In 1973 George Rodman was given the opportunity to explore his interest in funeral service, as a young man by doing odd jobs around the Bennett Brown Funeral Home in Delaware. After graduating in 1978 from the Kentucky College of Mortuary Science he was offered a partnership in the Bennett Brown Funeral Home, upon Glenn Bennett's retirement in 1986. In 1993 he acquired the interests of James Brown. The former downtown location at 92 N. Sandusky St. had been serving the citizens of Delaware since 1906 when C.W. Morrison Funeral Home converted the Central House Hotel into a funeral home. In 1955 John Brown and Glenn Bennett bought the Claude Lee Funeral Home in Ashley and replaced that original structure with a new funeral home in 1964.
In 1993 Mike Neeper joined the funeral home staff. Mike became a vested partner with the business in 1997. Over the years; both George and Mike have poured their hearts and souls into providing funeral care and expertise to the Delaware community.
The Snyder family purchased the DeVore Funeral Homes of Delaware, Sunbury, and Marengo from Dick and Phyllis DeVore in 1993, the same year Clay Snyder moved to Delaware. Now in their fourth generation, Clay is a third-generation family funeral director. Along with his wife Jacqui, Clay and their family have made Delaware their home since 1993. He and other members of his family continue their family tradition of serving families which began by their grandfather and great-grandfather, Ora Snyder in 1922. In fact, Clay and Jacqui's son Ridge Snyder has shown some interest in the family endeavor.
To further meet the needs of the Delaware community, George Rodman and his wife Lori made the difficult decision to move from the original historic location in downtown Delaware. They constructed a much larger funeral home at 1510 West William St. at the West edge of Delaware. The new 16,000 square foot funeral home was opened in 2006. It includes large spacious rooms, a dedicated children's area, crematorium, and a community room. George adds "that all of the new facilities features have been very well received by the public, especially the large parking area and single floor plan." Mike Neeper expressed that "the new community room has been well used not only by families for post-funeral gatherings but by the community in general for meetings and celebratory events".
The Snyder family has been honored to serve the families of North-Central Ohio for nearly a century. Founded in 1922, four generations of Snyders have gone above and beyond to provide comfort while creating meaningful tributes to honor and celebrate each unique life lived. Of course, much has changed over the past 100 years—and the funeral industry continues to evolve. With the passing of each season, we strive to stay on the cutting-edge of our industry and offer the latest technology, while continuing to provide superior services at reasonable prices. We own and operate four crematories for control over every aspect of the cremation process. We invite you to visit one of our 13 beautiful facilities to discover what separates Snyder Funeral Homes from the rest.
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