Gertrude A. "Gertie" Snyder, 88, of Danville PA and formerly of Stroudsburg
PA passed away peacefully Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at Geisinger Medical
Center Danville PA. She was born July 1, 1926 in Maspeth, Queens, NY, the
daughter of the late Carl and Anna Barnklau Adelmann.
was preceded in death by her husband of 39 years, A. Richard Snyder on
January 2, 1987. They were married September 13, 1948. In the beginning
of their married life they thoroughly enjoyed farming together.
graduated from Stroudsburg High School in 1944.
was employed as a secretary and held many office positions with Crewe
Insurance, Pocono Metal Products, Sun Litho and Sentry/Custom Services and
Gray Chevrolet; all of Stroudsburg PA.
was a member of St. Luke's Catholic Church while in Stroudsburg PA and St.
Joseph Catholic Church in Danville PA.
Gertie's greatest enjoyments was volunteering her time to the American
Cancer Society as a driver of the Daffodil Express in 1987, as an office
volunteer in 1990, Assistant Treasurer in 1991, Board Member in 1991 and
Treasurer in 1992. She also served as a Reach to Recovery Coordinator and
served on the Daffodil Tree Committee for two years and was a member of the
Service and Rehabilitation Committee. Gertie was chosen as "Volunteer of
the Year" by the American Cancer Society in 1993.
recent years, she was a volunteer and resident escort for Maria Joseph Manor
and the Emmanuel Nursing Center. She was also secretary of the Meadows
Council, Chairperson of the Meadows Social Committee and volunteer telephone
attendant at Meadows Community Center.
was a talented seamstress, an avid reader, loved camping and gardening and
doing crossword puzzles. Her greatest enjoyment in life was spending time
with her family.
survived by one son, Larry W. Snyder and his longtime companion, Sandy Grant
of Edgartown MA and one daughter, Debbi Servose of Northumberland PA and her
longtime partner Kiley Moyer. Also surviving are four granddaughters;
Melonie Schmid and her husband Paul, Courtney Snyder, and Jaclyn and Danae
Servose; two great-grandsons Nathan Schmid and Chase Snyder and one
great-granddaughter, Isabella Snyder. She is also survived by three
brothers; Alfred Adelmann and his wife Carol and Robert Adelmann; both of
Stroudsburg PA and Walter Adelmann and his wife Anne of Ocean City NJ. Also
surviving are several nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. She
was preceded in death by one sister, Eleanor in 1934 and one brother, Carl
Adelmann, Jr. in 2002. She was also preceded in death by her sister-in-law
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be
held Friday, May 1, 2015 at 10:00 AM at St. Luke's Catholic Church 818 Main
Street Stroudsburg PA with the Reverend Carmen J. Perry as celebrant.
Burial will follow in Laurelwood Cemetery Stroudsburg PA. The family will
provide flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's
Association 57 North Franklin Street Wilkes-Barre PA 18701 or online at
www.alzpa.org or The American Cancer Society PO Box 22718 Oklahoma City OK
73123 or online at cancer.org/givehope. Arrangements are under the direction
of Visneski Funeral Home, Inc. 10 West Mahoning Street Danville PA.