September 19, 1950 ~ March 11, 2020

Born in: Coatesville, PA
Resided in: Aurora, CO

Joseph Robert Snyder
September 19, 1950-March 11, 2020
Passed away after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease. Survived by Wanda Jean Nelms, his best friend and mother of children, Shawn (Janelle) Snyder of Parker, CO, Kelly Chang of Centennial, CO, Kevin B. Snyder of Aurora, CO; grandchildren Connor Chang, Megan Chang, Ainsley Chang, Abigail Snyder, Delaney Chang, Cole Snyder, Alexa Snyder, Preston Snyder, Carter Snyder; brother Thomas William Snyder of Exton, PA. Preceded in death by parents Kenneth & Dorothy Snyder, brother John Eric Snyder. He worked in the insurance industry for many years and earned his C.F.P. along with numerous awards. In 1989, he was promoted and moved his family to Colorado, to run the Western Region for CNA insurance. He enjoyed swimming, playing guitar, fly-fishing, scuba diving, competing in triathlons, family time especially with his nine grandchildren, his Golden Retrievers and the Colorado mountains. Celebration of Life  at a later date.

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  1. Joe was my first best friend and we were virtually inseparable for years. We were often mistaken for brother and sister – twins, actually, because we were only nine days apart in age. We shared many fun-filled escapades during our time on Chestnut Street and at Wagontown pool. I send my deepest condolences to Joe’s family. May he rest in peace.

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  2. Class of 1968 / Coatesville High School. While so many years have been spent by so many of us, I want to stop and say a word of support to Wanda and to all Joe’s family … his demeanor was truly one of warmth and kindness. It’s times like this that we all realize the dear ones we’ve long ago left behind… May God bless each of you!

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  3. I’m saddened to hear. But know that Joey is no longer in pain and rejoicing with the Lord. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Hold onto the memories Wanda. Until you meet again. Love you bunches ❤️❤️❤️🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

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  4. Dad, may you rest in peace. Thank you for the memories that we will hold so dear in our hearts and for your many warm-hearted gifts to the kids during the holidays. Love you always, Shawn, Janelle, Cole and Alexa

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  5. We are so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. Our thoughts are with you.
    We hope you find comfort in happy memories of him in the days ahead.

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  6. Wanda, Shawn, Kelly, Kevin and family,
    We were saddened to learn of Joe’s death. Please know that you all will be in our prayers.
    Bill and Jo McAdoo

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