Saturday, May 16th, 2015
S.K. Charles Snethkamp
S.K. Charles Anthony William Snethkamp "Tony," 69, of St. Marys, died 11:15 A.M. on May 15, 2015 at Vancrest of St. Marys. He was born December 29, 1945 in Celina OH to Carl and Virgina (Dine) Snethkamp.
Survivors include a sister, Josie Goodwin, Dayton, OH; a brother, James (Ruth Ann) Snethkamp, St. Marys; four nieces, Missy Wallace, Nancy Henne, Sally Moore, and Emily Rasor, in the Dayton Area; two nephews, Scott (Jennifer) Snethkamp, St. Marys and Steve (Lindsey) Snethkamp, Hilliard, OH.
Tony was preceded in death by his parents and his brother William Snethkamp.
Tony was a 1964 graduate of St. Marys Memorial High School and he attended Northwestern College. He served his country in the U.S. Army Engineer Corp during the Vietnam War. He was stationed at Fort Belvoir, VA, where he achieved the rank of E-4 as a hydraulics instructor. He retired from Minster Machine Company after 37 years of service.
He was very active in the Knights of Columbus and became a Worthy Sir Knight of the K of C St. Gasper del Bufalo Assembly serving in Ohio as well as the St. Jude Assembly in Florida.
Tony enjoyed helping people, especially the elderly. He attended Mass daily at St. Sebastian, Holy Rosary, St. Aloysius, St. Johns, San Pedro and Holy Redeemer. His hobbies included, horseback riding, canoeing, chess, numerous board games, and gardening.
Tony was an accomplished percussionist; he played drums in the St. Marys Memorial Marching Band, the school dance band and attended many drum contests. He went on to play with several local bands to include the Stevely Combo, Roode Orchestra, Moonlighters, and the Iron Men.
Visitation hours will be from 3-7 on Monday, May 18, 2015. There will be a prayer service at 7:00 pm in the Cisco Funeral Home of St. Marys, located at 1175 E. Greenville Rd.
Mass of Christian burial will begin at 11:00 am on Tuesday in the Holy Rosary Church, St. Marys with Fr. Barry Stechschulte, officiating. Burial will follow at Gethsemane Cemetery, St. Marys.
Contributions can be made to Holy Rosary Catholic Church, St. Marys for Mass intentions, K of C St. Marys, K of C St. Gasper del Bufalo Assembly, and St. Marys Lake Improvement Association.
Please leave a condolence to the family @ www.ciscofuneralhome.com.