Snyder Jr., John A. (Johnny), Saginaw, Michigan

Barbara P. Frost

Beloved husband, father, papa and brother passed away Sunday, November 7, 2010 at the Cartwright Hospice Residence. Age 72 years. The son of the late John Snyder Sr. and Ann (Jarlock) Snyder, Johnny was born November 10, 1937 in Saginaw, Michigan. He served in the U.S. Navy for two years from 1957-1959. Johnny married Sharon Kocur, his loving wife of nearly 50 years, on February 11, 1961. She survives him. He was employed at General Motors Corp. for 32 years until his retirement in 1994. He was of the Catholic faith. Johnny enjoyed fishing and hunting and was a member of the Bobcat Hunting Club. Surviving besides his wife Sharon are two daughters, one son and their spouses, Shari and Scott Walters, Saginaw; Scott Snyder, Saginaw; Jill and Craig Snook, Saginaw; six grandsons, Steven, Nick, Jack, Spencer, Adam and Peter; two sisters, Pat and James Yockey, Saginaw; Carolee Merz, Caro; Johnny’s brothers-in-law and sister-in-law, Jerry and Barbara Kretz, James Henige; many nieces and nephews. Johnny was preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Vicki Henige, and by a brother-in-law, Ervin Merz. Funeral service will take place at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, November 10, 2010 at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road, (between Shattuck and McCarty). Rev. Fr. Robert DeLand will officiate. Interment will follow in St. Andrew Cemetery where military honors will be provided by American Legion Post #439. Friends may call at the funeral home where the family will be present on Tuesday from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. until time of service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Old Town Christian Outreach Center or the Cartwright Hospice Residence.