Gary (Boogie) Snoots. Class 1953



Branch of service U S Army
Entered service 1958
Discharged 1961
Born 9/12/1935
Died /3/2004
Buried  Union cemetery, Lovettsville, VA


As originally published on Monday, July 5, 2004.

Mr. Gary L. "Boogie" Snoots, 68, of Brunswick, died Saturday, July 3, 2004, at his home.
     He was the husband for 45 years to his loving wife, Patricia A. Moore Snoots, whom he married on July 20, 1958.
Born September 12, 1935, in Brunswick, he was the son of the late Darrol L. Snoots and the late Dorothy Shelton Snoots.
     Gary was a member of the New York Hill United Methodist Church in Brunswick.
He was a graduate of Brunswick High School, class of 1953. He served three years in the U.S. Army from 1958 to 1961, serving two of those years in Germany.
     He retired from the B&O/CSX Railroad in 1994 after serving for 33 years. The last 26 years, he was a Tower Operator in Brunswick.
In the 1970s, he was a part-time school bus driver for the Board of Education in Frederick County. He spent many years in youth baseball in Brunswick. He served as Manager/Coach in Little League, Babe Ruth, American Legion and also the men's slow pitch softball league.
     At the time of his death he was employed by Stauffer Funeral Home.
He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles 1136, AARP, Transportation and Communications Union and the Tuesday Night Glade Valley Bowling League at Village Lanes in Frederick.
     His hobbies included hunting, fishing and bowling, and he was an avid Washington Redskins fan.
His favorite of all was spending time with his family and his grandchildren. Gary was a very devoted husband, father and grandfather.
     In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Kevin Michael Snoots and wife Karen of Frederick, Jeffrey Todd Snoots of Brunswick, and Gregory Allen Snoots and wife Robin of Brunswick; two daughters, Tracey Ann Snoots and fiancZ Donnie Darr of Frederick and Tiffani Michelle Moore of Brunswick; three grandchildren, Corey Michael Snoots, Tyler Daniel Snoots and Brady Allen Snoots; two sisters-in-law, Carol L. Brown of Morrisville, N.C., and Gloria J. Crowl of Jefferson; two brothers-in-law, Fred A. Moore and Dennis E. Moore of Brunswick; and many nieces and nephews.
     He will also be remembered by his longtime friends Helen and Diane Alger and Ronnie and Joyce Weddle.
Pallbearers will be Corey Snoots, Tyler Snoots, Dennis Moore, Randy Brown, Robert Grams and Bill Utterbach. Honorary Pallbearer will be his youngest grandson Brady Snoots.
     Friends may call the Stauffer Funeral Home, 1100 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick, on Tuesday, July 6, from 2 to 9 p.m., where the family will receive friends from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be at the funeral home on Wednesday, July 7, at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Clark D. Carr and the Rev. Noni Sigler officiating.
     Burial will be at Lovettsville Union Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the New York Hill United Methodist Church, Ninth and Park avenues, Brunswick, Md. 21716; or the Brunswick Volunteer Fire Company, 223 W. Potomac St., Brunswick, Md. 21716