Ralph Snyder Sr

November 24, 1937 - November 17, 2014

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Saturday, November 22, 2014 from 10-12 PM

Ralph R. Snyder, 76, of Mechanicsburg, born November 24, 1937, crossed over to be with the Lord on November 17, 2014. Ralph was an Air Force veteran who served from 1957-1961.

He is survived by his wife Lois (Patten) Snyder of 53 years whom he loved very much; three children; Venus (Gordon) Hirst of Oklahoma, Mary (Rick) Ehrle of Ohio and Rod (April) Snyder also of Ohio; brother David (Stephanie) of Florida; two sisters, Connie Levernier of Ohio and Rene Bishop of Ohio; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Ralph was preceded in death by his parents, Home and Carlie (Crothers) Snyder and two brothers; Greg and Gary Snyder.

Ralph spent his early years working on the farm with his Dad and also worked with his Grandpa Crothers at the Clifton cemetery before joining the Air Force. Dad was no stranger to hard work which he instilled into his children as well. To this we are grateful.

After leaving the Air Force, Ralph worked at several gravel pits in Clark County before going to work at ODOT as an engineering technician, which he retired from in 1980. Dad spent the rest of his time outdoors, hunting, gardening and working with wood. He enjoyed telling stories and especially loved all his grandchildren.

Services will be held at Vernon Funeral Home in Urbana on Saturday, November 22, 2014 from 10-12. Dad’s wishes were to be cremated and no burial will be done at this time.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to offset funeral costs can be made to the family through Mary Ehrle. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.

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