Tyson M. Snyder

Birth Date: 
Wednesday, November 20, 1985
Date of Passing: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

WOOSTER — Tyson M. Snyder, 32, of Wooster, was rescued by the sovereign hand of his sweet Savior from the wreckage of a helicopter accident on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, in Toledo, Ohio.

Born November 20th 1985, at Orrville Memorial Hospital. Tyson was a 2004 Graduate of Wooster High School.  Tyson served our country through the United States Marine Corps for eight years under the (NBC) Nuclear Bio-Chemical Defense position. USMC –Tyson Snyder  served proudly in two tours in Iraq and Afghanistan along with 1st Platoon, Echo Company, 1st Battalion, 14th Marine Regiment, Marine Wing Support Group 37 (Reinforced), 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing. He was highly decorated with several medals, awards, badges and achievements during those two tours. Tyson attained the ranking of USMC Sergeant.

After serving in the Marines, Tyson obtained his degree and CFI training (Certified Flight Instructor) from Guidance Aviation in Prescott Arizona where he became a commercial helicopter pilot. Formerly employed with Paratus Air in Port Clinton Ohio; Tyson gave tours over Lake Erie and instructed fellow pilots in training. With much experience; in 2017 Tyson earned his dream career with Vista 1 Inc. out of Wayne County. Tyson was overjoyed to be closer to his family and serve as a pilot doing Arial utility transmission inspections along with First Energy contractors.

Tyson will be dearly missed and survived by the love of his life, Kalli M. Hugus of Wooster, his grieving parents, William J. Snyder and Julie A. Snyder (Viar) of Wooster along with his loving sister Ashley N. (Josh) Escola and his adored nephew Maxton, and niece Roslyn of Massillon. He is also survived by his loving dog Walter. Tyson had many close friends and family that loved his presence and are sharing this grief along with his family. He is proceeded in death by his Grandfather, William (Bill) Snyder, grandmother, Shirley M. Viar and Uncle, Jon M. Viar.

In Tyson's short 32 years here, he made many laugh to the point of tears and internal pain. He was great at impersonating people (especially his mother) and humoring loved ones while spontaneously quoting funny movie lines. Tyson loved dancing, golfing, Tito's vodka, moonshine, and all of the Ohio sports teams. He was depressed for the Cleveland Browns, but would relieve stress by shooting guns, riding dirt bikes, playing black jack, and gold mining with Kalli out west- (with unrealistic hopes of getting suddenly rich). He loved Christmas and he loved celebrating holidays with loved ones. Tyson celebrated the 4th with overly-priced, dramatic/ dangerous fireworks. Tyson had a meticulous pallet: He was known to traditionally buy/eat chocolate cake on the Marine Corps Birthday, he often had random cravings for cafeteria food, Military MRE's and craved cupcakes for breakfast, yet he despised Indian Cuisine. He couldn't stand Mariah Carey, but was slightly obsessed with the newest Taylor Swift album. Tyson was unique, gifted and one of a kind; he loved deeply, laughed often, cried little, loved life and loved Jesus.

Tyson will be missed. Fly high. Semper Fidelis.

"For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 8:38-39.

Friends will be received Sunday, Jan. 21 from 2-6 p.m. at McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster, where funeral services will be held Monday, Jan. 22 at 11:30 a.m. with Pastor Vince DiDato and Pastor Nathan McWherter officiating.  Burial will be in Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Seville.

Memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warriors Project, PO Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com.

 

Memorial Contributions: 

Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675

Visitation: 

Sunday, January 21, 2018 from 2-6:00 p.m. at the funeral home

Service: 

Monday, January 22, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. at the funeral home

Condolences

I am so sorry for your loss.Prayers are with you and your family.

So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and all your family

Our Thoughts and prayers are with your whole family. Words can not express the sadness. Tyson will be greatly missed. Apparently the Lord has great plans for him in heaven. Much Love !

I’m so sorry for your great loss! Please know that I have been holding your family up in prayer to our great Heavenly Father who sees every tear that falls. I’m praying for His great peace that surpasses understanding to surround and comfort you.

We are grieving with you at this difficult time. May our Lord Jesus comfort you as only He can. Much love and prayer.

Our sincere prayers on your loss

HEARTFELT SYMPATHY ON YOUR TRAGIC LOSS OF SUCH A WONDERFUL YOUNG MAN . OUR FAMILY IS PRAYING FOR YOUR COMFORT DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME. MAY THE ANGELS OF GOD WRAP YOU ALL IN PEACE AND HELP GUIDE YOU THROUGH THESE DARK DAYS .

