Marvin W. Snyder

Marvin W. Snyder

IRVING — Marvin W. Snyder, 79, of Versailles Road, Irving, died Sunday, February 4th, 2018 at Brooks Memorial Hospital, Dunkirk, following a short illness. He was born in the Town of Hanover, on August 3, 1938, the son of Joyce (Kramer) Snyder, of Dunkirk and the late Clifford Snyder.

He was a graduate of Gowanda High School and served in the U.S. Navy. Mr. Snyder started with the former Gowanda Psychiatric Center and continued with the Gowanda Correctional Facility for a total of 38 years, retiring as a Plant Superintendent. He owned Snyder Farms in Irving (a grape & produce farm). It was one of the anchor farms that attended the Farmer’s Market in Dunkirk for 50 years. He enjoyed bingo, casinos & farming. Mr. Snyder loved his family.

Survivors include his wife Janice V. (Wright) Snyder, whom he married on October 1, 1985, in Silver Creek, two sons Larry (Pam) Snyder, of Springville; Kenneth (Laurie) Snyder, of Maryland; a daughter, Patricia Snyder Hollingsworth, of Texas; a step son, Thomas Lawton, of Irving; a step daughter, Wendy (Jonathan) Heinz, of Dunkirk; and a sister, Donna Merrill, of Fredonia. Also surviving are 18 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and several nieces & nephews.

There will be no visitation observed. Funeral Services will be held Thursday morning at 11 o’clock from Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville. Private Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Rathbun Cemetery, Town of Hanover. The family suggests memorials may be made to a Pet Rescue of one’s choice. To post condolences go to