John E. Snyder, 87, of Bedford, died Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at Donahoe Manor Nursing Home.

He was born on July 29, 1932, in Chambersburg, a son of the late Edward B. and Mary S. (Sites) Snyder.

On August 15, 1955, in Hagerstown, he married Marilyn (Warren) Snyder, who survives along with a daughter, Deborah Elmy, widow of Jack, of Waynesboro; four grandchildren: David and Gregory Meyers, Tim and Sarah Elmy; seven great-grandchildren: Madison, Melia, and Eve Meyers, Breanna Cooke, Luna Meyers, Marrisa and Maria Chanhpheng; one great-great-grandson Elijah; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother, William Snyder; and two sisters, Marybelle Grimm and Mildred Ritter.

John worked as a salesman selling encyclopedias, insurance, and vehicles.

Funeral services will be held private at a later date. Arrangements by the Timothy A. Berkebile Funeral Home, in Bedford. The online guestbook is available at

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