Steve Snyder, 98, of Monaca, passed away Monday, November 30, 2020 at Heritage
Valley Hospital, Brighton Twp. from complications of Covid-19.
Born March 14,1922, in Colona (Monaca), Steve graduated from Monaca High School
and entered the Civilian Conservation Corp. He proudly served his country during World
War II as a mortar gunner with the 83rd Chemical Mortar Battalion, U.S. Army. He
participated in several campaigns including North Africa, Sicily, Italy, Southern France,
Vosges Forest, and Bavaria in Southern Germany. Steve spent many hours with his
sons and grandchildren sharing his experiences during his service. He proudly wore a
World War II Veteran hat and was always honored to be thanked for defending our
country. He was a retired employee of Nova Chemical and a lifelong member of St.
John the Baptist Parish in Monaca.
Steve was a son of the late John and Rose (Bert) Snyder. Steve and his wife Betty
(Celich) married in 1946 and enjoyed 73 loving years together prior to her passing in
May 2020. Steve was the last surviving son of John and Rose, with brothers James
(Veronica), Philip (Marie), Joseph (Kate), Peter (Mitzie), Paul (Jenny), George, Michael,
John, and Frank passing before him. Two sisters, Mary and Ann, passed away during
the 1918 Spanish Flu epidemic.
Steve was blessed with a green thumb and always shared the fruits of his labors
including tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, lettuce and beans with family and friends.
Steve was also an avid trout fisherman, spending countless hours with family members
at various lakes and fishing holes. Steve and Betty, both musicians, were former
members of the Valovi and Sveti Nikola Croatian tamburitza groups. Over the years they
traveled and performed the music of their heritage throughout the US and Canada.
Steve is survived by sons Thomas S. and wife Patrice B. of Oak Ridge TN and Stephen
and Mary Kay of Brighton Twp.; grandchildren Kathleen R. and Abigail C. Snyder;
Stephanie (Jonathan), Christine (Corey) and Matthew (Jana) Snyder; great grandson,
Luke, and soon to be born great granddaughter Baby Girl Snyder. He is also survived
by sisters-in-law Millie (Frank), Millie (John), Betty (Michael), and many nieces and
Friends will be received on Thursday, December 3, 2020 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm with a blessing service at 3:00 pm in Simpson Funeral and Cremation Services, 1119 Washington Avenue, Monaca followed by a private family only interment with full military honors on Friday, December 4, 2020 in St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery, Monaca.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions wearing a mask and social distancing is requested.
The family would like to publicly thank Steve’s niece, Karen for the countless hours she spent providing care to Steve during the recent months. They would also like to thank the caregivers of ANOVA and the medical staff of Heritage Valley, Beaver.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wounded Warrior Project at
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