Date of Birth March 26, 1964
Date Deceased December 27, 2021
Hometown Pulteney
Home State N.Y.
Service Date January 3, 2022
Service Time 11 AM
Service Location Bishop & DeSanto Funeral Home, Hammondsport

Brett R. Snyder

PULTENEY – Brett R. Snyder, 57, passed away early Monday morning (December 27, 2021) at his home, surrounded by loving family, after a long battle with cancer. Born in the City of Hornell on March 26, 1964, he was the son of Laurence and Nancy (Hutches) Snyder. Brett married Mary Jo Loquasto in Norton Chapel at Keuka College on July 16, 2011.

A lifelong resident of Steuben County, Brett was a 1982 graduate of Hammondsport Central School, and a 1984 graduate of SUNY Morrisville. Before retirement from Campbell–Savona Central School District as Head Building Maintenance Mechanic, on November 10, 2021, he also worked many years at BOCES Cooper Plains Campus, the Town of Wayne as Wayne Highway Superintendent, and at Watkins Glen International Speedway.

Brett was an avid Firemen, for many years, with the Pulteney Volunteer Fire Department and the Wayne Volunteer Fire Department, where he was awarded Fireman of the year with both departments. He also volunteered his time as a crew driver with the Pulteney Ambulance Corps., and served fighting forest fires out of state.

Brett enjoyed watching the Dallas Cowboys, listening to country music, as well as having a passion for mowing the lawn, enjoyed hunting and playing golf, and loved anything to do with being outdoors. He was noted for his stellar work ethic. Brett was very meticulous in everything he did, even down to buttering his toast. Brett was a positive role model for his children, and was well known for doing for others always going above and beyond.

His loving family includes wife Mary Jo; children Brandon, Nigel, Aliyah, Sheila, Scott and Tony; grandchildren Jaydn, Bradley, Kalib, Evan, Abigail, Emma, and Mia Kay; mother, Nancy; sister Teresa Brooks; mother-in-law Judy Loquasto, father-in-law Ed Gibson; brothers-in-law Bern and Bill Loquasto; sister-in-law Samantha Gibson; nieces Aubrey and Julia; nephews Grayden and Fletcher; several aunts and uncles; a plethora of cousins and life-long friends especially his best friend Keith Egresi.

He was predeceased by his father Laurence and both his grandparents, Murray (Pauline) Snyder and Maurice (Louise) Hutches.

Calling hours are 2-5 p.m. Sunday (January 2, 2022) at the Bishop & DeSanto (formerly LaMarche) Funeral Home, 35 Main St., Hammondsport. Friends and family are invited to join the family at the funeral home on Monday, January 3, 2022 at 11 a.m. for the funeral service. Facemasks will be required at the funeral home. Committal prayers and interment will be conducted in the spring at Glenview Cemetery, Pulteney.

In lieu of flowers those wishing may contribute in his memory to the Pulteney Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 33, Pulteney, NY 14874 or the Pulteney Ambulance Corps, PO Box 56, Pulteney, NY 14874. Envelopes for memorial contributions will be available at the funeral home.

The Bishop & DeSanto Funeral Home is honored to assist Brett’s family with the arrangements.

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8 Responses

  1. Mary Jo and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all, sending prayers for comfort and peace. DEEPEST SYMPATHY

  2. You will be greatly missed by your panther family!!! Your dedication and hard work never went unnoticed. I miss seeing you and especially the pink lunch bag you carried. I will always have fond memories of you. Rest In Peace my friend, you deserve it.

  3. you will be miss and in a better place. will miss your laugh and how we pick on each other at break time and through the day. you will be the family angel watching over them every day my friend

  4. So very sorry to hear of Brett’s passing. Such a nice guy to work with and always with a smile. My thoughts and prayers are with you all today and always.

  5. Sorry to hear of Brett’s passing. He was always pleasant and incredibly optimistic. Condolences to Nancy and the family. D.Randy Weidner, MD

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