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Lanterman & Allen Funeral Home Inc.

27 Washington Street, East Stroudsburg, PA

OBITUARY

PAUL W SNYDER

March 3, 1932July 28, 2020

Paul W. Snyder Jr., 88, passed away on Tuesday July 28, 2020. He was born 3/03/1932 in Barre, MA. Paul graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute with degree in Chemical Engineering in 1953. Worked for Mobil Oil his entire career. Married Anna May Mollet in 1954. They lived in Pitman, NJ, and at various work locations in the United States, Japan, and Saudi Arabia. Avid fly fisherman, hiker, canoist, community volunteer. Enjoyed keeping up with latest oil and gas industry technology.He and his wife retired to the Pocono Mountains, enjoying outdoor activities for 22 years before becoming residents at Country Meadows retirement communities. Was member of: American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Bucks County Mobil Annuitants, The Nature Conservancy, Trout Unlimited, Tobyhanna Creek/Tunkhannock Creek Watershed Association, and Pocono Heritage Land Trust. Was board member of: Monroe County Meals on Wheels Board, and Monroe County Open Space Advisory Board. Surviving are his three children, six grandchildren, brother Max of Florida, and five nieces and nephews. Cremation arranged by Lanterman and Allen, East Stroudsburg, PA. Family interment service at Eco-Eternity Forest, Pocono Plateau, Cresco, PA, will be arranged when it is safer to gather together. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating in honor of Paul to Monroe County (Pennsylvania) Meals on Wheels or The Nature Conservancy

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Barbara Banff

August 4, 2020

My most cherished memories are the times visiting at the house on the lake point in the Poconos. Uncle Paul let Tim and I take whatever floating device, whether it be canoe,etc. on the lake. Also when they moved to the townhouse, Uncle Paul would take us hiking through the woods to water falls and various points of interest. Thank you Uncle Paul. We know you are at peace with Our Lord. Love, Tim &Barbara

Charlotte Netherby

August 3, 2020

I remember the first time Aunt AnnaMay introduced him to the family. I was almost 10. Our sons loved him. He went skiing and fishing with them. They couldn’t hear and he did not sign but some how they were able to “bridge the gap”. He was just a great all around person!

Nancy Conley

August 3, 2020

I'm Nancy, Donna's sister, Mike DuBrink's sister in law , Every summer I visit them and I hear them speak so highly of Uncle Paul and Aunt Anna May. One year we all were invited to join them for a day in Cape May. So off we went with our bathing suits and gear. we all went to the beach. Well, I got into the water and I couldn't get out. The waves were pushing me around like a beached whale. I was laughing so hard, all of a sudden I felt this arm lift me up and out of the water; there he was, Uncle Paul, my hero. I've heard wonderful stories from Donna & Mike. Uncle Paul will be missed.

Jenni VanderWeele

July 31, 2020

I'll always remember grandpa patiently teaching us grandkids how to fish. No matter how many times I got my line stuck in the trees or somewhere else in the lake, he would patiently help me get it back and show me how to cast better on the next attempt. He was a role model of patience, kindness, and perseverance and will be dearly missed. Love, Jenni

John Snyder

July 31, 2020

Dad loved to travel and sight-see, including around his native New England (this is him at Bar Harbor). His interest and curiosity--and willingness to share his knowledge and experiences--extended to all the natural world--plants, insects, rocks, fossils, reptiles, amphibians, you name it. He loved a lobster dinner--I'll always think of him whenever I have one.

Gerry Gariepy

July 31, 2020

I met Paul when our family moved back to Barre in the mid 1940's and we quickly became fast friends. (The Snyders invited me to stay with them so I could attend school when my sister got sick with scarlet fever and our house was quarantined.) All during high school Paul and I, also his brother Max and other friends spent a lot of time together. We spent weeks camping in various places, one time was during winter school vacation at East Barre Falls with below zero temperatures, another was a hiking trip to Mt. Katahdin in Maine.
Paul was always the leader, our "Big Brother." Leadership was an attribute he had all his life -- with us, in college, in business.
Max, Bob Glidden, Joe Sawtell, and I went to New jersey to be in Paul and Anna May's wedding. Forty years later many of us journeyed to the Poconos to celebrate their anniversary. Miles separated us geographically, but the friendship remained strong.
After Carole and I married, we visited them from time to time in New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and back in Barre when they came to visit. Paul organized two big canoe trips for us and Don and Ginny, one on the Allagash in Maine and another at the Delaware Water Gap -- great adventures, good times.
Whenever we were together, we had long discussions on a variety of subjects -- the oil industry, politics, world affairs. He was always stimulating to talk to, such a brilliant man. For seventy-five years, I was privileged to have Paul as a friend, a "best friend."
Love, Gerry

Donna DuBrink

July 30, 2020

Uncle Paul will truly be missed. I have fond memories of spending time with him and Aunt Anna May. He took me cross country skiing and on a horse drawn sleigh ride in the Poconos. He also took us on a hike to some pretty waterfalls. We were always invited to spend a day in Cape May with them during their annual visit, including my sister, Nancy, if she happened to be visiting me at the time. One time Uncle Paul pulled her out of the surf when she couldn't get out of the wave!
Mike was going to be President and Uncle Paul his Secretary of State. They were going to solve the problems of the world!
May he rest in peace.
Love,
Donna

Crystal Hartsough

July 30, 2020

I'll always remember him as the grandpa who was always first out into the river with his full fly-fishing gear on while we kids played on the shore. Every time we visited he reacquainted us with the great outdoors. So I'll try to carry his love of nature with me on every hike and every camping trip.
I also never knew he was born in March! I'm happy to know he was a pisces like me!

Joan Snyder

July 30, 2020

Mom and Dad enjoyed 66+ years of marriage! This is them celebrating their 66th. . .

Frank & Marcy Mollet

July 30, 2020

Sending out deepest sympathy Aunt Anna May
Uncle Paul was a wonderful man! Well never forget his kindness !!

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