Rev. Gloria E.'s Story
Rev. Gloria E. Snyder, "Mom Snyder," 76, of Strausstown, Pa., passed away Friday, December 1, 2017, in Laurel Center, Tilden Township.
She was born August 29, 1941, in Ontelaunee Township, to the late Harry C. Brumbach and Esther (Keller) Brumbach Merkel.
She married Ronald H. Snyder on March 3, 1962. Ronald passed away January 8, 2001. From this union, four daughters were born. She accepted Jesus Christ as her personal savior in 1973. Mom Snyder was a faithful follower of the Body of Christ. She became actively involved with Teen Challenge Training Center in 1977. This is where she became known as "Mom Snyder" to the students and staff. She pinned a carnation on the graduates each month since 1977, and served in the Public Relations Department.
She is survived by three daughters, Heide R. (Snyder), wife of Timothy Schell of Shoemakersville, Judy D. (Snyder) Hernandez, wife of Sonia Hernandez of Moultonborough, N.H., and Ettakay (Snyder) Hess of Londonderry, N.H.; three grandsons, Derek J. Stoudt of Richmond, Va., Dustin T. Snyder of Springfield, Mass., and Matthew J. Hyneman of Reading. She is also survived by her many "spiritual sons" at Teen Challenge.
She was predeceased by a daughter, Mary Lou Snyder.
Services will be held Saturday, December 9, 2017, at 11 a.m. from Becker's St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 265 Maindencreek Road, Fleetwood, PA 19522.
Burial will follow in Becker's St. Peter's Cemetery, Richmond Twp. A wake will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. in the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Teen Challenge Training Center, c/o Finance Department, P.O. Box 98, Rehrersburg, PA 19550.
Leibensperger Funeral Homes, Inc., Hamburg, is in charge of arrangements. For online condolences, please visit www.leibenspergerfuneralhomes.com.
Published on  December 3, 2017