Helene Gatens Snyder, 66, of Warren, PA., and formerly of Allentown, PA., died Saturday, May 16, 2020 at UPMC Hamot, Erie, PA. after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.
She was born July 20, 1953 in Allentown, PA. Helene was the daughter of the late Francis J. and Helen Szobochan Gatens. She had resided in Warren, PA., since 1976, moving there from Allentown, PA. She was a 1971 graduate of Allentown Central Catholic High School and earned her bachelor’s degree in Spanish from DeSales University Class of 1975. She was employed as a Controller with the Warren Holiday Inn for 38 years. Helene was a member of Holy Redeemer Roman Catholic Church where she served as a Eucharistic Minister. Helene enjoyed walking her dogs, Kelly and Sparrow and was a great outdoors enthusiast.
She is survived by her husband, Terry D. Snyder whom she married July 24, 1976 in Allentown, PA., 1 Brother – Leo Gatens and his wife, Diane of Allentown, PA., Terry’s sisters, Judy Paules, Nancy Howard, Laurie Williams and husband, Tim, Kathy Kenepp, brother, Jeff Snyder and wife, Laura, several nieces and nephews and their spouses.
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at Holy Redeemer Church, 11 Russell Street, Warren, PA., at the convenience of the family with Fr. Stephen Schreiber, Pastor, officiating. A public Mass will be announced at a later date. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Holy Redeemer R.C. Church Building Center Fund, 11 Russell Street, Warren, Pa. 16365 or Pancan.org – Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com <www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com/> The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with local arrangements.