Douglas "Doug" James Snyder

Birth Date: 
Monday, December 29, 1969
Date of Passing: 
Friday, November 27, 2020

Douglas (Doug) James Snyder, age 50, of Seville, Ohio lost his battle to metastatic melanoma on November 27, 2020. He was born on December 29, 1969 in Wooster to mom Dottie Snyder (she survives) and dad Jim Snyder (who pre-deceased him only 13 days prior).

Doug leaves behind his devoted long-term partner and wife of three years, Beth Snyder, and her children Maegan (married to Wally) Gribble, Tori Swope, and Chelsea (married to Rossi) Repucci. He was known as “Douger” to Beth’s six grandchildren: Olivia, Owen, Ava, Jaylie, Fitz, and Arabella. Doug also leaves behind sister Debbie (married to James) Welch, a niece Nicole Welch, and a nephew Luke Welch of Westport, Connecticut, along with aunts, uncles, and cousins on both sides of the family chain.

Doug graduated from Wittenberg University with a B.A. in Business and followed in his dad’s footsteps in the construction industry. Most recently, he was an Estimator/Project Manager for Majestic Excavating in Seville.

In his free time, Doug was on the golf course playing the game he loved. He was an accomplished golfer with a low handicap and won many a friendly bets against his peers. Doug’s other passion was his dogs; he rescued many companions from shelters in his short life. The saying dogs are a “man’s best friend” was certainly true for him.

Doug was also a sports fanatic. He enjoyed playing football, baseball, and frisbee for hours with friends old and new on the beach, field or street – throwing and catching with his ‘gifted’ hands. He also loved watching and talking about both college and professional sports. He analyzed every statistic and could challenge the best with his vast knowledge of the games.                  

During this unbelievable time of loss for the Snyder family, they are consoled by the thought of father and son together above taking care of one another.

With responsibility and cautiousness in mind, a decision has been made for no calling hours or funeral services at this time. Cremation has taken place and a memorial tribute will be scheduled for a later date for family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to The Wayne County Community Foundation (517 North Market Street, Wooster, Ohio 44691) in Doug’s memory. The funds will be disbursed between The Boys and Girls Club of Wooster and local animal shelters.

McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home (216 East Larwill Street, Wooster) is honored with serving the family.

Online condolences may be left for the family at

Memorial Contributions: 

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to The Wayne County Community Foundation (517 North Market Street, Wooster, Ohio 44691) in Doug’s memory. The funds will be disbursed between The Boys and Girls Club of Wooster and local animal shelters.


A memorial tribute will be scheduled for a later date for family and friends


Oh Dottie, God bless you and your family. We are so sorry and are praying for comfort! Mark & Lori

We love Doug and the entire Snyder family. Doug and Jim are together now. Jane is baking the beat cookies ever for them.

A lot of great memories growing up with Doug. He was a competitor at everything. My sincere condolences to the entire family.

Dottie and family- we have kept you in our prayers ever since hearing of Jim’s passing and now Doug’s. We know you are a woman of faith and we send much love to you. Rest in God’s embrace right now- He has them safely home. All our love.

There are no words to express the loss of this amazing man. Doug will be dearly missed by many. God bless Doug and his family.

There are just no words to express this incredible sadness that you must be feeling. May wonderful memories help you through these times.

Dottie So sorry about Doug. God comfort Dottie.

Dottie we are so very sad to hear of Doug’s passing!! Our prayers are with you all!! John and Jane Murphy

Dottie our prayers are sent to you all in this unbelievable time of sadness!

Please accept my condolences. I cannot imagine how difficult this time is for all of you.

Please accept my condolences. I had enjoyed reconnecting with Doug. All of you are in my thoughts.

May memories envelope you like a warm blanket and may you feel God hold you in the palm of his hand. Praying for your peace. Doug will be missed.

Rest In Peace Doug. Dottie, you have my deepest sympathy. I have many good memories of playing sports with Doug growing up. May God grant you peace during this time of bereavement.

