John Harvey Snyder of Equinunk passed away on September 26th, 2021 at age 63. He was the son of the late Charles Lynn and Margaret Y. Snyder. John graduated from Hancock Central High School in 1975, and earned a degree in forestry from Williamsport Area Community College, now Penn College of Technology, in 1977. He worked at various occupations throughout his lifetime, as a high steel construction worker, a tree specialist, a certified firearms instructor, and truck driver. He worked locally for Herzog Trucking Company, in several capacities for Fowler Oil Company, and most recently was employed by Town and Country Energy. He inherited the Snyder talent for laying a sound stone wall. He was currently serving as a member of the Board of Directors of the Equinunk Cemetery Association.
John loved music, always playing for his family and friends and found great joy in recent years in playing with his friends at local gatherings, at First Fridays sponsored by the Equinunk Historical Society, and at Lakewood Lodge with the Gone Fishin' Band. If asked the question "What do you do?", his answer would be "I'm a musician. But I have to drive a truck to make a living."
John is survived by his wife Kathy, his daughter Nora Lee Hall and her husband Chris, son Lynn Michael Snyder and his wife Jennifer, and his beloved granddaughters Lily and Emma Hall and Veronica Snyder. Also surviving are his sister Linda Snyder Koons and her husband Craig, and many loved nieces, nephews and cousins.
John will be laid to rest privately in his favorite place on earth, on land that has been part of the family for six generations. A celebration of his life will be held at a time to be determined. His son and daughter are creating a memorial book and video of his music to pass on to their daughters so they may know him better. If you have a fond memory or a recording of his music you would like included in these you can contact anyone in the family to share it.
In leu flowers memorial donations may be made to the Equinunk Historical Society, PO Box 41, Equinunk, PA 18417, or to the Equinunk Volunteer Fire Company.