Obituary for Larry Snatchko LARRY JAMES SNATCHKO Larry, of Burgettstown, PA a son of the late George and Anna Snatchko passed away peacefully on August 10, 2018 in his home. He was the first “wee bit of fluff” born in Washington County, PA in 1950. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Kay (Kramer) Snatchko; daughters, Amy Stacy, Sara (Gary) Snatchko, Mary Ellen (Dan)Ketterer; sons, Luke (Carrie) Snatchko, Ben (Trista) Snatchko. He had 8 grandchildren, Loretta Stacy Hartman, Lucy and Cecilia Snatchko, Danny and David Ketterer and Loreiei, Henry and Annika Snatchko. He was preceded in death by his brothers David (Bert) Snatchko and Ron (Cheryl) Snatchko. He is survived by his siblings Judy (Jim) Souffrant, Roger (Donna) Snatchko, Paul (Johnna) Snatchko, Betty (Gary) Brooks, John (Carrie) Snatchko and Mike (Michelle) Snatchko and approximately 100 nieces and nephews. He graduated from Fort Cherry High School in 1967. He served in the United State Marine Corp from 1968-1976 as a Staff Sergeant Drill Instructor in San Diego, CA and also served at Paris Island, SC, Saigon, Vietnam and Okinawa, Japan. He was a member of the United Mine Workers and Operators Unions. He worked for J&L Steel and Midway Coal. As an Operations Manager for Flow Services, he worked in the Philippines and all over the U.S. including The Kennedy Center and George Washington Bridge in Washington, DC and the Folsom Dam in Northern California. He visited a Steeler Bar in every major city in the US. He also had an entrepreneurial side, having co-owned an upscale cocktail establishment in Bavington, PA with his brother, Roger. He had a short stint as a coffee magnate in his retirement. He enjoyed all sports but was happiest at the ball field. He played second base for Snatchko Brothers softball team and coached youth sports for Midway and Burgettstown Youth Baseball, Burgettstown Cadet Wrestling and Fort Cherry Youth Football. He loved a good tournament. He taught his nephews to play over-the-line, and initiated fierce tournaments on family vacations. He was founder and commissioner of the International Back Alley Federation and mediated disputes for many an all-night tournament. He would want us to say he never cheated. He adored his grandchildren and rarely missed a sporting event while he was able to travel to them. He always said, “It’s not whether you win or lose, it’s whether you have fun. But it’s more fun to win.” In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the BACDC and will be allocated to Burgettstown Youth Sports. Friends will be received Monday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. in the Thomas-Little Funeral Service, Inc., 314 W. Lincoln Avenue, McDonald (724-926-2800). A service will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. in the funeral home and interment will follow in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville, PA. Order Flowers
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Larry James Snatchko 1950 2018.
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