September 28, 1937 - December 27, 2017
It is with deep sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Andrew Lon Snelson on December 27, 2017 at the age of 80. Andrew is survived by Phyllis Kuhl Snelson his wife of 47 years; his sons Jonathan Andrew Snelson of Arlington, VA; Thomas Chittenden (Sandy) of Boyds, MD; and Timothy Chittenden (Christine) of Blacksburg, VA. The nine grandchildren are Jessica Spaulding, Holly, Rebekah, Adam, Noah, and Jacob Chittenden; Krystal Powers, Lidia Baicu and Johana Polanco. Andrew was born in Valley Bend, WV on September 28, 1937 to the late Alonzo and Helen Wamsley Snelson. He graduated from Elkins High School in 1955, Davis and Elkins College (BA) in 1959 and West Virginia University (MA) in 1970. His early career showed varied interests including as a part time professor of History at Montgomery College, Rockville, MD; vice president of Suburban Trust Company; and as a collector and appraiser of antiques. In his later career, he received a MA from Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington DC and was ordained as a Presbyterian (USA) minister. He served as pastor of Hedgesville and Little Falls Presbyterian Churches near Martinsburg WV from 1991 until his retirement. The family is especially grateful for the loving and dedicated care he received from his private caregiver Nana Frimprong and the staff at Potomac Valley Nursing and Wellness Center at Rockville, MD. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church 450 S. Randolph Ave, Elkins WV 26241 or Davis and Elkins College, 100 Campus Drive, Elkins, WV 26241 in memory of Mr. Snelson. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins, WV was in charge of the arrangements with the Reverend Dr. Peter Vial, Pastor of the Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment will be at Maplewood Cemetery, Elkins, WV. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.
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