The Life of Richard C Snyder
RICHARD ''DICK'' C. SNYDER Richard C. Snyder, 86, peacefully passed away April 22, 2015, at Hospice House, Poland, surrounded by his family.Dick was born on July 5, 1928, in Youngstown, a son of Lloyd and Viola (Welton) Snyder.He worked for the BFI Waste Systems Inc. for 45 years, retiring in 1991 as regional operations manager. He formerly attended the Simon Road Church of God, and had currently been attending the Midway Mennonite Church.He leaves to cherish his precious memory, his daughter, Sandy Snyder Hofus of Columbiana, with whom he made his home; his son, Rich and his wife, Terry, of Salem; his sister, Velma Banks and husband Bob of Youngstown; two grandsons, Chad Snyder and his wife, Linda of Tampa, Fla., and Mark Snyder of Canfield; and great-grandson Nicholas “Nicky” of Tampa.Dick was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Jean, whom he married Sept. 4, 1945, and who passed away Oct. 4, 2011; two sisters; five half brothers; and five half sisters.After retiring, Dick and Jean enjoyed traveling around the country in their RV. Dick enjoyed NASCAR racing, high school football and lending a helping hand to everyone. In recent years, Dick enjoyed building cabinets, birdhouses, and various wood items.Dick remained very active in retirement. Sitting around, doing nothing, was not his idea of how life was to be lived. In January of 2015, he went to Florida for 10 days in order watch his great-grandson play football.Services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at the Midway Mennonite Church, 13376 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Columbiana, with Pastor Jesse Johnson officiating.Friends may call one hour before services, at the church.In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial gifts be made in Dick’s memory to the Midway Mennonite Church Compassion Fund or to the Hospice House, 9803 Sharrott Road, Poland, OH 44514.The Seederly-Mong & Beck Funeral Home in Columbiana has been entrusted with the arrangements.