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C. Ward Snyder
Date of Death: May 12, 2016
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Braddock Street UMC
Friday 5/20, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Braddock Street UMC
Friday 5/20, 11:00 am

Cecil Ward Snyder, 96, of Winchester, Virginia, passed away peacefully in his home on May 12, 2016. Mr. Snyder was born in 1920 in Gore, Virginia, the son of the late Thurston Oliver and Lula Mae Snyder. He had a 46 year career as a salesman for Schencks Food Company. Ward graduated from Handley High …
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Sharon Applegate left a message on May 21, 2016:
Uncle Ward made the best home made, hand cranked ice cream ever known to mankind. I can see him carefully pouring the mixture in and then the salt and the ice, and cranking for what seemed to us kids as hours. When he could no longer turn the handle, we got to have ice cream that I can remember to this day. He took me fishing, taught me how to skip stones on water and how to do a runners start for a race. I even got to ride in the rumble seat of the antique car. He was the kindest and patient man in every aspect of his life with always a twinkle in his bright blue eyes. I loved him very much and I was privileged to be his niece. My Mom says Uncle Ward was the best older brother a girl could have and he gave her love and advice and support her entire life. He comforted when she was afraid of kidnapping after the Lindbergh baby by telling her that it only mattered if your parents had a sack of gold, and she was no longer afraid. He stood by her side at my Dad's funeral, supporting her in every way. Lately, she would call and talk on and on and he would just listen, letting her talk. I would say that they don't make men like Uncle Ward anymore, but the truth is that I don't think they ever made many men like Uncle Ward. He was truly a great man and an inspiration to everyone who met him.
Bill McMullan left a message on May 21, 2016:
Uncle Ward and Aunt Julie were both very special! I enjoyed my visits with him and our talks of antique cars, fishing, gardening and the Redskins. He was a true southern gentleman and one of America's "Greatest Generation".
Michael Gobbi left a message on May 18, 2016:
I am so grateful to have had Ward in my life and blessed to have been his friend. He was kind, selfless, and a gentleman. He simply was the finest man I've known. Michael Gobbi
ginny hawkins Bowers left a message on May 18, 2016:
Mr. Snyder was a special man. He called on our grocery store (Hawkins. At Marlboro ).always friendly and smiling. He will be missed by all .you are in our thoughts and prayers. r
Betty R. Fout left a message on May 17, 2016:
I came to work at Schenck Foods in 1960 and worked with Ward until his retirement. He was a truly kind and caring man and it was always a pleasure to work with him. Kindest regards to his family. Betty Fout
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Richard Sankovich left a message on May 14, 2016:
Having known Ward for just the past 35 years has been a pleasure. When we got together bringing my Mother in Law - Anna Sandy over for Ward & Anna's weekly lunch, we always found time to talk especially about hunting and fishing as Ward was also a long term member of the Winchester-Frederick Co. Conservation Club. He was thankful for the trout that I brought for him to be cooked by his daughters and he was especially fond of deer tenderloin. He liked to hear about the Club functions and made a few of what we would call snarky comments about members or leadership in years gone by too. Ward was a good man, friend, a great Uncle to my wife Barbara and had an endless wealth of knowledge about Winchester/Frederick co. and the History of the area. Ward was indeed born in Gore, Virginia and for you locals who should recognize the name of the house, it was Willa Cathers. Wards wife Julia was a gem and when the two of them were together, you could feel thier emotional connection. We celebrate your life and all those who were touched by it!
Berkley Rayfield left a message on May 14, 2016:
I have many fond memories of Aunt Julie and Uncle Ward. Uncle Ward will always be wearing a pair of blue jeans and a white t-shirt with a fishing pole in his hands. Some of my best childhood memories include Aunt Julie and Uncle Ward coming the the Eastern Shore to visit. He enjoyed what I liked, fishing and crabbing. You both are truly missed but not forgotten.
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