William F. Snyder,
age 75 of Chesterton, formerly a 40 year resident of East Chicago, IN,
passed away on Sunday, February 15, 2015 at his home.
He was born on June
29, 1939, in East Chicago, IN, to Rudolph R. and Martha M. Nowicki-Snyder,
both of whom preceded him in death. In 1964 in Lackawanna, NY, he married
Judith Unger-Snyder, who survives in Chesterton. William and Judy recently
celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
William is also
survived by his daughters Kimberly (Chad) Clarke of Atlanta, GA and Chanin
(Ralf Baylie) Snyder of Hammond, IN, and also by his grandson, Alexandr
Clarke of Atlanta, GA, as well as many nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law and
He is also preceded
in death by his son, Gregory Snyder, his sisters Dorothy Vince and Hazel
Jackson and his brother, Thomas Snyder.
William was a
Lieutenant on the East Chicago Police Department, where he worked for 38
years. He was also a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Chesterton,
and a member of the Fraternal Order of Police.
will be held on Saturday, February 21, 2015, at 10 a.m., at St. Stanislaus
Church, 808 W 150th St., East Chicago, IN, with Rev. Msgr. John J.
Siekierski officiating. Burial will be held at St. John Cemetery in Hammond
at a later date.
visitation will be held on Friday, February 20, 2015, from 4 until 8 p.m. at
Fife Funeral Home, 4201 Indianapolis Blvd., East Chicago.
In lieu of flowers,
the family requests donations to the charity of your choice.
were handled by White-Love Funeral Home, Chesterton. To send an online
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