Marlene J. Snyder, 89, formerly of Adams, New York, passed away on November 28, 2022, at The Highlands Living Center, Pittsford, New York.
Born August 26, 1933, in Watertown, New York, she was the daughter of Clarence and Alice Murray. She graduated from Brownville High School in 1950 and then from the Watertown School of Commerce. Upon graduation, she worked at the Watertown National Bank and for attorney Howard Ledden.
She married William A. Snyder on July 25, 1953, at the Church of the Redeemer in Watertown. They enjoyed nearly 55 years together until his passing in 2008.
She and her husband owned C. N. Snyder & Sons, a farm equipment dealership, where she worked as a bookkeeper. Later, she was employed at Jo Ann Fabrics for many years until her retirement.
Marlene was an active member of Emmanuel Episcopal Church, serving in many capacities through the years. She and a very dedicated group of ladies formed a women’s group that worked tirelessly every year to prepare for Emmanuel’s annual Christmas bazaar. Marlene was a devoted wife, mother, and friend. She loved hosting her annual 4th of July and Labor Day picnics for friends and family. Marlene had several talents but was known to many as an excellent seamstress. Her skill level was evident in the beautiful wedding dresses she created for her daughters and her daughter-in-law.
Surviving her are two daughters and their husbands, Ellen and James Yeargin, Elaine and Dennis Buchovecky, and a son and his wife, William and Hollie Snyder, seven grandchildren; John, Katharine, and Benjamin Yeargin, Matthew, Nicholas, and Megan Buchovecky, and Erin Snyder.
She was predeceased by her husband William, her brother Richard Murray and her sister Brenda May.
A memorial service will take place at 11:00 am on Saturday, June 3rd at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Adams, New York. Donations may be made in her memory to Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 40 East Church Street, Adams, New York.
My condolences to Marlene’s family. She worked for me at JoAnn’s. She was the unofficial notions specialist because she knew everything there was to know about the whole notions department. I relied on her vast expertise every week and trusted her more than anyone to stock new notions shipments. Customers relied on her expertise as well. She was a wonderful women, so kind and loved her family so much, especially her grandchildren. I thoroughly enjoyed her, am very fortunate to have known her.