Ruth A. Snyder

Ruth A. Snyder

WESTERLO — Ruth A. Snyder, of Goodfellow Road in Westerlo and formerly of Gallupville, was a wife and mother with a successful banking career who loved to travel. She died peacefully Monday morning, Nov. 7, 2022, at the Glendale Nursing Home in Scotia. She was 87.

Mrs. Snyder was born June 17, 1935 in Westerlo, a daughter of Floyd L. Young and Florence (née Sisson) Young.

She graduated from Schoharie High School in 1953 and had a long and successful career working for Fleet Bank in Schoharie, which changed names several times over the years. She retired as the assistant branch manager in 1995 after 31 years.

“She was very active in the community,” her family wrote in a tribute, “as a member of the Dutch Reformed Church in Westerlo, the former treasurer of Gallupville House and a longtime member, choir member, and treasurer of the Gallupville United Methodist Church.

“She was a member of the Democratic Club of the Town of Wright, a member of the Gallupville Senior Citizens, Hilltown Senior Citizens, and Berne Senior Citizens. Ruth was also a member of the Westerlo Historical Society, a member of the Fleet Bank Quarter Century Club, and a member of the Gallupville Fire Department Auxiliary.

“In her spare time, she enjoyed playing canasta, watching the Yankees play, and traveling with her husband, Robert. Ruth and Robert traveled all over the country visiting many places including Sioux City, Iowa; Mount Rushmore; Hot Springs and Deadwood, South Dakota; Nebraska; the Buffalo Bill Ranch; Golden, Colorado; California; Alaska; Texas; Tennessee; and Georgia.”


Ruth A. Snyder is survived by her husband, Robert Snyder of Westerlo; by her sons, David Slater and his wife, Kristin, of Baldwinsville, and Thomas Slater and his wife, Gina, of Central Bridge; by her stepdaughter, Roberta Snyder of Westerlo; by her six grandchildren, Darren, Justin, Chad, Tonya, Ashley, and Brandon; and by her nine great-grandchildren.

Her first husband, William H. Slater, whom she married on June 28, 1953, died on July 24, 1998. Her parents, Floyd L. Young and Florence (née Sisson) Young, also died before her, as did her three sisters, Hazel Berg, Lillian Liddle, and Beatrice Diamond.

Calling hours will be held on Friday, Nov. 11, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Langan Funeral Home at 327 Main Street in Schoharie followed by a funeral service at noon. Burial will follow in the Gallupville Rural Cemetery.

Memorial messages may be left at

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s Indian School (,1301 North Main St., Chamberlain, SD 57325 or to the Westerlo Fire Department, 591 Highway 143, Westerlo, New York, 12193.



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