Service measured not by GOLD,
                           but by the GOLDEN RULE

Service measured not by GOLD,
          but by the GOLDEN RULE


John G SNYDER, 79, of Wooster, OH, passed away March 23, 2019 after fighting a long battle of Lewy Body Dementia.
John was born in Weston, WV on July 6, 1939, son of Carl and Mabel Knicely Snyder.
On April 28, 1960, John married Ethel Roberts, she survives.
He was a 1957 graduate of Lewis County High School.   John retired from Sprint Phone Company after 37 years of service.
In addition to his beloved wife Ethel, he is survived by son, Gary (Jennifer) Snyder of Lodi, son Jeffery (Helen) Snyder of Wooster, daughter Susan (Kevin) Carpenter of Weston, WV and daughter Quintina (Mike) Dowd of Wooster.   John loved his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Melissa Leavitt, Abby Snyder, Haley Snyder, Justin Snyder, Hannah Dowd, Morgan Snyder, Madison Snyder, Samuel Albrecht, and Jocelynn Lamp and his siblings Neil Snyder of Massillon, Denny (Jan) Snyder of Weston, WV, and Carol (Randy) Chapman of Jane Lew, WV.
John was an avid sports fan.   His favorite teams were the Cleveland Browns and the West Virginia Mountaineers.   John’s family was his pride and joy.   All of these he loved and touched him very deeply.
John was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Burton, Jerry and Terry Snyder and a daughter Pamela Snyder.
At John’s request there will be no visitation and a private celebration of his life with immediate family will be held.
McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster,  is assisting the family.
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  1. Dearest Snyder family,
    My deepest condolences to you all on John passing. I will forever remember his smile when he sees me or hears my voice. And how he’d wave at me when I wave at him. It was a long and hard battle for him. I pray he is at peace. Thinking of you all in this time of loss. Romona K.

  2. Ethel, Sorry to hear of your loss. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

  3. I will really miss John…Being a fellow WVU Mountaineer fan,I will miss seeing him decked out in his Mountaineer shirts…May GOD be with the family during this time of loss and extreme grief is my prayer…

  4. Jeff, Helen, and Justin so sorry to hear of your loss. Our hearts go out to you and your family at this difficult time. We will be keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers.

  5. Dear Michael & family,
    I am saddend to hear of the loss of your father-in-law. Please accept my sympathy and sincerest wishes for comfort for your wife and daughter. Thank you for your strength in consoling them.
    with warm regards,

  6. Ethel,
    So sorry to hear of your loss. My heart go out to you and your family at this difficult time. I will be keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers.

  7. We are so sorry for your loss, we really enjoyed seeing John and Ethel.

  8. Wishing you strength and peace during this difficult time. Please accept my heartfelt sympathies for your loss.


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