Herman Snyder

Herman Snyder


SNYDER: Herman Snyder, on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, at age 98. Beloved father of Jean Snyder and Thalia, aka Thelma Snyder of Pittsburgh and Charles Snyder of Cabot, Arkansas. Adoring grandfather of Julia Howard (Tim) and Michael Liang (Yu-San Cheng), and Oliver Snyder, all of Pittsburgh. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Anna. Born January 1, 1921 in a small town in Poland, near what is now Vilnius, Lithuania, Herman survived the Holocaust and immigrated to America in 1949. He became a home builder in Pittsburgh where he made a safe loving home for his family as well as many other families. He enjoyed meeting up with his friends at the JCC regularly. He promoted social justice, speaking at an anti-genocide rally in Lafayette Park, across the street from the White House. He sang songs, recited Russian poetry and told his remarkable story of survival to anyone who cared to listen. He spoke 7 languages. Music and poetry lifted his heart and spirit. Services were held on Friday, September 13 at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. Internment followed at B’Nai Israel Cemetery, Greensburg. Remembrances may be made to a charity of your choice.

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