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February 18, 2018

William E. Snyder – Bentleyville

William E. Snyder, 91, of Bentleyville, passed away Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, in his home. He was born Nov. 13, 1926, in Bentleyville, a son of the late Ernest E. and Edna Greenlee Snyder. William was a 1944 graduate of Bentleyville High School. He was employed by West Penn Power in Charleroi as a linesman for 41 years, retiring in 1987. Mr. Snyder was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps serving as a sergeant in the Pacific Theatre of Operations. He served in the Philippines, Letye, Guam, and Saipan. For his service he was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, Asiatic Pacific Theatre ribbon and the World War II Victory Medal. He was a lifelong member of the Bentleyville United Methodist Church, a charter member of the Bentleyville Fireman’s Band which formed in 1938, and a former member of American Legion Post No. 165 Bentleyville. He enjoyed the outdoors, gardening, helping out on the family farm and sports, especially Penn State. Mr. Snyder was the husband of Janet E. Snyder who died Jan. 9, 2006. Surviving are, a daughter, Cynthia Hazuga (Gary) of Bentleyville; a son, David E. Snyder of Monroe, N.C.; a brother, Harold Snyder (Marian) of Jacksonville, Fla.; a sister, Shirley Nicholl (Val) of Eighty Four; five grandchildren, Destanee Hazuga, Dylan Tylus, Louis Urcho, Cody and Leigha Snyder; four great-grandchildren, Riley, Cole, Chase and Decker Tylus; and several nieces and nephews. Deceased in addition to his wife and parents, is a daughter, Debra L. Urcho. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at GREENLEE FUNERAL HOME 619 Main St., Bentleyville, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, with the Rev. Barbara Bailey officiating. Interment will follow in Beallsville Cemetery. Full Military Honors will be accorded by the U.S. Army and American Legion Post No. 165 of Bentleyville. In lieu of flowers visitors are encouraged to bring a toy to be donated to Toys for Tots. Online guestbook and personal condolences may be accessed at