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Arthur William Snyder

August 27, 1930 ~ April 1, 2021 (age 90)


Arthur William Snyder, 90, of Hazleton, passed away Thursday morning, April 1, 2021 at his home following a lengthy illness.

Born in Hazleton, August 27, 1930, he was the son of the late William and Mildred (Floyd) Snyder and spent the past 55 years in Hazleton, after moving from Sugarloaf where he was raised by his grandparents the late William and Minnie Snyder.

Arthur was the Head Chemical Engineer for PPL, Hazleton.  He was a member of Harvest Church Conyngham Valley.  He was also a member of the Penn State Alumni Association and Nominating Committee, the Vice President and Secretary of the  PPL Retiree Club, and a founding member of the Blanchard Ranch Hunting Camp.  Arthur loved Penn State Football and Basketball, and enjoyed snowmobiling, ATV's, and Toyota cars.

He was preceded in death, in addition to his parents and grandparents, by his half-brother Leon Baker.

Surviving are his loving wife, the former Betty Jane "Betsy" Weber to whom he was married on May 26, 1990; three children, Bill Snyder and his wife Jennifer, Inman, SC; Laurie Gavitt-Smith and her husband Al Smith, Frederick, MD; and Chad Gavitt and his husband Tim Zeis, Hagerstown, MD; six grandchildren, Morgan, Mason, Spencer, Colin, Austin, and Emma; and a nephew Robert Baker and his wife Debra, VA.

His funeral will be held privately at the convenience of the family.  Harman Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc. (East), 669 West Butler Drive, is assisting the family with the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Harvest Bible Church, PO BOX 1344, Conyngham, PA 18219 or to the Penn State Alumni Association, 76 University Drive, Hazleton, PA 18202. Online condolences can be entered and more information is available at

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