Pearl SNYDER

Obituary of Pearl SNYDER

Pearl I. SNYDER, 82, of Genesee, PA, died Tuesday, October 31, 2017 in her home. 

Born May 8, 1935, in Westfield, PA, she was the daughter of Ernest and Ruth Williamson Benson. 

On May 30, 1952, in Harrison Valley, PA, she married William J. “Bill” Snyder, who predeceased her on April 17, 2011. 

A graduate of cosmetology school in Olean, she worked as a hairdresser in Wellsville, NY.  She was later employed by First Citizens National Bank in Genesee, Citizens & Northern Bank in Elkland and Knoxville, and Commonwealth Bank in Lawrenceville. 

Pearl was a 50-year member of the Genesee United Methodist Church, where she served as a Sunday school teacher for many years, and a member of the Gold Church for the last 15 years. 

Surviving are:  four children, Debbie (Tim) Freeman of Ulysses, Sandy (Chuck) Symonds of Elkland, Terry (Kim) Snyder of Genesee, and Edie Jo (Bernie) Seligman of Genesee;  five grandchildren, Chad (Beverly) Freeman, Troy (Mary Jane) Freeman, Shelle (Ben) Lee, Jami Doan, and Abby (Ward) Slocum;  13 great-grandchildren;  a brother, Hervey (Diane) Benson of Middlebury Center;  nieces, nephews, and cousins.  In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a brother, William H. Benson;  and three sisters, Jean Lese, Emma Simmons Whitney, and Ruth Giantomasi. 

Friends may call Friday, November 3, 2017 from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 PM at the Gold Church, 2402 SR 49 W, Ulysses, PA, where Funeral Services will be held on Saturday at 11:00 AM.  The Rev. Frank Mickle, Pastor, will officiate.  Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery. 

Memorials may be made to Gold Church, 2402 SR 49 W, Ulysses, PA 16948, Genesee Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 9, Genesee, PA 16923, or Potter County Hospice, c/o Cole Memorial Hospital, 1001 E. Second St., Coudersport, PA 16915. 

Arrangements are entrusted to Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. 

Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfuneralhome.com.