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John W. Snider

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John W. Snider

72 of Warsaw, Indiana passed away at 9:55 pm Saturday, December 28, 2013 in his residence.

On May 24, 1941, he was born in Kokomo, Indiana to Donald Mann and Marion (Williamson) Snider. He was united in marriage to Nancy Fribley on January 23, 1966 in Anderson, Indiana where they were married by Nancy's father Reverend Robert W. Fribley.

John was raised in Kokomo, graduating from Kokomo High School in 1959. He graduated from Purdue University, West Lafayette in 1966 and then received his Master's Degree from Butler University, Indianapolis. He lived in Indianapolis from 1966 - 1984, then moved to Geneva, Illinois until June of 2012 when they moved to Warsaw, Indiana.

John worked at Western Electric, Indianapolis and Aurora, Illinois, then he went to work at Bell Labs before working at Lucent Technologies, Warrenville, Illinois where he retired. All three companies are a part of AT&T.

John 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.

John is survived by his wife, Nancy Fribley Snider, Warsaw, Indiana; his daughter, Beth (and spouse Dave) Lomperski, Pierceton, Indiana; his son, Jason D. (and spouse Rebecca) Snider, Wyoming, Michigan; five grandchildren, Trevor Lomperski, Susan, Kaylie, Lexi and Aubrey Snider and three brothers, Tom (and spouse Kathy) Snider, St. Louis, Missouri, Robert (and spouse Carole) Snider, Beaver, Pennsylvania and James (and spouse Melissa Swan) Snider, Louisville, Kentucky.

A memorial service will be held at a later date at United Methodist Church of Geneva, Geneva, Illinois.

McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel is entrusted with arrangements.

Memorial contributions are to be made to United Methodist Church of Geneva Music Fund, 211 Hamilton Street, Geneva, Illinois 60134 or to Kosciusko County Homecare and Hospice, P.O. Box 1196, Warsaw, Indiana 46581-1196.

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Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Dec. 31, 2013
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