My deepest condolences to all of Tyson's family and friends. I will keep you all in my prayers. I sincerely appreciate Tyson's service to our great country and I'm so sad that this accident took him from the world. R.I.P. Tyson, and Thank You.

We extend our heartfelt sympathies to all of Tyson’s family, friends, and especially Kalli. He is dearly missed.

Though I allowed time, life, personal differences, and trivial disagreements to separate us for the last several years (for which I am truly sorry, regretful, and heartbroken), I will never forget Tyson and the lasting impact he had on my past, present, and my future. He was a phenomenal person and friend, who touched the lives of many. Tyson will be missed by all that knew him and he will forever be present in my heart and memories. My wife, daughter, and I are all sending our prayers that the Lord will bring comfort, peace, and strength to his family and loved ones during this time of unimaginable grief and pain. My heartfelt condolences go out to those that knew him best and loved him most. As difficult and painful as Tyson’s passing is, I trust that Jesus will use his life and our memories of him as beacons of light in our hearts and minds during this dark time. I will miss you Tyson, my old friend, and I hope that you will forgive me for my past failures throughout our friendship. I will patiently await the day that we can embrace once more and reminisce together in Heaven.

We are so sorry. We have been praying for all of you.

I'm sorry for your loss your family will be in our prayers .

No words can express the sorrow you feel, my prayers are with all involved in Tyson's life. Tyson was a great man and I am glad I had the opportunity to know him in life as a class mate and friend in high school. You will always be remembered Tyson, rest in peace and watch over us.

Jeff, Julie, and Ashley,
I was driving on my way to work Tuesday morning, listening to NPR when my breath was taken away. Julia and I had been talking the night before after seeing the news report on TV. I told her the site was close to my grandparents farm. I remember as a child passing under those power lines and seeing the Turnpike from the farm. It's so flat out there. Julia asked if there was any way they could have possibly saved themselves. The next morning, as the NPR report continued, a name was mentioned- from Wooster, it said. It took a second to register. Oh, my God. The pilot was Ty. My heart sank. It hasn't recovered yet, but cannot compare to the devastation you must feel.
I remember Ty- running around church, around home, riding dirt bikes. There was no slow, quiet setting on Ty, was there? A force of nature. I ask myself if there can be any- any-solace knowing he died doing what he loved. I don't know right now.
Julia's and my hearts go out you. I am sending this to you now since I will be unable to attend the funeral. But know that I will be there in spirit and am praying for you. No parent should ever suffer the loss of a child. May God hold you and bear you up through your faith and the presence of family and precious friends- now, and for however long it takes.
-Patrick Dunster

Jeff, Julie, and Ashley,
I was driving on my way to work Tuesday morning, listening to NPR when my breath was taken away. Julia and I had been talking the night before after seeing the news report on TV. I told her the site was close to my grandparents farm. I remember as a child passing under those power lines and seeing the Turnpike from the farm. It's so flat out there. Julia asked if there was any way they could have possibly saved themselves. The next morning, as the NPR report continued, a name was mentioned- from Wooster, it said. It took a second to register. Oh, my God. The pilot was Ty. My heart sank. It hasn't recovered yet, but cannot compare to the devastation you must feel.
I remember Ty- running around church, around home, riding dirt bikes. There was no slow, quiet setting on Ty, was there? A force of nature. I ask myself if there can be any- any-solace knowing he died doing what he loved. I don't know right now.
Julia's and my hearts go out you. I am sending this to you now since I will be unable to attend the funeral. But know that I will be there in spirit and am praying for you. No parent should ever suffer the loss of a child. May God hold you and bear you up through your faith and the presence of family and precious friends- now, and for however long it takes.
-Patrick Dunster

No words can say or help the grief you have; as we do not understand your loss. Please know we are praying for your family. We surround you with support and God wraps his arms around while Tyson watches from above. ❤️

I am so sorry for your loss. Take comfort knowing he is in a better place and is with his family. God bless you and your family. Sounds like you have a great guardian angel❤

I am so sorry for your loss. Take comfort knowing he is in a better place and is with his family. God bless you and your family. Sounds like you have a great guardian angel❤

May our Lord Jesus hold you closely in the days to come. So very sorry for your loss. You are thought of and being prayed for.

You have our heartfelt sympathy and prayers of hope that you all
can somehow get through your grief. May the love of Jesus be with you always.

Jeff, Julie and Ashley,
All I can say is that my heart is with you. I am remembering how energetic and funny Tyson was as
A little guy when we were kids. I have great memories of Christmas and family get togethers when all of us were together.
I rejoice in the fact that he is with the Lord Jesus, and for those of us who loves our Savior, we will be there too.
Together again - can’t wait for that awesome day. Will see you Sunday.

