Clarence Y. Snyder
Clarence Y. Snyder, 81, of Springfield died at 10:35 a.m. on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at Regency Nursing Care Residence. He was born May 20, 1932 in Springfield, IL to Matthew and Mary Veseling Snyder. He married his wife of 60 years, Doris L. Barlow, on May 7, 1953 and she survives.
He is also survived by one daughter: Deborah A. (Rob) Coons of Springfield; three sons: Matthew W. (Companion: Debbie Anderson) Snyder of Springfield; Gary P. (Mary) Snyder of West Melbourne, FL and David D. Snyder of Springfield; three grandchildren: Matthew J. Snyder, Brianna M. Coons and Christopher M. Snyder; one great-grandson, Gabriel and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister: Mary Tebrugge and two brothers: Paul and Robert Snyder.
Clarence was a U.S. Army Veteran serving during the Korean War. He was a member of Sacred Heart Church. He enjoyed woodworking and scroll sawing. He was a precinct committeeman for many years. He worked for the Boys Club and St. Joseph’s School. He was a member of the Men’s Club at St. Patrick’s Church and the Illinois Police Association. He was a special deputy sheriff, Springfield auxiliary policeman and a Grandview police officer. He was also a graduate of Feitshans High School. He worked for Allis Chalmers/Fiat Allis for 35 years.
Visitation: 4:00-6:00 p.m. Sunday, June 9, 2013 at Staab Funeral Home with prayers at 4:00 p.m.
Lie-in-state: 10:00-10:30 a.m., Monday, June 10, 2013 at Sacred Heart Church.
Funeral Mass: 10:30 a.m., Monday, June 10, 2013 at Sacred Heart Church with Reverend Peter Harman officiating. Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery where the Interveterans Burial Detail of Sangamon County will conduct military honors.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Katharine Drexel Parish Restoration Fund or St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
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Doris and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Clarence was quite a guy and I loved working with him at St. Joseph School. He kept us all on our toes! His family meant the world to him and Doris, you are the love of his life. I am so sorry that he suffered these past months but now may he know and enjoy the place God has prepared for our gentle giant. Sr. Rita Ann, OSU
Doris & Family..Our deepest condolences, I so loved his stories foned memories..Dick Kaylor
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Doris.....I am so sorry for your loss and Debbie, Matt, Gary and Dave....Clarence was my fathers best friend....and I made sure he was a pallbearer for my Dad when he died.....May you find comfort that he is in good hands now ....I will be sending prayers to you all.
Doris & Family, We are so sorry to hear about Clarence's passing. You are often in our thoughts. He was a very special man, and will be missed by all who knew him. I wish we could be there with you in this time of sorrow. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Aunt Sis, Matt, Debbie, Gary and David, I'm saddened to hear of Uncle Clarence's passing. My memories are filled only with his smiles and laughter. Please accept my condolences and regrets that I cannot be there with you in person during this time of grief. You are all in my thoughts and prayers this week. signed...Your nephew and cousin, John Barlow
Doris I am so sorry for your loss. It meant a lot to me...When Clarence told me that he and Raymond never had a fight. They can get together now and talk about their "younger days". It will be Four years on Friday that Raymond has been gone. Our Children and Grand Children are such a Blessing and help us get past these times. God Bless and prayers to you and your family. Louise Sitki
Rhonda Hinton posted on 6/10/13
Doris Matt,Debbie Gary and Dave I am sorry your loss. I remember Clarence coming over to visit my dad on Saturday and talking about their garden. They carpooled to Fiat Allis and were good friends for a long time. Sending prayers to you all. Rhonda Hinton, friend, Springfield, Illinois .