Charles Snethkamp (1945 - 2015)

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NEW BREMEN — S.K. Charles Anthony William "Tony" Snethkamp, 69, of New Bremen, died at 11:15 a.m. on May 15, 2015, at Vancrest of St. Marys.

He was born Dec. 29, 1945, in Celina, to Carl and Virgina (Dine) Snethkamp.

Survivors include a sister, Josie Goodwin, of Dayton; a brother, James (Ruth Ann) Snethkamp, of St. Marys; four nieces, Missy Wallace, Nancy Henne, Sally Moore, and Emily Rasor, in the Dayton area; two nephews, Scott (Jennifer) Snethkamp, of St. Marys, and Steve (Lindsey) Snethkamp, of Hilliard.

Tony was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, William Snethkamp.

Tony was a 1964 graduate of St. Marys Memorial High School and he attended Northwestern College. He served his country in the U.S. Army Engineer Corps during the Vietnam War. He was stationed at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, where he achieved the rank of E-4 as a hydraulics instructor. He retired from Minster Machine Co. after 37 years of service.

He was very active in the Knights of Columbus and became a Worthy Sir Knight of the K. of C. St. Gasper del Bufalo Assembly, serving in Ohio, as well as the St. Jude Assembly in Florida.

Tony enjoyed helping people, especially the elderly. He attended Mass daily at St. Sebastian, Holy Rosary, St. Aloysius, St. Johns, San Pedro and Holy Redeemer. His hobbies included horseback riding, canoeing, chess, numerous board games and gardening.

Tony was an accomplished percussionist; he played drums in the St. Marys Memorial Marching Band, the school dance band and attended many drum contests. He went on to play with several local bands, including the Stevely Combo, Roode Orchestra, Moonlighters, and the Iron Men.

Visitation hours will be from 3 to 7 p.m., Monday, May 18, 2015. There will be a prayer service at 7 p.m. in the Cisco Funeral Home of St. Marys, 1175 E. Greenville Road.

Mass of Christian burial will begin at 11 a.m., Tuesday, in the Holy Rosary Church, St. Marys, with the Rev. Barry Stechschulte, officiating. Burial will follow at Gethsemane Cemetery, St. Marys.

Contributions can be made to Holy Rosary Catholic Church, St. Marys for Mass intentions, K. of C. St. Marys, K. of C. St. Gasper del Bufalo Assembly, and St. Marys Lake Improvement Association.

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Cisco Funeral Home
1175 Greenville Rd
Saint Marys, OH 45885
(419) 394-8400
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Published in Sidney Daily News from May 15 to May 16, 2015
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