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Genevieve M Krupa Snyder
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Birth: Jul. 13, 1918
Schuylkill County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Mar. 9, 1997
West Reading
Berks County
Pennsylvania, USA

Genevieve Madeline (Krupa) Snyder was born 13 July 1918 in Minersville, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, USA to Jan Krupa and Rozalia (Tuczek) Krupa.

Baptized at St. Stanislaus Kostka Roman Catholic Church in Minersville as Genovefa Magdalena Krupa, she was known to family as "Genya" (pr. genn'-ya) and to nieces and nephews as "Aunt Jenny." (During her early years, she was often listed on Census records as "Jenny.") Her husband would later call her "Gen" (pr. jen).

Her father, Jan, was born in Rzeszow, Poland - part of the Galicia region under Austrian rule at the time of his birth. Jan, who had emigrated to the United States in June 1902, married Genevieve's mother, Rozalia, in 1906 at St. Josaphat's Roman Catholic Church in the Manayunk section of Philadelphia, which was home to a large settlement of Polish immigrants at that time. Jan and Rose's first child, Marianna, was born in Philadelphia. All of the other Krupa children were born in Minersville, including Genevieve.

Inquisitive and a lifelong lover of good books, Chopin, and music of the Big Band era, Genevieve was educated in the local Minersville schools.

Her father Jan, who was also known as "John," was an explosives expert for a coal mine. He survived the dangerous work which claimed so many of his fellow "powder monkies" of the era only to be felled by black lung disease in 1942.

Genevieve's mother, Rose, remarried to a family friend, John Hutyra but, sadly, was widowed again in the mid-1940s.

Genevieve met her future husband, Willard Emery Snyder, before he was shipped out to serve with the U.S. Navy Seabees in World War II. While Willard was serving in Africa and the Pacific, Genevieve was employed at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, where her work was rewarded with multiple promotions.

Her family life with Willard began in Lavelle, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. Residing at Willard's childhood home on Main Street with his mother, Minnie Rebecca (Strohecker) Snyder, Gen kept the home fires burning while Willard worked at the Bell Telephone Company.

In the early 1950s, they moved with daughter, Judy, to Frackville, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, where they were greeted by the arrival of daughters, Madge B. Snyder, and Christine L. Snyder.

The family lived in Frackville until relocating to the community of West Lawn in Berks County, Pennsylvania when Willard received a promotion from Bell Telephone. The Snyder's youngest daughter, Laurie, was born in Berks County. All four daughters attended and graduated from Wilson Senior High School, earning degrees from different colleges which supported their diverse interests in music and the arts, athletics, business management, computer technology, public service, teaching, and writing.

Willard Emery Snyder continued to work for Bell Telephone until his untimely death 10 November 1972. He is interred at Sinking Spring Cemetery in Sinking Spring, Berks County, Pennsylvania. Genevieve, who passed away 9 March 1997, was interred there with him.
Family links: 
  Jan ("John") Krupa (1881 - 1942)
  Rozalia Tuczek Krupa (1884 - 1962)
  Willard Emery Snyder (1917 - 1972)
  Mary Krupa Allar (1907 - 1995)*
  Sophia Krupa Haney (1909 - 1995)*
  Estelle Stella Krupa Hock (1911 - 1999)*
  Frances J Krupa Boran (1913 - 2012)*
  Theresa Krupa Gauntlett (1915 - 1996)*
  Genevieve M Krupa Snyder (1918 - 1997)
  Edward J Krupa (1921 - 2005)*
  Francizk Krupa (1924 - 1926)*
  Tomash Krupa (1924 - 1925)*
*Calculated relationship
JULY 31, 1917
NOV. 10, 1972

Note: The gravemarker also documents Willard E. Snyder's World War II service as an Electrician's Mate 2nd class with the U.S. Navy Seabees.

JULY 13, 1918
MAR. 9, 1997
Sinking Spring Cemetery
Sinking Spring
Berks County
Pennsylvania, USA
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Originally Created by: Rose Marie
Record added: Aug 11, 2008
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