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Ellen Snyder

June 17, 1960 — June 25, 2023

Ellen F. C. Snyder (née Chamberlain), 63, of Thorndale, PA, went home to  be with her Lord on June 25, 2023, with her loving husband and friends by her side.

 

Born June 17, 1960 in Yonkers, NY, she was the daughter of the late Francis and Wyomma (née Lyon) Chamberlain.

 

Ellen worked for many years as a proofreader for the Yellow Pages Directories, where she met her husband, Jim.

 

Being a very gentle, sweet and kind soul, Ellen cared very deeply for the people in her life and her beloved cat, Gracie. She was a creative person and it showed in her writing skills, poetry and keen fashion sense. She especially enjoyed decorating her home and tending to her vegetable garden. As a fitness enthusiast, Ellen enjoyed going to the gym, walking daily and being outdoors. She also loved ballroom and square dancing, as well as attending Broadway shows.

 

She was an active member of Calvary Chapel Chester Springs and developed a deep sense of faith, which inspired those who knew her.

 

Ellen was the beloved wife of James L. Snyder, III; dear sister of Jeffrey Chamberlain; and caring niece of Walter Lyon and Larry Lyon. She will be dearly missed by her loving husband, her many friends and her cat, Gracie.

 

Relatives and friends are invited to her Viewing, 5:00-7:00 PM, Wednesday, July 5, 2023 at The Donohue Funeral Home, 1627 West Chester Pike, West Chester, PA 19382, followed by her Funeral Service 7:00 PM. Interment is private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Domestic Violence Center of Chester County, HERE or to to City Team Chester, PO Box 89, Media, PA 19063, would be appreciated.

 

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Wednesday, July 5, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Donohue Funeral Home - West Chester

1627 W. Chester Pike, West Chester, PA 19382

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Wednesday, July 5, 2023

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Donohue Funeral Home - West Chester

1627 W. Chester Pike, West Chester, PA 19382

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