Erma (Reynolds) Snell, 89, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 28, 2014, at Wesley Nursing Home. In her final days she was surrounded by her loving children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Erma was born March 26, 1925 to Benjamin and Edna Reynolds in Greenfield, NY. She was one of six children.
She married Herbert Snell in 1944 and they had two children, Ruth and Bonita. Erma found no greater joy than raising her children. In addition to spending time with her family, Erma enjoyed word searches and country music. She was known for her famous potato and Jell-O salads, macaroni & cheese and hot dogs, as well as her beautiful hand-knit Christmas Stockings (many of which were made with love while cheering on her New York Yankees).
During her long life, Erma worked at many different places including Cudney’s Laundry, Ballston Knitting Company and retired from Universal Medical. Erma lived in the same house, which she helped to build, for the past 55 years. She worked hard throughout her life to provide for her family and to ensure that they always had a place to call home.
Erma was fortunate to have spent the past 40 years surrounded by not just her children, but her grandchildren, Chuck and Kelly, as well. And life only got better when she welcomed her great-grandchildren, Peyton, Sydney and Cooper. Grammy will always hold a special place in their hearts.
Erma was predeceased by her parents, her husband and her siblings.
Erma leaves behind her two children Ruth Donohue and her husband, Jim, and Bonnie Quackenbush and her husband, Duane; her two grandchildren Charles Donohue and wife Malinda, and Kelly (Donohue) Catarelli and husband Jason; and three great-grandchildren, Peyton, Sydney and Cooper.
Relatives and friends are invited to call from 9-10am Friday, October 31 at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will follow at 10am. Burial will be in Dunning St. Cemetery, Malta.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the National Parkinson Foundation, PO Box 5018, Hagerstown, MD 21741.