Gerred J. Snyder

4 “One thing have I desired of the LORD; that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD and to inquire in His temple.”

Gerred J. Snyder, 90, of Angola, NY, died at home surrounded by his family on Monday, February 10, 2014. He leaves a legacy of great love.

Gerred served under US Army General George Pat-ton in WWII. He was awarded an EAMET Campaign Medal with 5 Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart after serving in Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes and Central Europe.

Loving husband of deceased Margaret M. (2012); father of Connie (Anthony) Pingitore of Sinclairville and G. Gary (Christine Buczak) Snyder of San Bernardino, CA; grandchildren, Anthony M. (Sherri Nordwall) Pingitore of Mansfield, OH, Christo-pher (Paige Andersen) Pingitore of Yarmouth, ME, Catherine (David R.) Heath of Stockton, Andrew (Jennifer Chamberlin) Pingitore of Cassadaga, Jeromy J. (Allison) Snyder, Justin Snyder and Jennifer Snyder Ray, all of San Bernardino; and great-grandchildren: Rachel Pingitore West (Brandyn), San Diego, CA; 1st Lt. Sarah Pingitore Fielder (Travis), El Paso, TX; Spc. Anthony S. Pingitore (Molly), Parksville, TN; Ian Pingitore, Mans-field; Brittany Pingitore (Ryan) Ferrell, Burlington, VT and Nathan Pingitore, Yarmouth; David B. and Margaret Heath (Margie Jr.), Stockton; Madeleine Pingitore, Avon, NY; Andrew T., Abigail and Max Pingitore, Cassadaga; Souixzie, Ethan, Collin and Sophia Snyder, Jason and Sadie Jo Ray all of San Bernardino; great-great grandchildren, Morgan Pingitore, El Paso TX; Annabelle Ferrell, Burlington VT; many nieces and nephews, cousin Esther Stuck Rowe, Selinsgrove, PA and brother George Snyder, Sunbury, PA.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George Snyder and Ethel Snyder Musselman, brother Wilson Snyder, and a sister Phyllis Snyder Wilson.

Visitation will be held at Addison Funeral Home, Main Street, Angola, NY, today February 14, from 1-3 and 6-8 PM with the funeral service at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Gold Street, Evans Center, NY, 11 AM Saturday, February 15. Interment with Military Honors will follow in Forest Avenue Cemetery.

Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to either Hospice Buffalo or St. John’s Lutheran Church. Condolences online at

13 “I would have fainted, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. 14 Wait on the LORD; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen thine heart. Wait, I say, on the LORD!” Psalm 27: 4; 13-14.