Earl J. "Red" Snyder Jr., of Montgomery, passed away on Jan. 25, 2014, at his home.
Born June 28, 1930, in Williamsport, he was the son of Earl J. Sr. and Beatrice (Moyer).
He was preceded in death by his wife, Marlene (Snavely), of 43 years in June of 2005; his father; his mother; and a brother, Lawrence.
He was a member of the New Hope United Methodist Church and family worship center in Williamsport, and visited Delaware Run Wesleyan Church.
Earl enlisted in the U.S. Army and served four years with the 28th Division, stationed in Germany during World War II. He was a life member of VFW Post 7863 in DuBoistown and American Legion Post 284 in Avis.
A truck driver, he retired from Arrow Carrier in 1987 after 30 years. He was a member of Teamsters Union 764.
HE WAS AN AVID BIKER! He rode motorcycles nearly all his adult life, covering 60+ years. He was a life member of Susquehanna Valley Big Twins, Woolrich; Susquehanna Motorcycle Club, Milton; A.B.A.T.E. of PA, Bald Eagle Mountain Chapter; American Motor Association; Lycoming Motorcycle Club, Williamsport; and National Harley Owners Group.
Earl leaves behind two daughters, Sharon Koser-Lewis (Kay), of Milton; Karen M. Jacobs (Robert), of Muncy; four sons, Steve P, of Allenwood, Earl J. "Butch" (Angela), of Millville, Mark E., of Danville, Randy A., of Cogan Station; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; one aunt, Clarissa Holcomb, of Roaring Branch; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Earl instilled many things in his children: the love of motorcycles, camping, spending time with family and the value of hard work. He was an advocate of bikers' rights. He was passionate with fundraising for organizations involving children or making life easier for others. Over the past few years he grew a deeper relationship with the Lord and was eager to meet his Savior.
Family will receive friends for a visitation on Thursday January 30, 2014 from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at James C. Maneval Funeral Home, Ltd., "A Life Celebration Home," 500 W. Fourth St., Williamsport, followed by a funeral service at 1:30 p.m. with pastor Michael Reece officiating. There will be a procession to Twin Hills Memorial Park with a military honor guard service.
In lieu of flowers, Earl and his family request contributions in Earl's memory be made to: Geisinger Children's Miracle Network, 100 N. Academy Ave., Danville, PA 17822; or to the Bald Eagle Mountain A.B.A.T.E., 444 Hartman Road, Muncy, PA 17756 or Susquehanna Valley Big Twins, 84 Harley Drive, Lock Haven, PA 17745.
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