Douglas Michael Snapp

  • "A great neighbor on Church Street in Urbana, Ohio. I can..."
    - Keith Richards
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    - John W. Reed
  • "Deena and Bart, I am so sorry to hear this news. I recall..."
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    - Jennifer Gibson-Kunz
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Snapp Douglas Michael Snapp died unexpectedly at Riverside Hospital on July 8, 2014. He was born March 29, 1945, in Urbana, Ohio, to the late Raymond and Lucille Snapp. He graduated from Urbana High School and The Ohio State University where he marched in The Ohio State University Marching Band. Doug continued his studies at Middlebury College in Vermont and at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz in Germany. He finished with a MA in German Literature, a subject he loved and pursued his entire life. He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Deena; son, Bart (Vedrana); brother, David (Angie); sister in law, Debby (John) Gilffillen and nephews and nieces, Tim (Gwen) Snapp, Jeff Snapp, Chris Snapp, Kelly Snapp, Thad (Stephanie) Evans, Matthew (Kendra) Brown, Katy Evans, Traci Curnutte. Doug retired from South-Western City Schools after teaching German and coaching tennis at Westland High School for 30 years. He loved retirement and made the most of every day. In the last few years, Doug and Deena started playing the Mountain dulcimer. In his usual approach, Doug worked hard to improve his skill and knowledge. He and Deena have attended dulcimer festivals and workshops around the country. Doug revived the Columbus Mountain Dulcimer Club and started the Columbus Mountain Dulcimer Facebook page. He loved getting to know professional dulcimer players from around the country and has hosted many workshops for them. Doug loved to learn. With every new interest he would study and grow. He was a leader and was willing to help others learn too. Doug was thoughtful and generous, filled with humor, touching the lives of many. He will be greatly missed by many. Family and friends are invited to come and celebrate Doug's life on Saturday, July 19, at 5 p.m. at The Ohio State University Golf Club located at 3605 Tremont Road, Columbus, Ohio. Bart and Deena are looking forward to enjoying good food and good company as we remember Doug. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Doug's name to The Ohio State University Marching Band ( Online condolences may be made at

Published in The Columbus Dispatch on July 13, 2014
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