Ronald Snyder

Obituary of Ronald R. Snyder

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Ronald R. Snyder was born on May 3, 1977, in Potsdam, New York. He was one son born from the union of Timothy Snyder and Rosemarie (Hanson) Street.  He attended Killingly High School in Danielson, Connecticut.

Ron met his future wife, the former Kirsten Velardi, during their high school days, where they both harbored secret crushes for each other. Unfortunately, they never expressed their feelings at that time. However, fate had a different plan for them. Years later, Ron and Kirsten reconnected through the power of social media when he found her on Facebook.  From that moment on, their love story blossomed. The couple officially started dating in 2015 and sealed their commitment through marriage on June 17, 2016. Their journey is a testament to the enduring power of love. Together their family would be blessed with the blending of two daughters and a son.

Ronald was a man of many talents and passions. One of his greatest joys was tending to the greenhouse he built, where he nurtured a diverse array of plants, from delectable tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, and peppers, to the vibrant morning glories and sunflowers that brought beauty and life to his flower garden. His green thumb was a testament to his dedication and skill as a gardener.

Beyond his green oasis, Ronald was renowned as the family's grill master. With his exceptional skills, he delighted everyone with his mouthwatering ribs, burgers, and prime rib. Whether it was a family gathering or a neighborhood celebration, Ronald's grill was a cornerstone of culinary delight.

A true outdoorsman, Ronald enjoyed spending time fishing with his daughter, Autumn and his brother-in-law, Dave, and his son, Ronnie, in their local fishing spots. Hunting was another passion of his, often venturing to Jackson, Michigan for thrilling adventures in pursuit of game.

Creativity and festivity also showed in Ronald's home. He took great pride in embellishing every inch of his house for both Halloween and Christmas, turning his abode into a magical wonderland. Neighbors would often comment on how his decorations resembled a harmonious blend of the Hallmark channel and Bronner's.

One could hardly talk about Ronald without mentioning his love for hats. His collection was extensive, reflecting his unique sense of style and personality. Additionally, he was an avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys football team, finding great joy in watching their games, particularly when Ezekiel Elliott or Dak Prescott graced the field.

Above all, Ronald was a hardworking individual who dedicated himself to providing for his family.  He worked as a Core Driller in the construction industry for many years. That commitment could be seen in the thoughtful creation of a wine rack for his beloved wife and the countless pieces of furniture he skillfully handcrafted for their home.  He was a true Patriot, embodying a deep love for his country and reminding others of the importance of embracing their American heritage.

Ronald R. Snyder, age 46, of Petersburg, formerly of Monroe, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday; August 20, 2023, at William W. Backus Hospital, Norwich, Connecticut. His passing was preceded by his grandparents.

To cherish his memory, he leaves his loving wife of seven years: Kirsten; his mother: Rosemarie (Brian) Street; his father: Timothy Snyder; three children: Autumn McKinney, Summer Snyder, and Ronnie Hebert; two sisters: Jessica R. (David) Wurts and Jamie Jo Snyder; four grandchildren; two nieces; and two nephews; his in laws: Anthony and Rita Velardi who loved and were incredibly prideful of Ronald.

No public services are planned at this time.  His care has been entrusted to Merkle Funeral Service, North Monroe; 2442 North Monroe Street, Monroe, Michigan 48162 (734) 384-5185.  Cremation will take place though the on-site crematory, Covenant Cremation of Erie, Michigan.

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