Richard Daniel “Dan” Snyder

September 16, 1943 ‒ August 30, 2019

Mount Vernon, Ohio
Formerly of Fredericktown, Ohio

Dan Snyder, age 75, of Mount Vernon, formerly of Fredericktown, died Friday August 30, 2019 at the Ohio Eastern Star Home. Dan was born September 16, 1943 in Mansfield and spent the greatest part of his lifetime in Fredericktown. He was one of sixty one graduates of the class of 1961 at Fredericktown High School. He attended The Ohio State University and graduated from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science.

Following graduation Dan returned to Fredericktown and managed the Snyder Funeral Home.

He was active in the community having served on the Fredericktown School Board, was a member of Thrall Masonic Lodge in Fredericktown, Clinton Chapter 226, Kinsman Council 76 and Clinton Commandery 5 Knights Templar; and Valley of Columbus Consistory Scottish Rite. He was past president of the Mount Vernon Rotary Club, former member of Baldwin Shrine, member and past president of the Old Homestead Club, and had served several years as a director on the board of First Knox National Bank.

Dan was an avid reader and loved to share a funny story with his friends. He could hold a conversation with anyone about anything. He enjoyed collecting various antiques and was recognized as a true judge of the authenticity of Currier and Ives prints. He had proudly served in the United States Marine Reserves. Dan enjoyed the outdoors and his favorite season was The Ohio State Football season.

Surviving is his wife of 43 years Susan (Hawkins) Snyder, his daughter Melissa Snyder of Florida, stepdaughter Lisa McAlexander of Urbana, granddaughter Emily Snyder of New York, his mother Helen (Wirick) Snyder of Mount Vernon; brothers Dennis (Diana) Snyder of Mount Vernon and Joseph (Beth) Snyder of Traverse City, Michigan; brothers-in-law Rick (Mary Jo) Hawkins of Mount Vernon and Jim (Pam) Hawkins of Houston; several nieces and nephews and his best friend and canine companion Boomer. Dan was preceded in death by his son Jon Snyder and father Richard A. Snyder.

Friends may call Tuesday from 4pm to 7pm at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 East High Street, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050. A funeral service honoring the life of Dan will be Wednesday at 2pm at the Fredericktown United Methodist Church with Rev. Richard Hasley officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Cemetery in Fredericktown.

Those who desire may make a memorial contribution in Dan’s name to the Fredericktown Alumni Scholarship Fund in care of the Knox County Foundation, PO Box 309, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.

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The Snyder Funeral Homes are honored to serve Dan Snyder’s family.



  • Susan, Helen, Dennis & Diana, Wes,
    Our sympathy. I will never forget how Dan spoke with confidence in such a broad range of topics – confidence, not arrogance. The conversation usually included something like “…well John Todd (he’s one of the few people who call me John Todd) I just finished reading a book about…” and his story continued about details of our topic. I will remember him as a student of history – who held in high regard those who strive to do the right thing: good and honorable folks. And I will remember his smile as genuine and his greeting always sincere. Again, our sympathy. Blessings,

  • Saddened to hear of Dan’s passing. He was Good man always greeting people with a caring heart. To all the Snyder family Bert and I extend our deepest heartfelt condolences.
    Earnie And Bertha Frazier

  • Our deepest sympathy to the Snyder family. Dan was always so friendly and he was probably one of the first people we met when we moved to Fredericktown. May your fond memories of Dan help you through this loss. There are many people who will remember Dan and smile. Sincerely, Susan and Dick Huggins/Fredericktown

  • To Susan and the Snyder family so sorry for you loss Your in my thoughts and prayers God Bless ! 🙏🙏🙏

  • Susan,
    So sorry to hear of Dan’s passing. I always enjoyed talking to him My heart is wishing you peace. Hugs, Denise

  • Susan and the Snyder family,
    My deepest condolences in the passing of Dan. May you all feel God’s power of comfort.

