|Darwin Lindbergh "Darb" Snyder|
|Birth: ||Oct. 17, 1927|
|Death: ||May 11, 2012|
MILLERSBURG -- Darwin "Darb" Lindbergh Snyder, 84, of Millersburg, died Friday evening, May 11, 2012, at Aultman Hospital in Canton, following a sudden heart attack.
A time of celebration of life will be held Tuesday from 1-5 p.m. at West Fork Community and Senior Center with military rights being conducted at 3 p.m. by the Killbuck VFW and the Millersburg American Legion.
A private interment will be at a later date. Alexander Funeral Home, Millersburg, will be handling arrangements.
Family suggests memorial contributions be made to West Fork Community and Senior Center.
He was born Oct. 17, 1927, on the 250-acre family farm in Killbuck and was the son of John S. and Violetta (Hawkins) Snyder.
A graduate of Killbuck High School, Darb studied science and math at Kent State University with aspirations of becoming a doctor. Devoted to health care, he sat on the Pomerene Hospital Foundation Committee. Darb served his country during World War II in the U.S. Navy. Later, with his brother, John, he founded Snyder Brothers Trucking & Sales and Darb Snyder Tires. In 2002, Darb received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Holmes County Chamber of Commerce. He was also inducted into the Hall of Fame with the Legion of Honor Award for the Ohio Festivals and Events Association. Darb had the honor of being grand marshal in 2002 at the Antique Festival, and he was the former director and president of the West Fork Community and Senior Center and most recently served as financial adviser. With his continued commitment to education, Darb was a major contributor to West Holmes and East Holmes athletics, educational and technical programs, as well as to the local 4-H. When his father John S. Snyder (former Holmes County teacher and county school board member) passed away, Darb set up the Darb Snyder Educational Scholarship in his memory through the Holmes County Educational Foundation, which funds scholarships for medical students.
He is survived by his wife Tootsie (Joan) Snyder; three children, D. Lynn (Cara) Snyder, Orrville, son of Phyllis J. Snyder, Donnie (Kim) DeHass Snyder, Millersburg, and Breezy Snyder, Millersburg; two stepchildren, Debra Lehr and E.B. Close; 13 grandchildren; a sister, Julia Gray, Millersburg; and two brothers, Victor (Mosella) Snyder, Millersburg, and George Snyder, Killbuck.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, John S. Snyder Jr. and Winston Snyder; and a sister, Mary Jane Bunting.
Created by: Sue Engelhardt Snodgrass
Record added: May 14, 2012
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