The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

December 3, 2013

Lee B. Snyder, 86, Glassboro, N.J.


The Daily Item

— GLASSBORO, N.J. — Lee B. Snyder, 86, better known as “Chub,” of Glassboro, passed away Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, at home surrounded by his family.

He was born in Hummels Wharf, Pa., a son of the late Lee Sr. and Anna Snyder. He was predeceased by his wife, June, in 2005, and sister, Betty Currington, of Clayton.

He proudly served his country during World War II as a T3 staff sergeant in Germany from 1944 to 1945.

Chub worked as an ink formulator for Owens-Illinois of Glassboro for 37 years. Before moving to Glassboro in 1953, he worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad from 1943 to 1944.

Chub was happiest when he was puttering in his workshop and in the yard among his azaleas, mowing the lawn at Manahath Cemetery or using his metal detector on the beaches of Ocean City, N.J. He was a dedicated family man, avid outdoorsman and animal lover. He was everybody’s handyman. Despite his quiet nature, his sense of humor continued to delight family and friends until his death.

He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Shelley and Stephen Petrozza, of Glassboro; grandchildren, Kyle Petrozza, of New York City, and Bethany Castro and husband Juan, of Austin, Texas; great-grandson, Jonathan Lee Castro; sister, Ruth Garrett, of Sunbury, Pa.; and many nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday in the Mathis Funeral Home, 43 N. Delsea Drive, Glassboro, followed by the funeral at 11.

Burial will follow in Manahath Cemetery, Glassboro.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Samaritan Healthcare and Hospice, 5 Eves Drive, Suite 300, Marlton, NJ 08053, or Cancer Research Institute, One Exchange Plaza, 55 Broadway, Suite 1802, New York, NY 10006.