Richard B. Snively, 73

February 16, 2023

Richard B. Snively, 73, of Lititz, PA passed away on Thursday, February 16, 2023, at home surrounded by his loving family. Born in Schenectady, NY he was the son of the late Marion “Bobette” Swift (Robinson) and Harry Norman Snively. He was the beloved husband to Trudi (DeLong) with whom he shared over 49 years of marriage. Richard was the proud father of Jonathan B. husband of Maggie (Kline), and grandfather to Sibyl and Cedric.

Prior to retirement, Richard worked for High Steel as a Utility Operator / Welder for 40 years. Richard was a graduate of Keystone Jr. College. He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps where he received the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal, the Combat Action Ribbon and the Rifle Marksman Badge, serving from 1968-1969. In retirement, Richard was an avid bicyclist and active member of the Lancaster Bicycle Club.

In addition to his wife and son, Richard is survived by his siblings John Snively husband of Carolyn and Donald Snively husband of Rita, as well as many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother Robert and sister Margaret “Margie” Snively.

The family would like to thank Dr. Elizabeth C. Horenkamp and the staff and doctors at Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute, Dr. Mark H. Johnston at Regional GI, and the staff at the Lancaster General Hospital Endo Department; as well as friends, bicycling buddies, coworkers, and family who offered encouragement and support over the years.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the convenience of the family. Please omit flowers; memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice in Richard’s memory.

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Condolences to the Family

March 03, 2023

Dear Trudi,  I am so very sorry to hear of your loss.   My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Kathy Bell

March 02, 2023

Dear Trudi,
I am so sad for you and Jonathan.  Please know that you are in my prayers and that you will find comfort in all your wonderful memories.
Judy Zale

February 25, 2023

Dear Trudi,  So sorry for you loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Pat and Bob Yeager

February 24, 2023

Dear Jonathan – Having had only a brief acquaintance with them in the very late 1990s, I remember your parents as being supportive and nurturing, and justifiably proud of you.  So now, more than 20 years later, it is with sadness that I extend sincere condolences to you and your family on the passing of your father. 

February 21, 2023

Trudi and family, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Chipper. I have wonderful memories  of you and Richard at Keystone. May he rest in peace.
Raymond Kownacki

February 21, 2023

Trudy & Family:condolences to you and your family. Your in our prayers.
Jere Vickers

February 20, 2023

Trudy, I was so sorry to hear about the passing of Richard. My prayers are with you during this most difficult time. 
Deb Gerdin

February 19, 2023

Trudy, so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband. My deepest sympathy.

February 19, 2023

My condolences to Rich’s family and friends.  It was a great pleasure over the last ten years to ride with and get to know Rich. He will be greatly missed.
Joe Kelly

February 19, 2023

Dear Trudy & Family:
Doris and I want to extend our condolences We will miss him also. We had many good times when we would all go out for dinner. It was an honor to have Rich as a friend and co-worker. He was a very strong man, great husband, father, and grandfather. God Bless 
William Mankin

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