors will be accorded Tuesday morning at the cemetery by Parson-Marnati Post #95 of the American Legion. Memorial donations may be made to American Legion Post #95 1109 Pershing Avenue Brockway, PA 15824 or Hahne Cancer Center 100 Hospital Avenue DuBois, PA 15801.
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