Kathy J. Snyder

| April 20, 2019

Kathy J. Snyder, beloved wife of Michael D. Snyder, passed away peacefully the morning of April 10, 2019, in Mount Pleasant, SC, after a brave and noble battle.

Kathy was born on October 19, 1948 in Kansas City, Missouri to Nell and C.D. Simonson, the seventh daughter of eight children. The family moved to Fort Worth, Texas when Kathy was five. She grew up in Fort Worth and attended Nolan Catholic High School, where she also met and dated her future husband, Michael. Kathy also later attended college in Forth Worth, where she studied nursing. Following school, Kathy worked as a medical lab technician and phlebotomist.

Kathy and Michael were married on November 30th, 1973, and later had two children, Paul Michael Snyder and Tracey Ann (Snyder) Cangelosi.

Kathy and her family moved to Franklin, PA in 1987, where Kathy continued as a dedicated mother and homemaker. Kathy later earned her real estate license, and also worked as an independent real estate title abstractor at the Venango County Courthouse, providing services for several local attorneys. Kathy was a member of various local organizations, including; The Monday Club, The Wednesday Club, Wanango and The Franklin Club. She also performed volunteer work at St. Patrick’s Catholic School.

Kathy’s friendly smile, always sparkling blue eyes, and wry sense of humor, endeared her to all the friends that she made in her professional and private life. Kathy enjoyed long walks on the local bike trails, and was an avid reader, as she enjoyed reading her way through the cold winter months. More than anything, Kathy loved spending time with her four beautiful and handsome “grandbabies”.

Upon their retirement in 2015, Kathy and Michael followed the sun and moved to Mount Pleasant, SC where they shared and enjoyed countless hours walking the beautiful beaches together.

Kathy is survived by her husband Michael, her son Paul (Mackenzie) Snyder, their four children, her “grandbabies”, Myla Francis, Brenton Alan, Odessa Katherine, and Kensington Beatrice of Willoughby Hills, OH, and her daughter Tracey (Trevor) Cangelosi, of Mount Pleasant, SC. Kathy is also survived by her brother Dr. Robert ‘Bob’ Simonson, and five sisters; Carol Aldridge, Gloria Riley, Sharon Miller, Sheila Gilligan, Pam Hubbard, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents and her sister Sandy Miles.

Service details are currently pending. Please visit the McAlister-Smith website for updated information.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Kathy’s memory, may be sent to St. Patrick’s Catholic School in Franklin, PA. (https://stpatrickfranklin.weshareonline.org/ws/opportunities/MemorialsorHonoraiums
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