Daniel Jackie “HoDan” Snyder

Daniel Jackie “HoDan” Snyder, 65, of New Bethlehem, passed away unexpectedly at his home late Tuesday afternoon, January 8, 2019, following a sudden illness.

Born July 27, 1953 in Brookville, he was a son of the late Jack and Louise Clemens Snyder.

He was a 1971 graduate of Redbank Valley High School. On August 5, 1978, Dan married the former Wendy Jo Shaffer, who survives.

He retired from Penn DOT in 2008 and has worked for Kemmer’s Greenhouse since that time.

Dan enjoyed playing the guitar and writing music. He produced a few CD’s and performed locally. He was an avid hunter and loved the outdoors and yard work.

Survivors include his wife, Wendy, and their two children, Cortney Ortz and her husband, Chad, of New Bethlehem and Graham Snyder and his fiancé, Britany Hoover, of Emlenton; four grandchildren, Aiden Ortz, Avery Ortz, Liam Snyder and Layden Snyder; one brother, Barry E. Snyder and his wife, Beth, of New Bethlehem, their children, Barry, Brian, and Brandi and their grandchildren, Jack, Kayla, Levi, Mackenzie, Nash, Oren, Meadow and Mazie.

Dan is also survived by numerous cousins, his mother-in-law, Rosalie Shaffer, and sister-in-law, Diana Neiswonger and her husband, Mark, all of New Bethlehem, their children, Bobbie Holmes and Shawn Silvis, and their grandson, Penn.

In addition to his parents, Dan was preceded in death by a son, Cory Jack Snyder; a granddaughter, Lilliauna Snyder; his Snyder and Clemens grandparents; father-in-law, Homer Shaffer; and grandma, Rosie Griffin.

Family and friends will be received from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday, January 11, 2019, at the Rupert Funeral Home and Cremation Service chapel, 233 Penn Street, New Bethlehem and from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 12, 2019, at the Grace Baptist Church, 607 Washington Street, New Bethlehem.

A memorial service will be held in the church at 11:00 a.m. Saturday with church pastor, Reverend Bob Ryver, officiating.

Memorial contributions may be given in the name of Daniel J. “HoDan” Snyder to the Redbank Valley Public Library, 720 Broad Street, New Bethlehem, PA 16242 or Orphans of the Storm Animal Shelter, 11878 State Route 85, Kittanning, PA 16201 or online at www.orphansofthestorm-pa.org.

Online condolences may be sent to Dan’s family at www.rupertfuneralhomes.com

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