MILWAUKIE - On Jan. 18, 2011, Marion Ralph Snyder, 82, passed away in Milwaukie, Ore., with his family by his side after a long battle with Pulmonary Fibrosis. The son of Ruth Hoeltke and Young Snyder, he was born on Feb. 8, 1928. He attended Franklin High School. He entered into the Navy in 1947, where he was an RDSN and involved in World War II and the Korean War. He then went on to be employed by the U.S. Postal Service for eight years. He began his business career in 1958.
He met his lifelong wife, Barbara Snyder, at the Oaks Park Skating Rink, and they were married for 61 years until her passing in December 2009.
They lived on the Long Beach Peninsula for more than 40 years and owned the Ocean Park Tourist Camp for many years. He was a humble man who quietly served in his community. He volunteered his time as a fireman and EMT, to school fundraisers, to his three daughters, and wherever he could lend a helping hand.
Mr. Snyder loved fishing, hunting, belonging to the Men's Golf Club in Long Beach, going to his grandchildren's activities,and traveling with friends in the Slo-Laners RV Group, going south in the winter, and of course, he loved making navy beans. He took pride in doing nice things for his family. He will be forever missed by his family and friends.
Survivors include his daughters, Sheryl Law and Kathie Kyle of Milwaukie, Ore., and Tammie Snyder of McMinnville, Ore.; his sisters, Eleanor Bartlett, Oregon City, Ore. and Helen Stoughton, Gladstone, Ore., and five grandchildren, Kim DuBois, Donny Law, Sarah Markham, Angela Schaplow and Hannah Markham; and seven great-grandchildren, Henry, Claire, Mason, Logan, Duke, Kallie and Reece. He is pre-deceased by his parents; his brother, Clarke Hoeltke, and sister Barbara Jean Lettenmaier.
His cremated remains will be placed privately at Willamette National Cemetery. At his request there will not be a public memorial. Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to your favorite charity. You can sign his guest book at www.sunnysidechimes.com.