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 Wellington H. Snyder

Wellington H. Snyder

Death 10 Mar 2012 (aged 83)
Burial Bear, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
Memorial ID 86869503 · View Source
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Wellington H. Snyder
Wellington H. Snyder

Wellington H. Snyder, age 83, of Wilmington, DE died on Saturday, March 10, 2012, in the Christiana Hospital, Newark, DE.

Born on December 26, 1928, he was the son of the late Emory B. and Ida Runkle Snyder.

He was employed as a lab technician for E.I. DuPont Co., Chestnut Run location in Wilmington for 34 years, retiring in 1989. Wellington served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War, assigned to the 66th Engineers TOPO Co.

Music inspired Wellington throughout his life. He sang in church choirs and played low brass instruments in community bands, most recently with the Chesapeake Silver Cornet Brass Band. Wellington enjoyed the outdoors. He was tuned in to nature whether it be his leisure hours or faithfully maintaining seasonal landscape where needed. He was an active member of Grace Lutheran Church of Hockessin.

Wellington is survived by his wife; Lois R. Snyder, two sons; Rocky R. Snyder and Charlotte of Newark, DE, Jay L. Snyder of Wilmington, five grandchildren; Douglas B. and Rebecca Snyder of St. Louis, MO, Daniel J. Snyder and Emily Yeatman of Wilmington, Kelley K. and Kevin Polito of Berwick, PA, Sarah E. Snyder, Denton, TX and Emily R. Snyder, Houston, TX and two great grandchildren.

He is also survived by two brothers; Edward C. and Clarence W., four sisters; Bernice Rothermel, Shirley Kauffman, Kathryn Reiner and Leah Shade; numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he was predeceased by three brothers; Elwood, Daniel and Rev. Verne Snyder and two sisters; Crystal Reiner and Evelyn Masser.

A Memorial Service will be celebrated on Friday, March 16th at 1:00pm at Grace Lutheran Church, 2033 Graves Road and Rt. 41, Hockessin, DE, where family and friends may visit from 12 noon to 1:00 pm.

Burial will be held privately at the family's convenience in the Delaware Veterans' Memorial Cemetery, Bear, DE.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made in his memory to Grace Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 2033 Graves Road, Hockessin, DE 19707.

Published in The News Journal on March 14, 2012




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  • Added: 16 Mar 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 86869503
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Wellington H. Snyder (26 Dec 1928–10 Mar 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 86869503, citing Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Bear, New Castle County, Delaware, USA ; Maintained by Richard Wright (contributor 46831271) .