RICHFIELD SPRINGS – Leroy E. Snyder, 70, of Mohawk, who grew up in the Town of Richfield and served in the Army before going on to a career in entrepreneurship, passed away peacefully on Friday April 19, 2019 in Bassett Hospital.
LeRoy was born on Dec. 11, 1948, in Cooperstown, a son to the late Lester L. and Agnes M. Spooner Snyder. He was raised and educated in Richfield and a graduate of Richfield Springs High School. From 1968 to 1971, he served in the Army Infantry in Vietnam. In 1983 he married the former Beatrice Herringshaw.
LeRoy was an entrepreneur, he specialized in used auto parts sales and metal recycling, and was a general contractor. He loved the outdoors, especially when it came to hunting and fishing. He was a collector of many items.
Surviving him are four sons; Lee Snyder and his wife Jennifer of Ashland, Va., LeRoy E. Snyder and his fiancé Amanda of Little Falls, Wayne Snyder and his wife Virginia of Mohawk, and James Snyder of Mohawk, five daughters Heather LaCelle and fiancé Philip Erb of Cold Brook, Lisa Vosburg of Gloversville, JoAnna Bevers of Mohawk, Jessie Ann Snyder of Fort Plain, and ShyAnn Snyder of Fort Plain, a brother Dorr Wayne Snyder of Florida, three sisters Lorraine A. Kruger of Mohawk, Linda Rough of Florida and Betty Jean Cotton of Florida, many grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his son LeRoy, Jr. and his twin brother Lester Snyder.
A graveside funeral service with military honors for LeRoy will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at the Springfield Center Cemetery.
Arrangements are with the J. Seaton McGrath Funeral Home, Richfield Springs.