Melvin D. "Mel" Snitchler
Died: May 31, 2014
Melvin D. "Mel" Snitchler, of Binghamton, went to be with the Lord on May 31, 2014 surrounded by family. Mel was born October 21, 1941 in Binghamton, NY. Mel is survived by his wife of 52 years, Marlene; daughter, Lynne, and sons, Stephen and Todd (Melanie); grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Kiersten, Colleen, Corinne, James and Justin, and Nathan and Megan; his brothers and sisters, Shirley Johnson, Wanda Hoffman, David Snitchler, Paul Snitchler, Rebecca Griffiths and their spouses; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, William & Ruth Snell; and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. He was predeceased by his father, Morris, and mother, Nilva; his brothers, Daniel and Jonathan, and sisters, Carol and Marcia. Mel retired from IBM after 27 years of service. Mel continued to work after his retirement, most recently at AutoZone. Mel spent many years volunteering on the Town of Binghamton Volunteer Fire Department, coaching little league baseball in the Town of Binghamton, using his amateur radio skills to help with the Empire State Games, helping overseas missionaries stay in touch with their families in the United States, and serving as cub master of Pack 83. Known to many by his amateur radio call sign "WE2K", Mel spent many years and countless hours at his favorite hobby. Mel enjoyed fly fishing and flying his model planes, and spending winter months in Zephyrhills, FL. Mel was a life member of Faith Bible Church, Binghamton, NY.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. June 4, 2014 at Faith Bible Church, 1807 Hawleyton Rd., Binghamton with Pastor Aaron Keteles officiating. Interment will follow services in Quaker Lake Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at DeMunn Funeral Home, 36 Conklin Ave., Binghamton. Memorial contributions in Mel's name may be made to the Faith Bible Church at the above address. To forward condolences please visit www.demunnfh.com.