Russell “Russ” Snyder
October 16, 1933 - April 15, 2021
Russell “Russ” Snyder, age 87, of Bear, DE, passed away peacefully on April 15, 2021.
Born in Shamokin, PA, on October 16, 1933, Russ proudly served his country in the United States Navy from 1951 to 1953 during the Korean War, while serving on the USS John A. Bole. Upon return to the states, he married the love of his life, Joan Keller of Aristes, PA. Russ served as a police officer in Newark, DE for 12 years. After leaving the police force, he took a job with State Farm Insurance where he worked for over 20 years. During that time, he was promoted to claims superintendent and moved to Strongsville, OH. After retirement in 1992, Russ and Joan, who also retired from State Farm, returned to Bear, DE. During retirement, they enjoyed travelling, watching the Phillies, and spending time with family.
He is survived by his loving wife, Joan (Keller) Snyder; children, Carol Harrell (Frank) of Atlanta, GA, Donna Hendricks (Ted) of Bear, and Russ Snyder (Kelly) of Chicago, IL; 5 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10:30 am until 11:00 am on Friday, April 23, 2021, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, followed by a memorial service at 11 am. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North Dupont Highway, New Castle, DE. Face masks will be required for all in attendance.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in Russ’s memory to Grace Lutheran Church, 2033 Graves Road, Hockessin, DE 19707.