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James Henry Snyder

June 24, 1943 ~ December 8, 2017 (age 74)
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James H. Snyder


James (Jim) Henry Snyder, 74, of Elizabethtown, passed away peacefully in his sleep at the Lebanon VA Medical Center on Friday, December 8, 2017. Born in Elizabethtown, he was the son of the late Orville and Anna Mae (Brosey) Snyder-Risser.

Jim served four years in the United States Navy working in maintenance aboard ships plus security forces in Japan. He shortly worked as a welder at Fruehauf in Middletown.  He continued his maintenance career with Armstrong Ceiling for 40 years. After retirement, he worked part time at Manheim Auto Auction in Manheim and Enterprise Rental Company at Harrisburg International Airport.  He was loved very much by his family and friends.  He was a member of American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW).  He was an avid deer hunter and enjoyed racing, riding atvs, playing cards and dominoes with his family and friends.  In the wintertime, he enjoyed plowing snow, doing donuts in the snow with his vehicles.

He is survived by his daughter, Jodie Young (Travis), granddaughter Avery Young of Georgia, step daughter Denise Shank of Elizabethtown, step granddaughter Janelle Shank of Millersville, brother Ed Snyder (Sylvia) of Lancaster, two sisters Marian Newhouse (Robert) of Harrisburg, and Jeannie Snyder of Florida, three nephews and six nieces. He was preceded in death by his infant son and nephew Michael Snyder.

All are welcome to join the family in a Celebration of Life on Saturday, December 16, from 1-3 pm at Country Meadows Restaurant, Elizabethtown. Burial will be private at Good’s Mennonite Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Miller-Finkenbinder Funeral Home & Crematory, 130 N. Market St., Elizabethtown, PA 17022 717-367-1543. 

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Lebanon VA Hospice and mailed to Lebanon VA Medical Center, Attn: Karen Steward, 1700 Lincoln Ave, Building 1, 4th Floor, Lebanon, PA 17042 or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at

Charitable donations may be made to:

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-822-6344

Lebanon VA Hospice
ATTN: Karen Steward 1700 Lincoln Ave., Building 1, 4th Floor, Lebanon PA 17042

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