Michael B. “Snowman” Snow

November 10, 1950 ‒ May 06, 2020

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Michael B. “Snowman” Snow passed away on May 6, 2020 at his home.  He was born on November 10, 1950 to the late Arthur D. Snow and Doris (Morrison) Snow.

Mike was a 1969 graduate of Mount Vernon High School and then enlisted and served his country in the US Navy sailing the World on the USS Shangri-La Aircraft Carrier where he crossed the equator.  He loved fishing the Lakes of Minnesota where he went on family vacations. Mike worked for Cooper Energy Services, Rolls Royce and Siemens and retired in 2017 with 30 years of dedicated service. He loved Myrtle Beach, SC, the Kentucky Derby, casinos and buying scratch off lottery tickets where he was actually very successful.

The greatest thing in life that Mike conquered was cancer. He was diagnosed with Stage 4 throat cancer back in 2015. With constant guidance from his brother and sister, he went thru many sessions of daily radiation and weekly chemo sessions and was in remission.

Mike was an avid bowler, poker player and most of all loved golfing.  In fact, he won his last golf game that he played on April 25th.  Mike also loved that Old Time Rock and Roll.

Mike is survived by his brother, Dick (Joanne) Snow; sister, Cheryl (Curtis) Olson; nieces, Anne (Seth) Bulan, Patty (Ben) Arrigo; Sibly Olson-Poland (Alex Kinsman)  and Jarrod Olson; great nephews, Charlie Arrigo, Joey Arrigo, Colm Crotty and Conon Crotty; his former companion and good friend, Carol (Ackerman) Rine; and his best friends, Roland (Jackie) Hanna and George (Cathy) Horlacher.

In honor of Mike’s wishes, there will be no funeral service.  A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, November 4,  2020 in Mound View Cemetery.

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The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Michael B. “Snowman” Snow.

  • My sympathies to Mike’s family. I always enjoyed spending time with and talking to him. I will always remember when many years ago he would come visit because he knew I would be watching The Young and Restless. He was a great guy and will be missed by many. RIP Mike.

  • Cheryl:
    Deepest sympathy to you and your family. I did not know your brother but I heard a lot about him over the years. My dad, Jamie House, worked with your dad at PPG. Keep memories close to your heart.

    Terri House Young

    • Thank you for your thoughts Terri Jimmy and Erma were 2 of my favorite people and I KNOW they were mom and dads. Thanks again

    • Hi William & Sherrie. I know I have not met you but I know if you knew Mike you were 2 special people. Thanks for your thoughts and prayers
      Dick & Joanne and Curtis and Cheryl

  • I played poker with Snowman many times over the past 10 years. He was a great player (annoyingly aggressive!) and great guy to be around. I’m grateful to have met him and had the opportunity to sit across the table from him. He will be remembered by many as one of the greats in the poker community.

    • Hi Patrick. So you think Mike was (annoyingly agressive too) I will sure miss this about him but because I was his little sister someone had to take it. Thanks for your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

      Dick and Joanne Snow
      Curtis and Cheryl Olson

  • I too played poker with Snowman for many years. He was a constant figure there. He often was there to the end of the night. He loved having a good laugh. I always love his hot cars too. He would always thank me for bringing food to a game. I will miss him.

    • Hi Belinda, Thanks for thinking of us during this difficult time and knowing that you will miss Mike. He was sure a great guy and you know what I loved his fast cars too and that rock and roll music playing as we went down the road. Especially go over to the Ariel Foundation Park concerts.

    • Hi Jennifer. Thank you for thinking of us during the loss of our brother Mike.
      Dick & Joanne Snow
      Curtis & Cheryl Olson

    • Scott, What can I say. You have been a good friend to me for many years. Thanks for thinking of us during this difficult time.

      Curtis & Cheryl Olson
      Dick & Joanne Snow

  • We shared many things with Mike – parties, bowling, golfing, poker playing, watching sports, vacations or just hanging out. He was a great guy and he will be missed. Glad he was part of our lives.Roland & Jackie

    • Hey Ro and Jackie, What can I say other than I know you were Mike’s best friends forever. We have shared alot of laughs and alot of tears. Thanks for all you have done and we will keep in touch. Thank you again Roland for getting in touch with me last Wednesday. May God Bless both of you.

      Curtis & Cheryl Olson and Dick & Joanne Snow

  • So sorry hear about Mike. We were in High school together, I was a year ahead, but I still got blamed for some of Mike’s actions, all turned out good, because I think he took the blame for some of mine. We had good times. Michael R, Snow

  • Hi Mike. Thanks for thinking of us during this time. Mike was sure a great guy as I am sure you are too. Got a chuckle because I bet you were both ornery in school. Hope to see you at some family reunions.
    Curtis & Cheryl Olson
    Dick & Joanne Snow

  • Our thoughts & prayers to Mike’s family. We remember him as a friendly & happy person. We enjoyed playing cards with him. He will be missed. God’s peace to you.
    Sincerely, Dan & Sue Cochran

    • Hi Dan & Sue. Thank you so much for your thoughts and prayers at the loss of our wonderful brother Mike. I’m sure glad you enjoyed playing cards with him because I didn’t he always beat the snot out of me and would sit there and laugh. We will surely miss him more than anyone can imagine. Thanks again.

