The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


March 13, 2014

Dolly Jean Snyder

SOMERSET — SNYDER – Dolly Jean, 82, Somerset, formerly of Stoystown, died March 12, 2014, at The Patriot. Born Dec. 11, 1931, in Quemahoning Township, daughter of Harry A. “Curly” and Vivian (Custer) McVicker. Preceded in death by parents; husband, Robert T.; son, Bradley Alan; brother, Harry J. McVicker; and sister, Charmaine Soha. Survived by a son, Robert M., married to former Sally Firestone, Stoystown; daughter, Beth, married to Bruce Pile, Friedens; and grandchildren, Christopher Robert Snyder, and wife, Chelsea; Jacob Bradley; and Emma Dolly Pile. Sister of Janet Greathouse, Michigan; Lorraine Hollan, Stoystown; and Ray McVicker, and wife, Flo, Boswell. She was a 1949 graduate of Quemahoning-Stoystown High School. Active member of Kantner United Methodist Church and member of Stoyestown Area Historical Society. She volunteered for many years in the gift shop at Conemaugh Hospital, and she was the loving caregiver of her son, Brad, during his long illness. She always had a smile for everyone. Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Deaner Funeral Home, Stoystown. Viewing from 10 a.m. until service at 11 a.m. Saturday at Kantner United Methodist Church, the Rev. Dennis Zimmerman, officiating. Interment, Odd Fellows Cemetery, Stoystown. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Kantner United Methodist Church, 626 Old Forbes Road, Stoystown, Pa. 15563.  (


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