William 'Bill' A. Snyder
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Passed away in his home at the age of 88 on June 22 from congestive heart failure. Bill was born in Pittsburgh, Pa. on Oct. 13, 1924 to the late John W. and Mary (McCollum) Snyder. He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Frances 'Wes,' Charles and Sister Mary Snyder, H.M.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy (Babik) Snyder, with whom he celebrated over 56 years of marriage; his daughters, Beth Snyder-Jones (Dale) of Glenwood, Md., Joan Snyder of Bowling Green, Ky. and her fiance, Tim Buchanan of Evansville, Ind., and Mary McAlevy (Brian) of Alexandria, Va.; granddaughters, Shannon Jones of Pompano Beach, Fla. and Heather Jones of Pittsburgh, Pa. Also surviving are two sisters, Sister Agnes Clare, H.M. and Bernice Caldwell and a number of nieces and nephews. Bill was blessed with many good friends and neighbors, including Sharon Perrine and Audi Malavite. The family is appreciative of his many health care providers including Dr. John Paulowski, Dr. Dalson Seibert and their staffs as well as special caregivers, Ellen and Ruth. Bill graduated from Canton McKinley High School in 1943 and his professional career included employment as a purchasing agent with Canton Containers, Bison Corporation, and Ohio Poly. He retired in 1989 from Wingfoot Films, a plastics manufacturing firm he helped establish in Bowling Green, Ky. During World War II, he served in the Army Air Corps on a B-24 Liberator with the 389th Bomber Group. His meritorious service earned him the Silver Star for gallantry in action during a heavy bombardment mission in the European theater. Bill remained a member of the VFW Post 3747 and the Pike Township Historical Society. Those who knew Bill will remember his quick wit, joke telling, and perennial but quickly fading optimism for the Cleveland Indians. He loved classical music, airplanes, trains, and crossword puzzles. He created countless beautiful projects from his basement workshop, especially woodworking.
Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at Kreighbaum-Sanders Funeral Home from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 10 a.m. in St. Mary/St. Benedict Parish (St. Mary's site) at 1602 Market Avenue South in Canton where the procession will form. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations may be made in his memory to: Sisters of the Humility of Mary, Villa Maria, PA 16155 or House of Loreto, 2812 Harvard Avenue NW, Canton, OH 44709. Condolences or fond memories may be shared online at
Kreighbaum-Sanders Funeral Home
4041 Cleveland Ave SW Canton, OH 44707
Published in The Repository on June 25, 2013