Major (Ret) Carl F. Snyder, US Army, 78, of Carlisle,
stood his last muster and was assigned to the reserve battalion effective Thursday, February 10, 2011, at Carlisle Regional
Medical Center. He was born on Monday, February 29, 1932, in Lineboro, Maryland, the son of the late Melvin F. and Ethel H.
Major Snyder graduated from Manchester High School
in Manchester, MD with the Class of 1949. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the former Western Maryland
College, Westminster, MD in 1953 and earned his Master’s degree in Business Administration in 1973 from the University
He spent 20 years in the US Army and was a veteran
of the Korean War and Vietnam War and retired in 1973. Major Snyder had been stationed at Ft. Knox, KY, Ft. Benning, GA, Western
Germany, Berlin, Korea, New York University, Thailand, Vietnam and Scranton, PA. While in Thailand, he and his wife, Nancy
had the honor and privilege of meeting their Majesties on four separate occasions. Major Snyder was the recipient of many
medals and honors for his service to our country.
After retirement from the Army, he was employed
by the Commonwealth of PA for 19 years and retired in 1993. Carl was a member of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Boiling
Springs and was an associate member of Grace Lutheran Church, Camp Hill, where he was a former Council member and Chairman
of the Stewardship Committee. Carl was avid Civil War buff, enjoyed model railroading, the Hershey Bears and soccer.
He is survived by his loving and devoted wife
of nearly 45 years, Nancy L. (Simons) Snyder, a son, Conrad F. Snyder (and his wife, Jill) of Catonsville, MD, twin granddaughters;
Molly and Peyton Snyder, his mother-in-law, Doris Simons of Wyalusing and several cousins and other extended family members.
A Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated
at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, February 15, 2011, at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2nd & Walnut Streets, Boiling Springs.
Rev. Carolyn S. DeStephano will officiate. Viewing will be on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until time of services. A time of fellowship
will immediately follow the services at the church. Entombment with military honors by Cumberland County Honor Guard will
be in the Rolling Green Cemetery Mausoleum, Camp Hill at 2 p.m. Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Carlisle, is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Assoc., 1019 Mumma Rd., Wormleysburg, PA 17043 or to American Diabetes
Assoc., 3544 N. Progress Ave., Suite 103, Harrisburg, PA 17110.
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Sorry for your loss.
Brenda Fair Pender&
Thank you for your service to our country.
Thank you for allowing us to care for you. Thank you for being a friend. I enjoyed our chats. You will be missed.
It was our pleasure to get to know you
and Carl for a short while. I enjoyed our chats as well. Thank you for your service because wives and families also serve
when their husband is in the military.
Sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers.
(Warehime) McVicker & family
Our deepest sympathy to the entire family.
& Anna Warehime
A good man, husband, father, and uncle, we
will miss Uncle Carl and all our times spent together at family gatherings. Much love and prayers from all the Tortolani
family during this difficult time.
Justin, Kim, Jack, Callen and Cate
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