  • Susan, you and your family is in our thoughts and prayers. May you find comfort in knowing what a supportive, loving wife you were. 💔💔💔
    Love Ed and Sandy

  • In stopping out to Eastern Star Home Dan was resting. He and Dean graduated together. Susan and I both worked for City of Mt. Vernon. I enjoy playing euchre with Helen. He will be missed.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  • So very sorry to hear of Dan’s passing. He was a compassionate and positive part of the Fredericktown community and we were all better for him being there. Our sincere sympathy.

  • My deepest sympathy to Susan, Helen, Dennis, Joe and families. I will always remember Dan’s “gift” of conversation and story telling. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Susan, We are so sorry for your loss. We remember Dan fondly as very funny and always enjoying his company. Sending love and prayers. 🙏❤🙏 Liz and Dan Ralston

  • Sorry for your loss Dan was a very nice he will be deeply miss .Your in are prayers.

  • Dear Snyder Family, You have our sincere sympathy with the loss of Dan. Keeping you in thought and prayer. Sam ,Carleen Snell

  • Susan, I’m sorry to hear the passing of your husband Dan, I know you loved him deeply, and you took such great care of him for many years, you will be blessed for honoring him and your loyalty to him. I miss you so very much, always loved the classy lady that you are! I will definitely be praying for you in your time of grief! Love you always! Brenda

  • Deepest Sympathy to Susan and all the Snyder family. Dan was a very special man and will be greatly missed. We send thoughts and prayers your way.

  • To the Snyders,
    You are a very special family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
    With sympathy,
    Belinda Bishop Litt

  • To Susan, Helen, Dennis, Joe & Families –
    You’re in our thoughts & prayers as you go through this time of loss & grief. – Bill & Jan Mast

  • To the families of Dan Snyder. He was a great person. Have missed him so much when
    we have gone to Snyder Funeral Home for the passing of friends. Have keep in contact with his Mother finding out his condition. Many blessings and prayers.

  • So nice to see these many great tributes flowing to Dan. He represented the best of what FHS ’61 had to offer Fredericktown and the world. Dan was a great supporter of all things related to Fredericktown and the Freddies. Dan faced these last few years with courage and grace; and with the support of his loving wife, Susan, who was with him all the way. Susan is such a special person and she and Dan were a great team. God Bless Dan and his family.

  • Dear Snyder family,
    My father, Paul Smith, was so fond of Dan and enjoyed exchanging stories when he officiated funerals. Mom was a kindred spirit and loved him as a fellow “people person”. My husband Joe also loved to engage in conversation with Dan when he officiated funeral services. Many families were blessed with his care and concern as he executed his excellent professional services. May love and laughter be what you remember most!
    Rachel Blevins

  • Our deepest sympathy & love to your entire family at this time of great loss. May everyone’s prayers and memories of Dan help you thru this difficult time. Deepest love to all of you. Jon & Janice Ketter

  • To Susan, Helen, Dennis and Diana, Wes, Joe and Families,

    Even though caring for Dan will no longer fill your days, thoughts of him will always fill your mind—and your heart. May memories of better times bring you joy.

    Wishing you and your family strength and peace.

  • To The Snyder Family,
    I am sorry to hear that Dan passed away. He was a classmate at CCMS graduating in September of 1976. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Jon W. Rettig, Sr.

  • To the Snyder Family,
    We are so sorry to hear of Dan’s passing. May you know that we are thinking of all of you today.

    With Deepest Sympathy.
    Carroll and Judy Hines

  • Deepest sympathy to all of you. So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

  • Susan, sorry to hear of Dan’s death. He was a pleasure to work for and over the years I have told many of the stories he shared with me.

  • My sincere sympathy to the entire Snyder family..such a likable man and so easy to converse with . I’m sure he will be greatly missed by all who knew him. May God be with you in the upcoming days

  • Very sorry to hear of Dan’s passing. He was a compassionate funeral director. My thoughts and prayers are with all the Snyder family.

  • My thoughts and prayers are with you. Dan helped me through some rough times and made the loss more bearable. He will be missed by many.

  • I only knew Dan through Susan as a supporting neighbor. So very sorry for your loss. Maggie