Robert A. Snyder, 88, of Forks Township, died Saturday, January 4, 2014 in Gracedale.
Born August 31, 1925 in Easton, he was a son of the late Charles and Mabel (Troxell) Snyder.
His wife, the former Frances A. Wallace died in June, 2013. “Rigger” was a Merchant Marine during WWII, a smokejumper, an ironworker, and a superintendent at Pocono Raceway. He retired from Baker Chemical.
He is survived by a daughter, Bonny Kitson and her husband, Larry, of Forks Township; a son, Glen Snyder and his wife, Kelly, of Saylorsburg; two grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Three sisters and a brother died earlier.
A visitation will be held from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm Tuesday in the Ashton Funeral Home, 1337 Northampton St., Easton. Services and interment will be private.
Memorial contributions can be made to the National Smokejumper Association, c/o Chuck Sheley, 10 Judy Lane, Chico, CA 95926. Offer online condolences at www.AshtonFuneralHome.com.