Paul E. Snyder Jr.
Peacefully passed away, surrounded by family on August 3rd, 2019 at
Mat-Su Regional Hospital in Palmer, Alaska.
Paul was born to Paul Snyder Sr. and Virginia Billings on February 3,1942 in Lamont, New
York. Paul has two siblings: Brother Judd (Joan) Snyder and Sister Candis Elam. He met his
wife Sherry in the fall of 1963 and they married March 20th 1964. They moved to Alaska in the
early 60’s and raised four children in Sutton, Alaska. Paul was a volunteer fire fighter and EMS provider, in Sutton Alaska for over 20 years. He helped build the Trans Alaskan Pipeline, and continued to build homes and business’s throughout Alaska. He owned the first Polaris dealership on Bonanza Street in Anchorage Alaska. He and his wife Sherry raced snow-machines in several long distant races that covered some of the most brutal trail in the early 1970’s. Paul was in such good health he was still doing building maintenance for Midnight Sun Oncology for Larry Lawson who was like a son to him. He was an active Moose member, hunter, fisherman, devoted husband and father to four children. Paul was a gracious, giving soul who shared his many talents and knowledge with all who crossed his path. He was such a good man, that his greatest joy was helping others.
He is survived by his lovely wife, Sherry Snyder of which he shared 55 golden years together
and had four children Brenda (Bill) Childress, Tammy Watson, Paul (Teresa) Snyder and Paula
Lutz (Thad Schumacher), with a bundle of grandchildren: Heather and Beth Childress, Trever,
Teah, Tory, Tanner and Tamera Watson, Courtney, Austin, Ashley and Amber Snyder, Amanda
Harris. Great grandchildren Pierce and Camila Patton, Kian Ferris, Malachi, Maverik and
Roman Watson. Paul is proceeded in death by his parents Paul and Virginia Snyder and
grandson Travis Watson.
Pallbearers: Paul Snyder III, Tory Watson, Tanner Watson, James Harris, Mark Bertels and Mike
Services will be held Saturday August 10th, 2019 at 4pm with a viewing at 3pm, at The Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Palmer, Alaska. 560 West Arctic Ave, Palmer Alaska
Please join the family after the services with your fondest memories of Paul.