Serving the greater Riegelsville area, including Bucks and Northampton Counties in Pennsylvania and western New Jersey, for three generations

Since 1951, the Robert W. Snyder Funeral Home has helped our friends and neighbors to honor our loved one’s lives through skilled and personal funeral service.

Our wide range of services includes personalized traditional and non-traditional funerals, pre-need arrangements, cremation, graveside services and memorial services – with close attention paid to every detail, at fair and affordable prices.

We will help you create a meaningful tribute to a unique life. Leading your family step-by-step through a challenging time would be our honor and privilege.


Helen Schmidt

Helen V. Schmidt, 93, formerly of Ferndale and Hellertown, PA passed away Wednesday, December 27, 2023 in Vienna, VA where she had resided for the last thirteen years.

She was born January 1, 1930 in Brainards, NJ and was a daughter of the late Joseph and Helen Hesko Verastko. Helen was also raised by her aunt and uncle, the late Catherine and Henry Hawk.

Helen was a 1948 graduate of Phillipsburg High School and for eight years worked in the Phillipsburg Board of Education office. While living in Vienna, she was a member of Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church. Prior to that she had been a member of St. Theresa of the Child of Jesus Catholic Church, Hellertown and St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Ottsville, PA.

She is survived by three daughters, Susan Krawczyk, Karen Schmidt and Jacqueline Schmidt (Thomas Crossan), all of Virginia; seven grandchildren and one great grandson. She was preceded in death by her husband, John "Jack", who died in 2014.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, January 4, 2023 at 11:30 a.m. in St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 4050 Durham Rd., Ottsville, PA. Interment in St. John the Baptist Cemetery. Friends may call at the church, Thursday, from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the mass. Memorial contributions may be made to American Legion Post #399, PO Box 26, Ferndale, PA 18921 or to Shepherd's Center of Northern Virginia, 541 Marshall Rd. SW, Vienna, VA 22180.