Thursday, May 1, 2008

Harry S. Snavely, Jr.

WAYNESBORO — Harry Schlosser Snavely Jr., 87, of 501 Oak Ave., Waynesboro, died Tuesday, April 29, 2008, at Summit Square Retirement Community. He was born Jan. 10, 1921, in Hagerstown, Md., a son of Harry Schlosser and Mary Louise Poffenburger Snavely.

He was a member of First Baptist Church. During World War II, he served with the U.S. Navy. A graduate of Lynchburg College, he was manager of the tire department for Freed Co. Harry was active with the Waynesboro First Aid Crew, serving several years as president, and was active with the Fellowship of Christian Housing, serving as an officer.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Richard "Dick" Snavely. Surviving are his wife, Virginia Elizabeth Stone Snavely of Waynesboro; his son, Lee Snavely of Richmond; a sister, Janice Porter and her husband, John, of Hagerstown; a brother, Tom Snavely and wife, Joan, of Alexandria; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 3, 2008, in Riverview Cemetery, followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m. at McDow Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. B.C. Akers.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Waynesboro First Aid Crew, 201 W. Broad St., Waynesboro, VA 22980.

Family and friends may sign the guest register at


Cathy VanPatten said...

You know that my heart is with you and your mom right now. How I wish I could get there to lend a hand and offer a shoulder.

Let me know if there's anything I can do.

Asalie said...

Well said.