Bruce Snyder

Bruce Allen Snyder

SHELBY: Bruce Allen Snyder, age 68, of Shelby, died Sunday, April 13, 2014 at Mount Vista Medical Center in Mesa, AZ after an apparent heart attack.

Bruce was born June 21, 1945 in Wood County, Ohio, the son of the late Clarence and Beulah A. (Maidment) Snyder. He was a 1963 graduate of Union High School. Bruce retired from UPS where he had driven a package delivery truck and then later was a tractor trailer driver making runs between UPS locations on third shift. He was a member of the First Church of God in Shelby. Bruce loved fishing, rug weaving, church dartball, square dancing, and spending time with his grandchildren.

On August 6, 1966 Bruce married Marcia France who survives; also surviving are four children: Joe (Kristie) Snyder of Barstow, CA, Ben (Michelle) Snyder of Columbus, Amanda (Mike) Brazeal of Howard, Paul Snyder of Shelby; six grandchildren: Deanna Gray, Bradly Gustafson, EmaLee Gustafson, Rachel and Elijah Snyder, Stephen Brazeal and one great grandchild: Caiden Robasse; a brother: Francis (Alice) Snyder of Shiloh; two sisters: Margaret Fuller of Mansfield and Mary Cairns of Mansfield. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two infant brothers: Donald and Leland Snyder.

A life celebration service will be held on Saturday, May 3, 2014. Friends and family are welcome to attend calling hours from 10:00-11:30 A.M. at the First Church of God, 3616 Ohio 39, Shelby. Memorial services will be held at 11:30 in the chapel, Pastor Gary Hill officiating. Burial will be in Ganges Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to Shelby Salvation Army Service Unit, or Shelby Help Line Ministries where Bruce volunteered.

Bruce truly believed and lived by his life verse found in Galatians 2:20 "I have been crucified with Christ, therefore I no longer live, but Jesus Christ who lives in me. The life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loves me and gave Himself for me."

Care for Bruce and his family is being provided by Bob, Catherine, and Jake at the Turner Funeral Home in Shelby.

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Funeral Home

Turner Funeral Home
168 W Main St Shelby, OH 44875
(419) 342-2551

Published in the News Journal on Apr. 29, 2014