December 8, 1923 - August 18, 2011 Joseph Herman Francis Snide, 87, of Mineville, died peacefully, August 18, 2011 at Elizabethtown Community Hospital. Born in Moores Forks, December 8, 1923, son of the late Frank and Eldora (DeCoste) Snide. Husband of the late Pauline (Nedeau) Snide whom he married on August 16, 1945. He proudly served in the United States Army and was the main gunner on a tank in WW II in the European Theater. He retired from Republic Steel Corporation as a miner and electrician, having worked for 32 years. He also operated "Snide's Gulf Station" in Mineville from 1953-1973. He was a Lifetime member of The Knights of Columbus Council #384, Port Henry; Assembly #0756 4th Degree Council Knights of Columbus, Ticonderoga and Ticonderoga Elks Lodge #1494. He was past commander of VFW Post 5802 in Mineville and was an elected Councilman for 16 years within the Town of Moriah. He also served on the Yandon Dillon Board of Education and Essex County ARC Board of Directors. He enjoyed his family, dining out, watching his great grandchildren participate in sports, hunting and ice fishing. Devoted Father of Suzanne (Thomas) Morse of Mineville & Joseph (Gloria) Snide of Yorktown, Va. Cherished "Papa" of Lisa Recore, Amy (Jeffrey) Burdo, William (Melissa) Larrow, Bob Larrow, Stephen (Donna) Morse, Britteny (Joseph Manalang) Morse; Joseph, Kevin & Brian (Tammy) Snide. Thirteen great grandchildren and one great great granddaughter. Loving Brother of Hilda (John) Thornton and Joan (Donald) McLean. Brother in law to Alberta Harriman; Shirley, Imogene, and Joan Snide, Rose Lilly, Edward (Helen) Nedeau and Tony Glebus. He was previously deceased by his sisters Leona Robinson, Anita (Java) Willix, Gertrude Barcomb, Patricia Glebus & his brothers Jerome, Ernest, Harvey, Walter, Reginald and Willard Snide. He leaves many special cousins, nieces and nephews. His sense of humor, love of life and sparkle in his eye will never be forgotten. Relatives and Friends Called on Sunday, August 21, at Harland Funeral Home in Port Henry. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Monday, August 22, by his nephew, Rev. Scott Seymour, at The Church of All Saints in Mineville. Interment with Full Military Honors followed at The Catholic Community of Moriah Cemetery. For those that wish, memorial contributions may be offered to The Town of Moriah Ambulance Squad or The Catholic Community of Moriah Church.
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