Thomas Noble Snyder was born on June 5, 1919 in Crown Point, Indiana to the Reverend Mr. Dorsie Emmett and Elsie Bell (nee Noble) Snyder. He lived in Price Hill and Saylor Park in Cincinnati, Ohio; Johnson City, Tennessee; and finally, Milford, Ohio where he graduated from Milford High School (Class of 1937). He attended the Ohio State University and worked his way through school at Kroger’s Grocery store. After graduation from Ohio State with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree in December,1941, Tom started work for Procter and Gamble in Cincinnati, Ohio as a purchasing agent.
He enlisted in the US Army in May of 1943 and was assigned to Ft Eustace, Virginia for basic training. He attended Officer Candidate School and was sent overseas to serve in France, Germany and the Philippines during World War II. He separated from active duty on July 5, 1946 as a Captain.
He returned to Proctor and Gamble in 1946 and married his college sweetheart, Dorothy Lucille Hill, on June 22, 1946. They settled in Cincinnati where they were the parents of three children. The family traveled all over the United States and Canada during summer vacations.
Tom and Dottie square danced for many years. The family attended Church weekly and Tom taught an adult Sunday School Class for a number of years. He was elected to the School Board when his children were young and played an integral role in the building of the Junior High school where his children attended.
He retired from Proctor and Gamble after 36 years, after which he and Dottie traveled extensively, visiting Europe many times, Hong Kong, India, Canada, Alaska and Australia.
Active in the community, he and Dottie volunteered at Providence Hospital and delivered Meals on Wheels. They purchased a house in Ocala, Florida and came down here “two weeks before the first snowfall” in Cincinnati, each year for a number of years. They finally decided to make Ocala their permanent home, although they continued to travel as long as their health was good.
Tom was preceded in death by his wife, Dottie, on June 5, 2004. Tom passed away quietly at his home in Ocala, Florida on January 7, 2019. He is survived by his three children, five grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren:
Lt Col (USAFR ret) Kenneth Nolan, his wife Carolyn (Sommer), granddaughters Erica Lyn Buxton (Rob) and Jillian Kay Schmiedt (Patrick), and great-grandchildren Tyler Robert Buxton, Victoria Lyn Buxton, Chase Thomas Buxton, Kaylie Elizabeth Schmiedt, and Nolan Allen Schmiedt; Lt Col (USAF ret) David Emmett, and his wife Margo (Love), grandson Brian Thomas and his partner, Katherine Martychenko; and Donna Kay Zuefle and her husband David, grandson Cameron Jared and his wife Karen (Reuter), granddaughter Kathleen Megan Outlaw (Steven), and great-grandsons Carter William Hemphill and Mason Thomas Zuefle.
Prayers for all of you. Ken I know you have many great memories of your dad 😍. Hugs. Michelle & Keith
Michelle & KeithTemperance, MI
My heart is saddened at the loss of my former client and friend. I was one of his first caregivers. How could you not get attached to this wonderful man. He was a delight to be with, we had such great times together which I will treasure forever. He had such great stories of his life to share. One fond memory was when he conned me into a driving escapade. After almost wiping out his neighbors mailboxes, he was back in the driver's seat and giggled all the way. He really did great. After returning back to his home he said "You can calm your nerves down now", and we both had a great laugh. Seeing him daily was always like spending time with family. THANK you for letting me be a part of his life. I loved him dearly. THANK you DONNA for our times together.
Donna giardinaOcala, FL
Sorry for you and your family's loss Donna. I know you will miss him!
Ann saxonisOrlando, FL
So blessed that I had the pleasure to know Tom for the past 39 years. He was like a second daddy. Such a loving man, and wonderful life. Prayers to the family for strength and healing in this difficult time.
Anna StilpOviedo, FL
May sweet memories quickly replace the feelings of sadness and loss.
Elizabeth WigleOrlando, FL