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Matthew W. Snedden, 84, Anita, passed away Friday, April 20, 2012, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh surrounded by his loving family.
He was born Aug. 23, 1927, in Rossiter, a son of the late Walter and Ruth (Warden) Snedden.
July 14, 1951, he married Marie B. (Sivanich) Snedden, who survives, of Anita. They were married 60 years.
Mr. Snedden served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
He was employed for many years by Jefferson Grocery before retiring.
He was a member of Ss. Peter & Paul Byzantine Church, where he was a member of the Men's Club.
He was a Scout Master in the Boy Scouts for 15 years and a member of the McCalmont Township Fire Department.
Mr. Snedden traveled to all 50 states during his lifetime and enjoyed gardening. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with all of his grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, surviving relatives include a son, Kenneth M. Snedden and wife Marjorie of Indiana; two daughters, Diane Shenosky and husband Thomas of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Leigh Ann Craig and husband Barry of Hollidaysburg; and six grandchildren, Lisa Snedden, Michael Snedden, Ryan Shenosky, Todd Shenosky, Ashleigh Craig and Lauren Craig.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Ella Ruth Snedden.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at McCabe Funeral Home in Punxsutawney, where a Parastas will be given at 3 p.m.
A Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at Ss. Peter & Paul Byzantine Church with Fr. Simeon Sibenik as celebrant.
Interment will follow at Ss. Peter & Paul Byzantine Cemetery in Anita.
Memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Snedden's name to the Ss. Peter & Paul Byzantine Church. Online condolences may be made at mccabefuneralhomes.com.