Charles Lee Snyder, known as Chuck to his family and Charlie to his friends, passed away on July 29, 2018, at his home in Wadsworth, Ohio. He was 62 years old.
Charles was born to Frank and Mary Ann (Collar) Snyder in Pawnee City, Nebraska. He lost his parents at an early age. His mother died when he was 13 years old and his father died when he was 19.
He attended grade school in Humboldt, Nebraska, Barker School (a one-room country school), and Pawnee City. In high school he was an all-conference football player and National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist. After graduating from Pawnee City High School, he attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln on a Four-year Regents Scholarship. He received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering at UN-L. He was a member of Ag Men Fraternity.
His life-long passions were writing, photography, and German Shepherd dogs. At UN-L, he was the editor of the Nebraska Blueprint, a magazine published by the department of engineering. He was able to combine his interest in photography and dogs by photographing events for his local dog club, OG Buckeye Schutzhund Club <https://www.facebook.com/ogbuckeye/>. He was the webmaster for the national club, United Schutzhund Clubs of America.
Charles worked at Babcock and Wilcox after graduation from college. One of his first assignments took him to Saudi Arabia where he lived on and off for several years. After completing that assignment, B&W had him working in South Korea. He later returned to assignments in the states. After several years at B&W, he went to work for Crystal Clinic in Montrose, Ohio as an IT engineer.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his brothers John Snyder of Cortland, Nebraska, Frank (Gina) Snyder of Cedar Falls, Iowa, and Gary (Mary) Snyder of Seward, Nebraska; nieces Raven (Evan) Deuth, Paige Snyder, Lesa Karr, Amy Karr, and Jessica (Trey) Bott; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
His body was cremated. Services will be held 7pm on Friday, August 3, 2018 at the Hilliard-Rospert Funeral Home, 174 N. Lyman St. Wadsworth. Services will be held in Nebraska at Wherry Funeral Home in Pawnee City Nebraska (date pending).
Memorial donations in memory of Charlie can be made to the American German Shepherd Charitable Foundation (agsdcf.com).