Lester Snyder of Hackettstown, New Jersey passed away on September 10, 2022 with his beloved wife Joy holding his hand as he left this world.
Les was born on November 29, 1930 in Port Murray, New Jersey the son of Minnie and Wesley Snyder and spent his entire life living and working in the Hackettstown area.
He is survived by his loving wife of 32 years “Joy” Mildred Snyder, one brother, Robert Snyder, also his son, Lester A. Snyder and his wife Sue, daughter, Sandra O’Brien and her husband Ray, two stepchildren, Dawn E. Croft and her husband Paul and Daniel Roorda, grandchildren, Joshua Jarrell, Paul Snyder, Rebecca Stone, Sara Stone and Emily Stone and several step grandchildren, also great grandchildren, Carson and Fiona Busch, Eleanor Stone, Madison and Kennedy Jarrell.
Les is predeased by his parents, Wesley and Minnie Snyder, his former wife and mother of his children, Barbara Snyder and brothers, John Snyder, Richard Snyder, sisters, Eva Dorcas, Helen Kowalick and Dorothy Frankenfield.
Les is a retired Police Officer for the Town of Hackettstown and also worked for the Warren County Sheriff’s Department in Belvidere as an Undersheriff. Les was always contributing his entire life to others. He is a former Grand Master for the NJ Masons and also a former Member of the Masonic Grand Staff for the State of New Jersey, Board member for the American Legion Post 164 in Hackettstown, and also Member of the Tin Can Sailors and VFW. He was the oldest Volunteer Fireman in Hackettstown and also one of the first inductees into the Hackettstown Senior Hall of Fame in the early 1990’s, for all of his volunteer work in the Hackettstown Community over the years. He served in the US Navy during the Korean Conflict being honorably discharged in 1955.
Over the years of their marriage, Les and Joy had the opportunity to travel to just about every state in the U.S. While attending all of his Navy reunions. They also were able to travel to Ireland, Bermuda and Hawaii as well.
Lester wore many hats in his lifetime but the most mentionable would be his role as a Police Officer for his town, his love of family and his great personality. He loved everyone and everyone loved Les.
A visitation will take place on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840.
A funeral service will take place on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at 11:00 am at the funeral home, with Paster Jisun Nam officiating.
Burial will be at Pequest Union Cemetery in Great Meadows, NJ following the service.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the New Jersey Firemans Home, 565 Lathrop Avenue, Boonton, NJ 07005 in memory of Les.