Wednesday, October 14th, 2009
Robert E. Snyder, 77, of St. Marys and Inverness, Fla., formerly of Celina and Union City, died Oct. 3, 2009, while on vacation in Bammental, Germany.
He was born Jan. 23, 1932, in Ansonia to Charles E. and Blanche M. Dillon Snyder. On Aug. 1, 1957, he married Carol L. Alt, who survives.
Other survivors are three sons, Guy (Emiko) Snyder, Lebanon, Rhett (Cindy) Snyder, Celina, and Todd (Cindy) Snyder, Anna; four daughters, Cassandra (Ron) Dorsten, Celina, Christine (Joe) Acker, Inverness, Fla., Roberta (Todd Richardson) Snyder, Grand Island, Neb., Valerie (David) Richard, Westerville; three sisters, Alice Schneider, Urbana, Etta (Gene) Hart, Union City, Ind., and Marjorie Morse, Union City; a brother, William (Marilyn) Snyder, Knoxville, Tenn.; and 23 grandchildren.
Deceased is a sister, Anne Boze.
He retired after 30 years from the Westinghouse Corporation, Lima, where he worked in quality control. He and his wife were the proprietors of the former Snyder Travel Agency, St. Marys. He also operated an excavating business in Union City and an upholstery shop in Celina. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus, both in Celina, and the Tri-Squares dance club, St. Marys. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served as a military policeman during the Korean War.
Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. Richard Riedel officiating. Burial, with full military graveside rites, will be at Riverside Cemetery, Rockford.
Calling is 3-8 p.m. Friday and after 9 a.m. Saturday at the Miller Funeral Home & Cremation Service, St. Marys.
Contributions may be made to the church, St. Vincent DePaul Society or St. Teresa's Catholic Church.
Condolences may be left at www.millerfuneralhomes.net.