Nancy J. Snyder, Sunday School Teacher for over forty years.
Nancy J. Snyder of Cranford and Normandy Beach passed away at home on Sunday April 17, 2016. Visitation and burial will be private. A memorial service, and Life Celebration will be 11:30 am Thursday April 21, 2016 at the Snyder Chapel of the First Presbyterian Church, 11 Springfield Avenue, Cranford. Arrangements by Gray Memorial Funeral Home, Cranford.
Nancy was born on June 11, 1930 and raised in Sayreville, NJ. Graduated fro Sayreville High School in 1948 and Beaver College, (now Arcadia University) in 1952. Became a school teacher in Highland Park after graduation. Married Arthur Snyder while still active in the Air Force in Texas after not having seen or talked to him in seven years, and had a beautiful "arrange marriage" by his mother. They were married for sixty one years. After Arthur was discharged, they bought a house in Franklin Park, and continued to work in Highland Park until her son George was born in June 1959.. In 1962, they built a house in Cranford, and a month after moving in, Jane her daughter was born. She lived there until her passing. The following year they built a house in Normandy Beach, NJ. Their son Todd was born four years later on the same day as Jane.
She was active in the Parent Teachers Association, the bridge club, College Club, Tennis club, and the Normandy Beach Yacht Club. She was a Sunday School Teacher at the First Presbyterian Church of Cranford for forty years. She also never saw an animal she didn't love. She traveled extensively with six trips to Europe, liking Italy the best, Africa, Mexico, two trips to Hawaii, China, , and every fall to the Napa Valley. The most unusual trip was the Orient Express through Europe. In 1978 she bought a condo in Florida, and nest year a condo in St. Thomas. Alzheimer's Disease eventually curtailed her activities. Her son pre deceased her in June 2015.
Along with her husband Arthur, she is survived by her daughter Jane Rothfeld, Esq. and son Todd Snyder, MD. . Also survived by six grandchildren. She is pre deceased by her son George wo died in 2015.
It can honestly be said she never hurt or disliked anyone. We were very lucky to have a very long "Good By" first noticing the effects of Alzheimer's about 20 years ago. Her cogitative abilities were beginning to deteriorate. Luckily she had no physical problems. Thank God she deteriorated much slower than normal. She still drove a car until about three years ago. Eventually she did not recognize people, but still knew her loving husband who was her caretaker. Not long before she passed, she would look at him, smiled, and said "I Love You". What more could we ask. That being said, donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 400 Morris Ave. Suite 251 Denville, NJ 07834, in her memory.