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Harold Howard Snyder

Harold Howard Snyder[1]

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  • Name Harold Howard Snyder 
    Born 24 Sep 1911  Detroit,Wayne,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Harold's birth certificate, in the possession of his son, The Rev. Robert C. Snyder, corrects two common errors of belief in the family. The first is Harold's middle name.  Everyone in the family always thought it was Homer.  On his legal birth certificate, his middle name is Howard. The second correction is in the middle name of Harold's mother.  We had always been told it was Julia, but the certificate shows her as Edith Jewel Burt.
    Christened 25 Oct 1925  Chicago,Cook,Illinois,United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Baptisim 25 Oct 1925  Chicago,Cook,Illinois,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    at the Holy Name Cathedral 
    Died 16 Apr 1993  Watervliet,Berrien,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Cemetery 18 Apr 1993  Hagar Shores,Berrien,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    North Shore Memory Gardens 
    • The cemetery is located on old US31, about half-way between Benton Harbor and South Haven.
    Buried 18 Apr 1993  Hagar Shores,Berrien,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
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    Notes 
    • Harold Homer(sic. Howard) Snyder was born in Detroit, Michigan.

      Much of his late-teen and early twenties' life was spent working in the lumber camps of the Upper Peninsula, until his famiily moved to Lapeer, Michigan.  As a young man in his early twenties, he returned to school and acquired his High School diploma at Lapeer High School. One of his classmates was Louise Ross, who was eventually to become the wife of Harold's brother, Leslie.  She reported that at the time, everyone thought Harold was quite courageous to go back to get what he had misssed.

      Following high school, Harold attended Flint Junior College, in Flint, Michigan for a few semesters, but never completed his degree work. He became a self-taught authority in the then-new field of Packaging  Engineering.  Most of his working life was spent designing and working in the area of finding appropriate packaging forms for merchandise being shipped by railroad and truck around the world.  He was one of the first to design paper-board cartons for the packing of tender fruits grown in the "fruit-belt" of Western Michigan.

      Harold worked until he died. For the last twenty-years of his life he operated as a broker between lumber mills and corporations which needed access to warehouse skids and pallets. Harold designed the pallet/skid to fit the product being shipped, contracted with the lumber mill to build it, and then had it delivered to the corporation which had placed the order. Well-known corporations which used his skids included Sullaire and Whirlpool. Unfortunately, though he had a goal of living longer than his father did, Harold succumbed to the effects of adult-onset diabetes when in his early eighties.

      OBITUARY

      WATERVLIET -- The funeral for Harold H. Snyder, 81, of Watervliet Township, who died Friday, will be held at 4 p.m. Monday at Plymouth Congregational Church, Watervliet, with Masonic rites by Masonic Lodge 308.  Friends may call from 7 - 9 p.m. Sunday at Davidson Chapel, Florin Funeral Service, Coloma.  Burial will be in North Shore Memory Gardens, Hager Shores.

      Memorials may be made to SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) or Hospice at Home.

      Mr. Snyder was born September 23, 1911, in Detroit. He was a manufacturer of wood pallets and a member of the Plymouth Congregational Church. He was past master of Henry Chamberlain Masonic Lodge 308, Watervliet. He was past president of Coloma, Hartford, Watervliet Scottish Rite Club and past president of Berrien County Shrine Club.

      He was past patron of Watervliet Chapter 232, Order of the Eastern Star. He was past dirrector of Scottish Rite and Cast Member of the 4th, 8th, and 23rd Degrees. He was an ambassasor to the Potentate of the Saladin Shrine, Grand Rapids. He was past commander of Malta 44 Knights Templar and past highpriest of Calvin Britain Chapter 72, Royal Arch Masons.

      Survivors include a son, Rev. Robert  Snyder of Adrian, Michigan; two daughters, Mrs.  George (Judith) Mayhak of Rockford, Mich; and Mrs. Larry (Trudi) Peters of Fairview, NC; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers -- William of Rapid River, Mich; and Leslie of Avon Park, Fla.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Gertrude, in 1989, and by a great-grandson, Alexander Baumann, in 1992.
    Person ID I21080  Rgstrong Family genes.
    Last Modified 13 Jan 2008 

    Father Omer Howard Snyder,   b. 7 Aug 1892, Jones Falls,Leeds,Ontario,Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1983, Saint Joseph,Berrien,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Mother Edith Jewel Burt,   b. 13 Apr 1892, Penn Yan,Yates,New York,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 1969, ,Lapeer,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 30 Mar 1911  Detroit,Wayne,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F7357  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Gertrude Mary Bischof,   b. 4 Feb 1914, Chicago,Cook,Illinois,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1989, Watervliet,Berrien,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 6 Sep 1936  Skokie,Cook,Illinois,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
    +1. Rev. Robert Carl Snyder
    +2. Judith Ann Snyder
    +3. Gertrude Mary "Trudi" Snyder
    Last Modified 9 Jan 2008 
    Family ID F7363  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart