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Dennis J. Snyder, Sr.

d. November 16, 2020

Dennis J. Snyder, Sr.

Dennis J. Snyder, Sr. of Philadelphia passed away on Monday November 16, 2020.He was surrounded by his beloved family and friends. Dennis is survived by his beloved wife Nancy Snyder (nee Britton), his loving children, Dennis Snyder, Jr., Bryan Snyder and Colleen Snyder (Mark Carty) as well as his adored granddaughters, Kaleigh, Jaden, Gianna, and Kelsa, as well as his expected grandson who is due in the new year, Bryan Synder, Jr. Dennis is also survived by his loving sisters, Jean Yost, Marie Bennett (Butch) and Monica Gibbings (Jonathan), as well as his cherished church family, Rosanne and Mike Dajnowski, and Pat and Gerry McPhillips, and many nieces and nephews. Dennis is predeceased by his siblings, Julie Foster, Robert Snyder, James Snyder, and Madonna Ruser, brother-in-law Michael Yost, and nephew Fred Foster.

Dennis was one of eight children who grew up in the section of Allegheny in Philadelphia, PA. He graduated from Frankford High School in 1970. Soon after, he enlisted in the US Army and studied communications. In 1971, he met and fell in love with his wife, Nancy. They married in June of 1972 and began to raise a family.

Dennis was a dedicated family man; he always put his wife and children first. Dennis and Nancy were married for forty-eight years and did everything together. They had three loving children; Dennis, Bryan, and Colleen. Dennis was a generous and caring father. He was always willing and available to help his children with anything they needed. He was loved and adored by his four granddaughters; KK, JJ, Gianna, and Kelsa, and there was never anything he wouldn't have done in the world to make them happy.

Dennis was a man that took pride in his career at the Bucks County Courier Times. He enjoyed his work and developed a passion for computer technology. During his leisure time he was a Boy Scout leader for Troop 332. He enjoyed coming up with the greatest adventures for his troop. Dennis was an honorable man who greatly valued his friends and would do anything for them. During his down time, Dennis enjoyed spending time with the family on vacation at Benny's Landing in Cape May, NJ or just spending time together at home. Dennis’ greatest joys in life were his wife and his family. Dennis will be sorely missed by all that knew and loved him.

Friends and family are invited to share in a celebration of Dennis' life on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at St Bartholomew's Roman Catholic Church, 5600 Jackson Street, Philadelphia, PA 19124. A memorial visitation will be held from 9:00-11:00 AM, followed by his Funeral Mass at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions made in Dennis’ name to The National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation, https://www.npcf.us/donate-volunteer/ways-to-donate/donate/  would be greatly appreciated.

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