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Sophia Snyder

June 9, 1921 — July 21, 2015

Sophia (Rakowski) Snyder, 94, passed away on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at Wyoming County Nursing Facility in Warsaw. She was born on June 9, 1921 to the late John (Jadwiga Jeruzewicz) Rakowski.She is preceded in death by her husband Orville Snyder, son Robert Snyder, daughter Nancy Barvian; siblings: Dorothy (Roland) Kennedy, Helen (Stanley) Dudek, Joseph (Linda) Rakowski, Jean Rakowski, Laura (Thomas) Kane, Mary (Richard) Adamski, John (Anne) Rakowski, William (Helen) Rakowski; stepfather Walter Truczkowski; grandchildren Michael Boll and James Donnelly; mother and father in law Orville (Julia) Snyder;sister in-law Ethel (Tom) Baurer, brother-in-law Harold(Norma) Snyder, sister in-lawMarney (Sam) Leone.

She married Orville Snyder on July 7, 1945; they were married for 44 years before his passing in 1989. Sophia was also known as Sal or Sally to many and to her grandchildren, “Cookie Grandma”. She loved to Crochet, Cook and Bake. Sophia worked as a cook at Byrncliff Resort in the 70’s; she also worked at the Theater Restaurant in Attica and The Spring Brook Hotel. She became famous for her pie baking at the Mini Mart Motel in Orangeville in the early 90’s. The pies were so delicious that a reporter from the Buffalo News wrote an article about her and her pies. Sophia is survived by sons Chester (Carol) Snyder of Lancaster, William (Chele) Snyder of Steamburg; daughters Marilyn (Kenneth) Amico of Attica, Jane (Peter) Donnelly of Attica, Carol (Gary) Martinelli of Amherst; daughter-in-law Nancy Snyder; and a sister in-law Judith Snyder of Warsaw; 16 grandchildren, 39 great grandchildren and 2 great- great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

There will be no calling hours. Interment will be in Forest Hills Cemetery in Attica on Saturday, August 29, 2015 at 10:30 AM.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the Wyoming County Skilled Nursing Facility Comfort Care Unit 400 North Main Street Warsaw, New York 14569; Strykersville Rescue 594 Minkel Road Strykersville, New York 14145; Harris Corners Rescue 585 Route 20A, Strykersville New York 14145 or Sheldon Rescue Department 996 Centerline Road Strykersville, New York 14145. For more information please call 585-591-1212 or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011.

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