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April 29, 2016 - 12:23pm

Norman J. Snyder

posted by T.J. Woodward.

snyder.jpg Norman J. Snyder, 78, of Alexander passed away at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester on April 28, 2016 due to complications resulting from a fall at his Alexander farm.  He was born on May 14, 1937 in Crittenden, NY to the late Casper “Jim” and Josephine (Hendricks) Snyder.  In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his wife Elsie M. Snyder; a brother David Snyder and a great grandson Damien Ortner.

Norman graduated from Alexander High School in 1955, he then attended Morrisville College majoring in their Agriculture Program. After college he married the love of his life, Elsie Marie Spring on August 23, 1958.  He was a farmer for over 50 years, a supervisor at Lapp Insulator in LeRoy for 15 years, worked for the former Salways Hardware in Batavia, Buffalo Crushed Stone and Alexander Central Schools.  Norm lost his right arm in a farming accident in 1978, but managed to overcome many obstacles and continued to farm.  He will be remembered for many things; his love for John Deere tractors and being in the fields, “top of the hill, Where God was”, his love of all animals especially his cows, chickens, pigs, sheep, cats and horses, always hiding treats in his pocket for them.  He loved old county music, Hank Williams and Crystal Gayle.  Always smiled and had a story to tell and believed a handshake was his word, but his “little piece of Heaven” was watching his grand children and great grandchildren play.

He is survived by a his daughter; Teresa (James) Wright of Darien Center; step daughter Shirley (the late William) Relyea; brothers Edward (Linda) Snyder of East Bethany, Joseph Snyder and James (Rae) Snyder both of Alexander; sisters Joanne (the late Joseph) Mazur of Attica and Kathleen (the late Charles) Hephner of Alexander; 6 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to call on Monday May 2, 2016 from 3:00-7:00PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC.  135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011. An 11:00AM Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday the 3rd at the Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alexander Fire Department PO Box 336 Alexander, NY 14005 or Mercy Flight www.mercyflight.org.  For more information please call 585-591-1212 or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011.

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