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JOHN W. SNIDER, 72, of Warsaw, passed away Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013. 9:55 p.m., at his residence. Born May 24, 1941, in Kokomo, Ind., he was the son of the late Donald Mann and Marion (Williamson) Snider. He was united in marriage to Nancy Fribley on Jan. 23, 1966 in Anderson, Ind. by Nancy's father, Reverend Robert W. Fribley. He graduated from Kokomo High School in 1959 and Purdue University, West Lafayette in 1966. He received his Master's Degree from Butler University, Indianapolis. He lived in Indianapolis from 1966 to 1984, then moved to Geneva, Ill. until June of 2012 when they moved to Warsaw, Ind. He worked at Western Electric, Indianapolis and Aurora, Ill., then went to work at Bell Labs before working at Lucent Technologies, Warrenville, Ill. where he retired. All three companies are a part of AT&T. He was a member of United Methodist Church of Geneva, Illinois where he was a member of the choir and Chairman of the Pipe Organ Committee. He was also a member of the Fox Valley Chapter of the American Guild of Organists and a charter member of Epworth Forest Choir School where he met his wife Nancy. Surviving are his wife, Nancy Fribley Snider of Warsaw; daughter, Beth (Dave) Lomperski of Pierceton; son, Jason D. (Rebecca) Snider of Wyoming, Mich.; five grandchildren, Trevor Lomperski, Susan, Kaylie, Lexi and Aubrey Snider; and three brothers, Tom (Kathy) Snider of St. Louis, Mo., Robert (Carole) Snider of Beaver, Pa. and James (Melissa Swan) Snider of Louisville, Ky. A memorial service will be held at a later date at United Methodist Church of Geneva, Geneva, Ill. McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel is entrusted with arrangements. Memorial contributions to United Methodist Church of Geneva Music Fund, 211 Hamilton Street, Geneva, IL 60134 or to Kosciusko County Homecare & Hospice, P.O. Box 1196, Warsaw, IN 46581-1196. To sign the guestbook or to send condolences, please visit
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Dec. 31, 2013
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