Leonard N. Snyder Obituary – Bucks County Courier Times

Leonard N. Snyder died on June 8, 2022 at Freedom Village in Brandywine in Chester County, Pennsylvania. Born April 8, 1927 in Philadelphia, PA, he was the husband of his beloved wife and best friend, Danielle J. (Evans) Snyder. Son of the late W. Leonard Snyder and Margaret N. Snyder (Smith).

Mr. Snyder retired as Executive Director of the Grundy Foundation, Bristol, Pennsylvania. He continued as a Trustee of the Foundation after his retirement and served the Foundation for over 40 years. During his tenure, he was actively involved in early revitalization projects for the borough of Bristol. This included but was not limited to rebuilding the Mill Street Car Park, Grundy Ice Rink, rebuilding Bristol Rail Station, Grundy Towers (Pond St.), building tennis courts with lights on Jefferson Avenue and the removal of the Spur-Track freight rail line, which is now a promenade used daily by students and others. The project that gave him the greatest sense of accomplishment was closing the X-rated theater and replacing it with the award-winning Bristol Riverside Theatre.

Leonard Snyder was also a retired director of the First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Bucks County for over thirty years (he always thought that name should have been shortened).

Mr. Snyder was an active member of several Rotary clubs, including Levittown Fairless Hills (president), Ocean City, NJ, and the Rotary Club of Bristol (president). He had over 50 years of perfect and continuous attendance. He was also active at the district level serving the Gundaker Foundation for seven years, including one year as President. Leonard was a member of St John’s Lutheran Church in Morrisville, Pennsylvania and also served on the Bristol Levittown Advisory Council of the Salvation Army and as Council Alderman.

Mr. Snyder served in the US Navy in World War II and was a deep sea diver. Yes, he wore one of those big copper and brass helmets and lead shoes. While he rarely spoke of his time in the military, he was immensely proud to serve the country he loved.

Leonard adored his wife Danielle and shared 44 years of marriage with her. He asked that we mention her again because he felt she deserved extra recognition for putting up with him all these years. They were truly a match made in heaven.

Mr. Snyder is survived by his three children, Keith N. Snyder (Michelle), Kimberly D. Snyder-Petrondi (Thomas) and Craig R. Snyder (Rebecca); Grandchildren Karla Snyder Risan, Ryan Snyder (Lacey), Mark Snyder, Alex Snyder, Brett Snyder, Sara Petrondi, Ashley Snyder, Grant Snyder and 5 great-grandchildren; mother-in-law, Irene Evans; brothers-in-law Daniel (Eileen), David and Douglas (Jane) Evans; Nieces and nephews, Stephen, Chris and Ashley Zoeller, David and Jon Evans, Katherine Dempsey and Daniel Evans, and Leonard P. Snyder, all of whom he loved dearly. He was predeceased by his brother, Jay P. Snyder, his stepfather, Daniel Evans, and his sister-in-law, Denise Evans Zoeller.

Family and friends are invited to the celebration of Leonard’s life on Wednesday, June 22, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Dunn-Givnish Funeral Home, 378 South Bellevue Avenue, Langhorne, PA 19047. His memorial service will follow immediately thereafter at 12:30 p.m. .

Interment at Washington Crossing National Cemetery, 830 Highland Road, Newtown, PA 18940. His service, with full military honors, will begin at 2:30 p.m. sharp.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Bristol Riverside Theater Endowment Fund 120 Radcliffe Street Bristol, PA 19007 or The Salvation Army, 215 Appletree Drive, Levittown, PA 19055.

Posted on June 16, 2022

Posted in Bucks County Courier Times

service information

Visitation

Dunn-Givnish Funeral Home, 378 South Bellevue Avenue, Langhorne, PA 19047

June 22, 2022 at 11:00 – 12:30

Memorial service

Interment at Washington Crossing National Cemetery, 830 Highland Road, Newtown, PA 18940. His service, with full military honors, will begin at 2:30 p.m. sharp.

June 22, 2022 at 12:30 p.m.

burial

Washington Crossing National Cemetery, 830 Highland Road, Newtown, PA 18940

June 22, 2022 at 2:30 PM

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