We cannot begin to express how sorry we are for your loss. Our words seem so inadequate. We pray you find comfort knowing how many lives your brave son touched. Peace be with you all.

All of us here at Pine Cove offer our condolences, strength and prayers. We are devastated by our loss of Tyson. We cannot comprehend your loss but share in it. He will always be remembered as a wonderful man from the community of Wooster.

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I want to extend my sensier condolences to the Snyder family for their great loss. I did not know him but I do remember growing up on n buckeye st. In Wooster as a child when the Viars lived across from us.my heart really hurts for your loss. But I know as well as you that we will see him again when Christ comes. May God be with you.

Ashley,
Our thoughts and prayers are for you and your family, may God's love and strength comfort you at this difficult time!
Sincere sympathy,
Marty & Su

Julie, Jeff and Ashley -
I was stunned to hear of your tremendous loss. My heart is breaking for all of you and there is no way to imagine your grief and pain. Sending prayers your way - for your Comforter to come and hold you in His loving arms. I know there are no words. Tyler is a much loved man - a life cut too short.

Thinking of you , Ashley and your family. So sorry to hear this news. Prayers are with you all ! He sounds like an amazing person.

Jeff and Julie,
Our hearts are broken for you at the loss of your beautiful boy. Our prayers are with you through this difficult journey. I'm just thankful that we are given peace by the promise of a joyous reunion with our loved ones given to us by our savior, Jesus. What a time to look forward to.
May his loving spirit comfort you too then.
Love, Debbie

Jeff, Julie & family,
Our hearts are so heavy for you as you go through this time. We are praying that your grief is mixed with hope and peace.
Tyson's voice will echo
In your memories you hold,
Through stories retold;
His love will touch you in spirit each day,
His life will be treasured in beautiful ways.
This was in a card I received ~ I loved these words & the truth they share!

Words cannot express the sorrow and pain I feel for the loss of Tyson. I’m praying for you and your family.

HOW YOU LIVE YOUR DASH
My husband, Jeff, went to school with Jeff.

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
I can say without a doubt that your son lived his dash well.

DASH

I read of a man who stood to speak

At the funeral of a friend.

He referred to the dates on his tombstone

from the beginning....to the end.

He noted that first came his date of birth

And spoke the following date with tears,

But he said what mattered most of all

Was the dash between those years.

For that dash represents all the time

That he spent alive on earth......

And now only those who loved him

Know what that little line is worth.

For it matters not, how much we own;

The cars....the house....the cash,

What matters is how we live and love

And how we spend our dash.

Sending you all heartfelt sympathies and condolences on the loss of Tyson. Lifting you up in prayer for healing and solace during this most difficult time.
Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of HIS Godly ones. Psalm 116:15

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. You have our deepest condolences.

Our hearts are with you today and always with the loss of Tyson. We can't imagine the pain of losing a child, but we do know that God is with you through this all. He will hold you tight when you feel alone, pick you up when you fall, and dry your tears by putting a smile on your face when you think of Tyson. Continue your walk with Him with the comfort that Tyson is doing amazing things right now. He had the dream job here on earth, but he is now living the dream with our Father! Bless you all.

Wish we had known him. So sorry for your loss. It has hit Tyler’s flying friends hard, to lose someone known so well. My son-in-law Brooke Preston is one of that group of helicopter pilots Tyler flew with at Put-in-Bay. May God’s Grace and Strength surround and embrace you during this awful loss.

Jeff, Julie, Ashley and family, we want to send you our deepest sympathy. It is very hard to imagine what you have been going through since the accident. Tyson gave back in so many ways and was such a good influence to those whose paths crossed his. The Lord will continue to use Tyson's life to further His Kingdom. You must be so proud. It's really neat that the memorial contributions will bless the Wounded Warriors Project in Tyson's name. We will continue to pray for God to shower you all with His love, peace, joy and healing for your family, as only He can do. The thought of Tyson being with Jesus brings a smile and a tear! Love and prayers!

Dearest Julie & Jeff & family, Know that I am grieving with you, as I know the loss of a child is the worst pain.
Also know that Tyson is now lovingly in the Hands of the Father. My prayers are with you for God's deep,
comforting love and peace to surround you and sustain you through the coming days. Little did we know, when
we played together as carefree children in the old Buckeye St. neighborhood, what life would have in store for
us. But God will lift us up and sustain us through it all. & I'm here if you need me, too. "Lean on me, when you're
not strong, & I'll be your friend, I'll help you carry on..."
Much Love, Warm Hugs & Many Prayers, your friend, Debbie

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