Albert J. Snyder

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Albert J. Snyder

December 21, 1940 - November 22, 2018

Albert J. Snyder Albert J. Snyder, 77, of Cadillac, left us on Thanksgiving Day to join his heavenly family.
Al was born Dec. 21, 1940 to Martha (Hutchinson) and Albert Snyder in Detroit. He married his beloved Lenore Snyder, whom he met at youth camp in their mid 20s.
Al graduated from Central Michigan University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in education.
He taught in the Royal Oak school system for 10 years. Afterwards, he opened up his own bicycle shop in Manistee and later pursued radio and sales in Benzie County.
He had many passions that included bicycling, camping, trains and amateur radio. He could fix or repair darn near anything.
For years he lived on a few acres of land right outside of Evart. There he constructed an elaborate train station. When you walk into the train room, the first thing that you see is the heart of nature. The little characteristics of the landscape, handmade buildings and figurines brought his second home to life. His travels always gave him exciting ideas; when he would return, he'd have another memory to add upon.
Another project he designed was his own amateur radio room. This room was a whirlwind of electronics that few people understood. To Al, it was where he could be himself while talking to friends from across the world.
Al had many friends and touched the lives of many people with his easy-going personality. It is with great sadness but also grace that we say goodbye to "Big Al," husband, dad, grandpa, brother, uncle and a loyal friend. May his kindness be passed on to all who knew him.
Al was preceded in death by his wife, Lenore Snyder; parents, Martha and Albert Snyder, as well as Martha's second husband, Cameron J. Beck; sisters, Martha Eaton and Alice Larken.
He is survived by his daughter, Molly Anne Haynes and his favorite (and only) granddaughter, Brittany Rachelle Haynes, both of Rochester, Minnesota; his sister, Ethel Mary Hashoian; several nieces and nephews; and friend, Steve Jackson.
Family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the physicians and nurses at Munson Medical Center, Traverse City, for making Al comfortable in his last remaining hours and to Covell Funeral Home for final arrangements.
A celebration of life is planned for a later date.
"Everyone keep a big smile on your face, this is KB8FJB signing out." - (SK)
Published on December 2, 2018
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