George Snyder

August 16, 1932 ‒ January 01, 2020

Delaware, Ohio

Georg Snyder 87, of Delaware went home to be with his loving wife Alice in heaven on January 1, 2020 at the Riverside Methodist Hospital, surrounded by his loving sons, and grandchildren.

George was born August 16, 1932 in Jackson, Ohio the son of the late Hiram & Sarah (Bennett ) Snyder. George attended high school until he was 15, when his father unexpectedly passed away, and he had to take care of his mother, so he worked until the age of 17, he then convinced his mom to let him join the United States Army. He served 3 years in the Army during the Korean Conflict before his Honorable Discharge in 1953.

George returned from the Army and began working as a carpenter for a local business owner. He had a hand in building parts of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, The Ohio State University Stadium, several Ohio Wesleyan University buildings, The Columbus Boy’s Academy Aquatics Center. He eventually worked his way up to becoming a Superintendent before his retirement. George was also a member of the Carpenter Union Local 200.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife Alice Dean Snyder in 2007 after 54 loving years of marriage, he was also preceded in death by brother Samford Snyder; half-brother James Smith.

Left to cherish his memory are sons Jim (Karen) and Rick (Yanbin) Snyder; grandchildren James (Andrew Kendall), Joshua (Cristie), Jessica (Jake McCaffrey) , Allison Snyder; great- granddaughter Delaney Snyder; sister in-law Wilma Smith; extended brother in-law Andy Sun; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

George was a proud man who never quit, he did things his way until the very end. He enjoyed fishing, and hunting. He enjoyed planting his vegetable garden every year, and was particularly proud of the green beans that he grew. He never wasted anything, and if the harvest was good and bountiful, he would can what was left over from the season.  George’s greatest achievement in life was everything he did, from marrying the love of his life, to raising his two sons, to serving in country in a time of war, and expecially building his last two homes (with help from his sons). His family will remember him as the relentless, loving, and caring husband, father, grandfather, and veteran that he was.

Friends may call from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm on Sunday, January 5, 2020 at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive, (formerly 1510 West William Street) Delaware, and a half-hour before the 11:30 funeral service on Monday, January 6, 2020 officiated by Celebrant Ed Schlote. Burial will follow at Cheshire Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may made to St. Jude’s Children Hospital, 1st St. Jude Building, P.O. Box 1000, Dept 142, Memphis, TN 38148

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  • To Rick Snyder:

    Our deepest sympathies to you and your family on the loss of your father, George Snyder. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this time.

    Your Co-Workers at Pacific Press/Multipress

  • Rick,

    We are so sorry to hear about the Loss of your dad. We loved hearing the stories you would tell. He was such a character. He was so lucky to have you. We know you will miss him immensely. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. We are holding you and your family close to our hearts the next couple days, as we are sorry we cant be with you at this difficult time.

    Ty, Karen & Family

  • To Jim

    My thoughts are with you. I am glad I had the pleasure of several days of fishing with you and your Dad . He will be missed.

  • Jim, Karen, and family,

    We enjoyed getting to know George over the years and he was a remarkable man. One of his greatest gifts was his love and loyalty to his family. He passed this on to you by living it daily. Sometimes the exterior was gruff but that love was there to see and feel. He was proud of you.

    It is hard to lose a parent, no matter the circumstances. You have been a strong and comforting presence in his life and will continue to be there for those left behind. That is the best gift you and your brother and families gave to George. You showed up for him.

    Blessings on you all as you celebrate his life and memory.

    Lois and Ray Vankat
    Tacoma, WA

  • Rick, very sorry for the loss of your father be glad you had him all the years you did you guys had a lot of fun together.

  • To Rick and Jim and families:

    So sorry to learn of your Dad’s passing. We have lots of memories of him and your Mother over the years. Unfortunately, Dick and I are both unable to express our condolences in person, but want to let you know that we will miss your Dad. He was a great man who loved his family. May the Lord be with all of you during this difficult
    time. Blessings! Dick and Lois Brown

  • Jim,

    We were so sorry to hear about your Dad. He was a great guy. He helped us when we were building our home and you came and worked with him as a helper. Saw him a couple of years ago at Walmart and he was still the same George. We really appreciated his friendship and work he did on our home. We are praying for you and the family at this difficult time.

    Terry and Janet Brenneman