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Robert Snyder

Robert Snyder

Licensed Funeral Director

Born and raised in the Sandy Lake,  Robert graduated from the Lakeview High School in 1978, attended Shippensburg University and the Penn State Fayette campus and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science.  Following an internship with the Gordon B. Garrett Funeral Home, Titusville, Robert returned to Mercer County purchasing the funeral home in Sheakleyville in 1985,  in 1993 Robert was able to acquire the Donald E. Bleakney Funeral Home in Fredonia which is now operated as a branch office of the Robert L. Snyder Funeral Home and Creamtory, Inc. Sheakleyville.

Robert also served full time as a Police Officer in Vernon Twp., Crawford County retiring in 2002 after having attained the rank of Sergeant. 

Building upon his years in law enforcement Robert continue to service the public with the  Mercer County Coroner's Office as the  Mercer County Chief Deputy Coroner.

Robert is  a member of Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team (DMORT)  Region III which is a federal forensic response team which responds to mass fatality incidents or cemetery related incidents and is tasked with the identification and repatriation of those who have perished.  Robert was deployed in 2001 to assist with the identification of those who perished in the Sept. 11 attacks,  In 2005 Robert served two deployments to Louisiana to assist in the identification of those who perished in Hurricane Katrina and again was deployed in February 2009 to Buffalo, New York to help in the identification of those who perished aboard Continental Flight 3407.

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David Snyder

David Snyder

Licensed Funeral Director

David is a graduate of the Commodore Perry High School following which he attended and graduated from Triangle Tech, Erie with a degree in Maintenance Electricity.   In January 2012, David was matriculated into class 146 of the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science and graduated in September, 2013 with an ASB degree in Funeral Service.  In addition to David’s daily responsibilities as a funeral director, he also assumes the day to day operations of the funeral home’s onsite crematory.

In September 2015, David married the former Alexia DeAngelo and together they have a daughter, Lydia and twin sons, Jared and Zachary. 

In 2019 David enlisted into the Coast Guard Reserves and is attached to Sector Buffalo in Buffalo, NY where he serves as a Maritime Law Enforcement Specialist.

We are pleased to have David join the family business as the second generation funeral director as he continues the tradition of providing care and comfort to our communities.


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John Straub

John Straub

Funeral Assistant

John Straub has been a long time dedicated employee of the Robert L. Snyder Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. where he has become a familiar face to many and has served as a  funeral Assistant along with other many other responsilities involved in the daily operations of the funeral home. He had formerly been employed by the R.D. Werner, Company Greenville.

John resides at the Fredonia location of the Robert L. Snyder Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. along with his beagle, Betsie.

John is the elected Mayor of the Fredonia Borough and serves as the caretaker of the Millbank Cemetery.


Elton Alexander

Funeral Assistant

Elton Alexander has been a long time dedicated employee of the Robert L. Snyder Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. where he has become a familiar face to many and has served as a  funeral Assistant.  He has been retired from the former Sakrete, Fredonia and lives with his wife, Jean in Hadley, PA


James Slater

James Slater

Funeral Assistant and Student Intern

James Slater has been associated with the funeral home as a funeral assistant since 2018 while he was attending Gannon University, Erie.

Following his graduation from Gannon University, James began attending the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science online program and has associated with the Robert L. Snyder Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. as a Student Intern where he will be assisting in the various aspects involved in funeral service.


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