      Dick & Joanne Snow
      Curtis & Cheryl Olson

  • Dick and Joanne, So sorry for your loss. Mike and I worked together for many years and he had a great sense of humor. He was a good golfer and I was not but we still enjoyed each others company when we were playing. I did not realize that he and Dick were brothers. Mike will be missed.
    Ben Rayburn

    • Hi Ben. Thank you for thinking of us during the loss of our dear brother Mike. Yes he did have a great sense of humor as long as he didn’t have to deal with that cell phone that he vowed to me that he didn’t need, but loved once he got accustomed to it. He even learned to text after throwing it across the room a few times. Then he started teaching others how to text. Imagine that. And yes I know its hard to believe that he was Dick’s little brother and I am his little sister if you ever come thru McDonalds on Newark Rd in the mornings. That nice lady at the back drive thru is Mike’s little sister. As far as his golfing he was great. I always used to tell him I’d rather bowl, the ball comes back to you. Thanks again for thinking of us during this time.

      Dick & Joanne Snow
      Curtis & Cheryl Olson

  • I am so sorry to hear about Mike’s passing. Hadn’t seen him since he was in his 20’s? Can’t get over how much he looked like his mother. I am sure he will be missed by family and his friends. Sounds like he took after your dad. Remember he was the oronry one!

    • Hi Elaine, Thank you so much for thinking of us at this time. Was a great guy and we will miss him with all our hearts. He does look like mom in some ways, but I really do think he looked like dad and acted like him at times too. Thanks again.
      Dick & Joanne Snow and Curtis & Cheryl Olson

  • Deepest sympathies to your family. I have known Mike for many years. He was always fun to be around always laughing and joking and just being a jester. I have utmost respect for him. So glad to have known him. I even remember the old party van with the carpet on the inside and OH MY.. Years ago seems like yesterday. So sorry for your loss. Sending my love and prayers. Penny Young

    • Hi Penny, Thanks for thinking of us during this time of Mike’s passing. I know he was always a great friend of yours. He used to tell me the stories and we would both chuckle. I know you guys go way back, especially when you talk about the party van. Blue & white VW if I remember right.
      Thanks again Penny,

      Love, Curtis & Cheryl Olson and Dick and Joanne Snow

  • Cheryl, sorry to here about your brother passing. Thoughts and prayers are with you .

    • Hi Donna, Thanks for thinking of us during Mike’s passing. I will sure miss him. He was a wonderful guy and always liked giving me a hard time especially when I tried my best to look out for him. Thanks again. Hope to see your smiling face at McDonalds. You always give me a reason to smile.

      Love, Curtis & Cheryl Olson and Dick & Joanne Snow

  • Cheryl, Lisa & I want to express our deepest condolences for the loss of your brother. This is devastating but you will bounce back from it. To that end you have an open invitation to come sit on our couch, porch or by the pond and let loose anytime.

    Your almost brother,
    Elton Easterday

    • Hi Elton. What can I say. You have been a great friend to me for so many years. In fact one of the best bosses ever. Thanks so much to you & Lisa thinking of us during this time. We will get together soon. I have so many irons in the fire right now. When I do come out I may have to bring my sleeping bag because we’ll be up all night with stories and I know you will give me that look like you always use to when you couldn’t believe what I was saying. Thanks again my dear friend. I still smile when I surprised you at breakfast up at the Fredericktown cafe. I was so excited to get to see you. I will have to bring home one of your bottles of homemade wine for my brother and sister-in-law to try out. They are the big wine testers of Mt. Vernon.

      Love, Curtis & Cheryl Olson and Dick & Joanne

  • Rest In Peace Dear Friend, We were saddened to read about Mike’s passing. We have lost another one of our Cooper Family. Mike was always such a great guy to work with, and he will be missed by family and friends who had the pleasure of knowing him. We are sending our deepest sympathy and friendship to all. Sincerely, Susie and Dick Huggins/Fredericktown

    • Hi Richard and Susan, Thank you so much for thinking of us during this time of Mike’s passing. He will be greatly missed not only by his family but by many of his friends. I have heard from many of his Cooper/Rolls/Siemens co-workers. We are planning a celebration of life service for Mike when it gets warmer. I will put a notice in the Mt. Vernon News. I hope to see you there. Thanks again

      Curtis & Cheryl Olson and Dick & Joanne Snow

  • Cheryl I am so sorry about Mike. I am sending my deepest sympathy to you and your family. God bless you ❤️❤️❤️

    • Hi Cathy, Thank you so much for thinking of us during this time of Mike’s passing. I think of you and Mike often and hope all is well for both of you. You and I go back so many years and I cherish those memories so much. I was always that pain in the neck little sister to you too. Thanks again.

      Curtis & Cheryl Olson and Dick & Joanne Snow