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Robert Snyder, 88, Smokejumper, Ironworker, Merchant Marine

Robert Snyder, 88, died Saturday at Gracedale.

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.

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