Obituary for Gerald Charles Snyder

Born: Sep. 5th, 1949
Passed Away: Aug. 14th, 2016

Visitation

Friday Aug. 19th, 2016
5:30pm to 8:00pm at Trinity United Methodist Church
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Service

Saturday Aug. 20th, 2016, 4:00pm at Trinity United Methodist Church
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Obituary

Gerald “Jerry” Snyder, age 66, of Grand Rapids, MI., passed away suddenly Sunday, August 14, 2016 after being diagnosed with cancer 5 days earlier on Tuesday. Jerry was born to the late Edmund and Catherine (Naseman) Snyder in Detroit; MI. He owned Designtech Screen Printing in Grand Rapids and was the former owner of Oxford Food Center in Grand Rapids. Jerry was a devoted husband, father and grandfather who possessed a generous heart and was always willing to help anyone in need. He found great satisfaction and a sense of peace when working in his yard and enjoyed moving dirt and planting evergreen and fruit trees. Jerry was very much a people person, he enjoyed cooking and sharing meals with others, was generous with his time, worked on habitat houses in Grand Rapids and enjoyed making others smile and laugh with his sense of humor. Jerry is survived by his wife, Kay; son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Liz Snyder; grandsons, Leo and Adam; siblings, Richard and Diane Snyder, Tom Snyder and Janet Hatch; nephews and nieces, Matt, Andre, Wes, Wayne, Katie, Maryanne and Edmund and 6 great nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents Jerry was preceded in death by his brother-in-law Gawin Hatch. A Life Celebration Service will be held Saturday, 4 pm, Aug. 20th, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Grand Rapids with Rev. Gerald Pohly and Rev. David Nellist officiating. Interment at Maple Hill Cemetery, Charlotte, MI. The family will greet relatives and friend’s 5:30-8 pm, Friday, Aug. 19th at Trinity United Methodist Church in Grand Rapids. Memorial donations may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church 1100 Lake Dr. SE Grand Rapids, MI 49506 or Habitat for Humanity of Kent County 425 Pleasant St SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503. An online guestbook may be signed at www.throopfh.com Throop Funeral Home Coopersville, 616-837-8161

Burial

at Maple Hill Cemetery, Charlotte, MI.
Directions to Maple Hill Cemetery, Charlotte, MI.