William E. Snyder William E. Snyder

William E. Snyder 83, of Allentown, passed away September 13, 2016 in the Lehigh Center, Macungie. He was the husband of Rosemarie R. (Rothdeutsch) Snyder. They were married for 57 years in June. Born in Kuhnsville, he was the son of the late Irvin and Margaret (Dilts) Snyder. “Bones” graduated from Allentown High School and was co-captain of the 1951 PA State Championship Basketball team. At Gettysburg College he continued his standout basketball career, establishing eight school records before graduating in 1955. After college he served in the U. S. Army during the Korean War. Bill then became an educator, teaching science and physical education in the Allentown and Emmaus School Districts for over 30 years. During his teaching career he continued his love of basketball, coaching the 1986 Emmaus Green Hornets to their first District 11 Championship in school history. Always generous and kind, his easygoing and humorous personality made everyone he met feel at ease. A more genuine man would be hard to find. Bill enjoyed “The Honeymooners” trivia, sports of all kinds, and playing cards with his dear friends.

Survivors: Wife, Sons: Keith W. Snyder and his wife Deborah and William F. Snyder and his wife Marianne both of Allentown, Brothers James Snyder of Salisbury, NC and Irvin Snyder of Allentown, Grandchildren: Christine, Jillian and Gabrielle and a Great-Granddaughter: Avaley. He was preceded in death by Brother: Roland and Sister: Margaret.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, September 19, 2016 at 2 P.M. in the J.S. Burkholder Funeral Home 16th and Hamilton Sts. Allentown. A calling hour will be held on Monday, from 1 P.M. to 2 P.M. at the funeral home.

Contributions: Wounded Warriors Family Support, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256.

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