|Birth: ||Jul. 20, 1915|
|Death: ||Feb. 4, 2012|
Hubert Funk Snoke, retired from teaching in 1970, after having a long career in Pennsylvania and New York. He started teaching after graduating from Shippensburg State College in his hometown of Shippensburg, PA. This was interrupted when he was drafted during World War II, in November, 1942. Previously he had tried to enlist but was turned down due to poor eyesight in his left eye. Being drafted in the Army Air Forces, he found himself on a troop train heading for basic training as Robins Field, Georgia. There he was classified as an 'Athletic Instructor', and eventually found his way to Brookley Field, Mobile, Alabama. At Brookley he was further assigned to Point Clear, Fairhope, Alabama, where he taught survival swimming to aircrew members that were being sent overseas. While in Fairhope, he met and married his wife, Clevie Owens. When the war ended he was stationed in Texas, returning to Alabama, and then to Pennsylvania where he resumed his teaching career. He returned to school to earn his Master's Degree, graduating from the Penn State University. Always looking for a better paying job, they moved from Shippensburg, to Windber, PA, to Apollo, PA, to Brentwood, NY, to Endwell, NY, to Norwich, NY, and finally to Rochester/Greece, NY. It was in Rochester that he became a Guidance Counselor and worked in that position for several years prior to retirement.
He loved to travel, all trips being road trips with his family. Every summer he took them someplace, with every other summer returning to Alabama to visit his in-laws. But he always varied the route so visit different places, such as the Great Smokey Mountains, or Mamouth Caves.
He loved history, English and American, and physical fitness. But he loved his family more.
During his career as a teacher he taught over 600 children how to read.
After retirement in remained in the Rochester area for several years before moving to Fairhope. But two years later, he moved to Elkhart, Indiana, at the suggestion of his older son. There he remained for 18 years until after his wife had passed and ill health moved him to the Chicago area for the remainder of his days.
At the time of his passing he was survived by two sons, six grandchildren, twentyone great-grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren.
Internment was with his wife of 64 years, Clevie Owens, on 14 July 2012.
Errol Fogelsonger Snoke (1885 - 1956)
Estella Mae Funk Snoke (1883 - 1963)
Clevie Dee Owens Snoke (1916 - 2009)
Memory Gardens of Fairhope
Created by: Erich Snoke
Record added: Feb 04, 2012
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