• "Beth, I am so sorry to hear about Mikes passing. I saw..."
  • "His daughters were very lucky to have him as a father. I..."
    - Istvan Menyhay
  • "Every day that goes by I think of you. I miss you so much..."
    - Aubrea Castillo
  • "I remember the energetic, eccentric Mike. He always was the..."
    - Rex Ellington
  • "My thoughts and prayers are with your family"
    - Patty Carvalho

Michael passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, March 9, 2014, doing what he loved most proudly coaching his daughter to the finish line at what would be his final swim meet. Mike touched so many lives. He was a beloved son, husband, father, brother, mentor and coach. Many of the kids Mike coached will forever remember him cheering 'Bring it home!' Or 'Finish' and everyone was champ in his eyes. Mike was born March 15, 1964, to June and Earl Snyder in Fresno, California - he was his dad's best friend and his mother's joy. He attended California State University, Fresno earning his degree in Liberal Studies and pursued a career in education. He met his love Beth and together they built a beautiful life with their three daughters, Sarah Frances, Caitlyn June and Julianne Noelle. Mike lived life to the fullest, was an avid sports fan, athlete and looked forward to the next adventure or challenge ahead always with the passion for his daughters at the forefront of his mind. Mike is survived by his wife Beth Snyder; daughters Sarah, Caitlyn and Julianne; his mother and father June and Earl Snyder; his brother, David Snyder; and niece Megan; and numerous family and friends, A Celebration of Mike's Life will be held at People's Church (main sanctuary) on Friday, March 14, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. Remembrances may be made to The Snyder Family Memorial Fund at any Citibank Branch Acct. #205653900 or donors favorite charity. To share condolences and sign the guest book, please visit www.farewell.com FAREWELL (559) 440-0484 Fresno-Clovis-Reedley
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Published in the Fresno Bee on Mar. 13, 2014