Guy Donald Pappy Snyder, 80, of Bethesda, Ohio passed away Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at Wheeling Hospital. He was born December 16, 1931 in Calais, Ohio, son of the late Clay Dean Snyder and Ada Oliver Snyder.
Don was retired from the Ormet Corporation. He was a former Union Local School Board member, a member of the Body of Christ, and attended Ebenezer Baptist Church. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a member of the Bethesda Veterans of Foreign Wars.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, E. Melvina Wright; brothers, John King and Allen Eugene Snyder; and beloved nephew, Michael J. Wright.
Don is survived by his wife of 56 years, Shirley McEndree Snyder; daughters, Penny (Tim) Zdanski of Bethesda, and Sherry (Kirk) Snyder Larson of Hamilton, Va.; son, Donald E. (Cindy) Snyder of Bethesda; eight grandchildren; eight foster grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; nine step-great-grandchildren; two aunts; and several nieces and nephews.
Family and friends were received Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011 at Kelly Kemp Braido Funeral Home, 322 N. Main St., Bethesda, where services were conducted Friday with Pastor Brian Bee officiating. Interment followed at Ebenezer Cemetery, Bethesda.
Belmont County Council Veterans of Foreign Wars conducted military services on Friday at the funeral home.
A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove . . . but the world may be a little better because I was important in the life of a child.