Farming Rural 13


Randall "Randy" Snyder

January 30, 1958 ~ June 27, 2019 (age 61)
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Randall “Randy” Owen Snyder, 61 of Harrisville, passed away June 27, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family after a 9-month batter with Leukemia.  He was born in Grove City PA on January 30, 1958 to the late Victor R. Snyder Jr. and Mary Louise Owen Snyder.

Randy graduated from Slippery Rock High School and worked at General Electric, Grove City, PA, retiring in June of 2018 after 30 plus years.  He formerly worked at AGR in Butler PA.

Randy was a simple man with simple tastes.  He was an avid reader.  He liked tinkering on his tractor, his automobiles and around his house.  He coached his son’s Marion Township Little League baseball team, the West Sunbury Pony League team and Moniteau Youth Football.  He also cheered on his son at the Moniteau High School football games and cheered for his daughter during her dancing and cheerleading years. 

He enjoyed watching the Steelers, but his love was with the Pirates.  He and his daughter enjoyed a Dad-Daughter Game at PNC Park at least once a year.  He like small stream trout fishing, fly fishing, hunting deer, working in his garden and removing pesky beavers from his pond. 

Randy is survived by his wife Carole Jean (Martin) Snyder of Harrisville, his daughter Morgan Jean Snyder (Eric Rodriguez) of Pittsburgh, his son Dylan (Michele) Snyder of Southaven, MS and the light of his life his granddaughter Olivia “Liv” Jean Snyder. 

Also surviving are his sisters Sherry (Herb) Carlson of Slippery Rock, Pamela (Curt) Watson of Boyers, and Karen (Jim) Anderson of Slippery Rock; his brothers Gary (Sandy) Snyder and Ronald Snyder both of Harrisville.  He is also survived by his aunts and uncles, many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

He preceded in death by his parents, his mother and father in law Bob and Arline Martin, his sister in law Janice, his brother Jeffrey Snyder, and niece Ashley Anderson.

The Snyder family would like to thank the staff on 7 main and 7 west at Shady Side Hospital along with the visiting nurses of Venango County and the staff at Hillman Cancer Center.  Special thanks to Dr. James Rosetti and his staff.  In lieu of flowers please donate blood. 

The family will welcome friends at Jamison McKinley Funeral Home, 117 North Main Street, Harrisville PA on Monday, July 1, 2019 from 1:00 pm till 4:00 pm.  Funeral services will take place at the funeral home at 4:00 pm with Pastor Jim Lewis officiating.

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