Jean S. Snyder

Jean S. Snyder

November 2, 2011

            Jean S. Snyder, 90, a resident of Allied Skilled Nursing Center, formerly of the Dunmore Highrise, died early Wednesday morning in the Moses Taylor Hospital.  Her husband of 41 years was Harry H. Snyder who died in 2003.

            She was born in Scranton, daughter of the late John M and Mary Swartz Stone.  She was a graduate of the former Scranton Technical High School and the Hanneman Hospital School of Nursing.  She was a member of the Myrtle Street United Methodist Church.  After graduating from nursing school, she was employed in the nursing field at the Hanneman Hospital in Scranton, the Moses Taylor Hospital Long Term Facility, and the Lehigh Sacred Heart Hospital before retiring and relocating to St. Petersburg, Fl.  While living in Florida she volunteered at the local hospital. 

             Surviving are a son John Lutz and his wife Donna Czupil of Harrisburg; daughters Karen Bolcavage and her husband Raymond of Harford, Janet DeSarno and her husband William of Virginia and Rene Cullen and her husband Jim of Throop; a stepson Bruce Snyder and his wife Donna of East Stroudsburg; a brother James Stone of Norristown; a sister Sue Hoffman of Scranton; ten grandchildren; four great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

            She was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Black.

            Funeral services will be held Monday at 11am in the Vanston and James Funeral Home 1401 Ash St.

         Friends may call Monday morning from 9:30am until the time of service in the funeral home.

            Interment, Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst.

         Memorial contributions may be made to the Myrtle St. United Methodist Church 840 Harrison Avenue  Scranton, PA 18510

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    On bahalf of my brother and sisters, we are sorry to hear of this. Your mom and my mom were so much alike. As John said, these women were said to be the life of the party. They were the party! We can look back at the Stone clan and mention Les Sr., Les Jr. Aunt Maimie and Pop, the Swartz women, I remember Ucle Paul, Aunt Ester, Suzie’s dog Snookie. Your mom was another one of these immortals. Her spirit and love for life will forever live within those she touched. We can be proud of where we came from and of our family’s heritage. We are going to miss Jean. Harry can turn off the light. She finally went home. See you on Monday.

  2. Karen Lutz Bolcavage

    I remember all this to!!!

  3. Susan Stone

    I have many fond memories of Aunt Jean but my favourite by far is the great time I had visiting Uncle Harry and her in St. Petersburg. I am fortunate to be part of such a wonderful family!

  4. Rene'

    Rest In Peace Mom, I love you and I will miss you, I will remember you always….
    “It is a wonderful thing,
    A Mother;
    Other folks can love you,
    … But only your mother
    She works for you,
    Looks after you,
    Loves you, forgives you
    Anything you may do,
    And then the only thing
    Bad she ever does to you,
    Is to die and leave you.

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