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Norman Snyder

August 27, 1935 — February 28, 2023

Philadelphia, PA

Norman Snyder


Norman Snyder, 87 of Philadelphia, PA  

August 1935 - February 28, 2023. Norman passed away after his brave battle with pancreatic cancer, surrounded by his family. Norman is survived by his daughter Michelle Snyder, his son-in-law Martin Diguglielmo, Christy Beck, and a great group of friends he ate breakfast with everyday for years. 

Norman was in the Army for six years where he was able to see the world. He went to West Chester University and then Temple University for his Master's in Education, where he met his wife of 59 years Carol L. Snyder. They enjoyed an amazing life together spending time with Michelle, going down the shore, seeing concerts, and having great dinners.

Norman always stressed the importance of a good work ethic, and was most proud of his teaching career. He was a history teacher at Penn Wood West Junior High School. He taught for 35 years, teaching generations of kids. In addition to his teaching career, he also worked at Sears for 60 years, where he hired and trained hundreds of people.Everywhere Dad went someone would stop him and say, “Mr. Snyder, thank you for hiring me and members of my family.” Or, “You were the best teacher for me and for my kids.” They would say to me how lucky I was to have him for a dad. I would always say, “I am, and thank you.” He was an amazing person who touched so many lives. He was kind, smart, funny, and truly the best person and Dad. When I was a kid, I used to walk hand in hand with my Dad and proudly tell strangers "That's my Daddy." I am still so proud to tell everyone how lucky I am to have had him as my Dad.

Dad was also known for his amazing stories. If you were lucky enough to hear one you always knew they would be at least 45 minutes long and they were always worth it. His stories and advice were often hilarious or important life lessons. The most important lesson for him was to always enjoy the little things in life.

Contributions in his memory may be made to Penn Medicine Hospice.

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