Norman Snyder, lifetime resident of Niagara Falls, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. He was 71. He was born in Niagara Falls on April 5, 1942, a son of the late Norman and Margaret (Crawley) Snyder.
He attended local schools including Military Road School. After school he worked as a mechanic at Western Transmission on Hyde Park Boulevard and then at N.F. International Airport until his retirement in 1998. Mr. Snyder was a classic car and motorcycle enthusiast and was an avid supporter of local businesses and coffee shops, especially Justin Tyme.
He is survived by three children, JoAnn Lanich, Elizabeth (Dave) Rice and Alexander J. (Michele) Snyder; five siblings, Florence (Lewis) D'Antuono, Katherine (Mark) Concialdi, and Deborah, Helen and Edward Snyder. Mr. Snyder was the loving Papa of seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; and also had many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two brothers, Robert Snyder and Richard Snyder (2012).
Friends may call at the LANE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 8622 Buffalo Ave. on Tuesday from 1-4 PM and 6-8 PM where funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 10 AM. Burial will be in N.F. Memorial Park Cemetery in the Town of Lewiston. Donations may be made in Mr. Snyder's name to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312. The family of Mr. Snyder would like to thank the staff at Schoellkopf Health Care Facility for their wonderful care.