Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Bruce Allen Snyder

Bruce Allen Snyder, age 68, of Shelby, died Sunday, April 13, 2014 at Mount Vista Medical Center in Mesa, AZ after an apparent heart attack.

Bruce was born June 21, 1945 in Wood County, Ohio, the son of the late Clarence and Beulah A. (Maidment) Snyder. He was a 1963 graduate of Union High School. Bruce retired from UPS where he had driven a package delivery truck and then later was a tractor trailer driver making runs between UPS locations on third shift. He was a member of the First Church of God in Shelby. Bruce loved fishing, rug weaving, church dartball, square dancing, and spending time with his grandchildren.

On August 6, 1966 Bruce married Marcia France who survives. Also surviving are 4 children: Joe (Kristie) Snyder of Barstow, CA, Ben (Michelle) Snyder of Columbus, Amanda (Mike) Brazeal of Howard, Paul Snyder of Shelby; 6 grandchildren; Deanna Gray, Bradly Gustafson, EmaLee Gustafson, Rachel and Elijah Snyder, Stephen Brazeal and 1 great grandchild Caiden Robasse; a brother: Francis (Alice) Snyder of Shiloh; 2 sisters: Margaret Fuller of Mansfield and Mary Cairns of Mansfield. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 infant brothers: Donald and Leland Snyder.

A life celebration service will be held on Saturday, May 3, 2014. Friends and family are welcome to attend calling hours from 10:00-11:30 A.M. at the First Church of God, 3616 Ohio 39, Shelby. Memorial services will be held at 11:30 in the chapel, Pastor Gary Hill officiating. Burial will be in Ganges Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to Shelby Salvation Army Service Unit, or Shelby Help Line Ministries where Bruce volunteered.

Bruce truly believed and lived by his life verse found in Galatians 2:20 “I have been crucified with Christ, therefore I no longer live, but Jesus Christ who lives in me. The life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loves me and gave Himself for me.”

Care for Bruce and his family is being provided by Bob, Catherine, and Jake at the Turner Funeral Home in Shelby.

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Memories & Condolence

  1. Bob and Sandy Griefenstine says:

    Bruce was a long time friend to us both for over 30 years. Our sincere condolences to the loss to his family. He will be missed by all.

  2. Howard/Marlene Cuppy says:

    Very sorry to learn about the loss of Bruce. We are going to miss him weaving rugs at our tractor shows. He is in the arms of God now and is at peace. God needed another shining star in His heaven. R I P Bruce.

  3. Ann Cooper says:

    Marsha and family,
    I am so very sorry to hear about Bruce’s passing. We know that he is with the Lord who he loved so very much. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the children. God will be your strength and comfort at this time.

    In Christian Love, Ann Cooper

  4. Bruce & Diane Cairns Godlesky says:

    To all of Bruce’s family,
    We’re sorry for your loss. You’re in our thoughts and prayers,

  5. Karen (Mellick) Mitchell says:

    Marsha, Margaret, Mary & Family,

    My thoughts go back to fond memories of growing up within the extended Laser family and of school and Grange friendships with the Snyder family. May the love of God and your family and friends comfort you at this time of great loss.

  6. Sue Hill says:

    Many prayers that God will uphold you all.

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