Born Sept. 20, 1939 in Estella, Pa., John Wesley Snyder Jr., “Buzz” to family and friends, was a son of the late John W. Snyder and Marjorie (Boyles) Martin. He was a graduate of Montoursville High School, class of 1956. On June 16, 1976, John married the former Bonnie Jean Graybill in Williamsport, Pa. Together they shared 42 loving years.
“Big John” enjoyed his career as a machinist and was employed at Textron Lycoming for many years until retiring in 2001. Following employment, he worked at Sam's Club as a door greeter. He appreciated woodworking, bowling, playing darts watching westerns and sports on TV; especially his favorite, the “New York Yankees." He was a member of Friends Church of Hughesville.
He was predeceased by two children, John and Kimberly Steele, five siblings, Wanda Weaver, Beverly Sechler, Robert, George and Daniel Snyder.
In keeping with John’s wishes, services are to be private. The Pepper Funeral Home & Cremation Facility in Canton is assisting with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, consider a donation in John’s name to American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St. Williamsport, Pa. 17701 or UPMC Susquehanna Hospice, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, Pa. 17701. Share condolences at www.pepperfuneralhomes.com