My heart is heavy with sadness at the losses you have endured. There are just no words to comfort you at this time. Father and Son together is hopefully some comfort to you. I pray for comfort for you in the days ahead..

Dear Dottie and Debbie,
My deepest sympathy to you in the loss of Jim and Doug. Praying that you will find some comfort and peace in the loving memories of them and in the knowledge that father and son are together. My heart and prayers go out to you as you go forward each day. With love and sympathy.

Very saddened a couple weeks ago in hearing of the loss of Jimbo and now this, I can't even begin to imagine the pain and emptiness felt. I remember the first time I met Doug in 3rd grade when our family moved to Wooster. He made me feel so welcome and comfortable right away. Dearly miss that we lost touch after high school and my deepest of sympathies go out to you during this time of the loss of both Jim and Doug. Memories abound every-time I pass Metz Rd on my way to Wooster from Creston. Ironically I recently am recovering from stage 3 melanoma having a inguinal lymph node dissection just 4 weeks ago and blessed to say I am presently cancer free and starting immunotherapy this Wednesday. Words fall short of expressing my sorrow for your losses and definitely share your grief at this difficult time with deep sympathy and condolences, I have many great childhood memories growing up with Doug and your family! Dougs memories will always be in my heart as he touched so many lives, wishing you both as much peace as possible during this time of sorrow.

Dottie - My deepest sympathy to you and your extended family. I wish you comfort and peace during this trying time. God bless you.

From our family, Dottie, to your family, we send our love, sincere sympathy, and endless comfort. We are all so sorry and will miss Doug and Jim.

My thoughts and prayers go out to you all. I had a lot of good times with Doug. He will be missed by many.

Prayers and heart felt sorrow for you losses to you and family. Your friends from Central Christian Church, John and Helen

We are so sorry for the loss of your son.
Our prayers are with you and your family.

Dottie ~I was heartbroken to hear about the loss of Jim & Doug. When I think back to days at WHS with Doug, I see a kind person with a good heart who was quick with a joke and a smile and I will always remember him that way. Words fall short of expressing my sorrow. My condolences. -Brett & Melissa Burdno

I was saddened to hear about the loss of Jim and Doug. I have many memories of Doug, back in the days of WHS football. Thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family!
Melissa Schneider Radich

Dottie, I was saddened to hear of Jim’s passing, and had a card addressed to Doug, this is heartbreaking. Please lean on those around you during this time. Can’t imagine

I am so sorry to hear about Doug and his father’s passing. I remember playing football with Doug - who always seemed to have a quiet and confident smile. I’m sure he will be greatly missed. I pray for peace and comfort to his family and friends. ❤️

Dottie (Mrs. Snyder), Debbie and Beth, my deepest sympathies to you all. I am wishing you strength and love to surround you now and always. I will always remember Doug as devastatingly handsome, with a smile for miles, a great athlete and a funny and kind guy. May he rest in quiet peace.

My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Dottie, I am so sorry for your loss of your son. You & your family are in my thoughts during this sad time.

Beth, with great sadness, we send our prayers and sympathy to you and Doug's family. What sadness all must be experiencing after just losing Doug's father.

Dear Dotty,
Again, too soon, we are sending love and prayers for comfort in your loss. I know Doug chose to not do more treatment and I admire his courage. I did not know him and was amazed by how much he looks like his dad. We will hold you and your family close as you deal with this loss.
Linda and Dave

We are saddened by this news. We send you our love and deepest sympathies. May his memory be eternal.

Dear Dottie, I am grieving for you with this double loss to cope with. I am so very sorry and can only hope that the rest of your family will give you comfort in this terribly trying time. Sending you hugs from Austria,
Your old neighbor from the corner of Bever and Pearl St,
Anne Trump Preier

Dottie; Knowing the disease that you dealt with Jim, your partner and loving husband and now the death of your son Doug. I know you are very faithful and God well give peace and rest. You were a great caregiver and I am sorry for the passing of these family members. Dottie peace be with you.

Dottie, this is unbearable news. My heart is so with you and your family.

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