Snyder, Dennis Craig

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June 5, 1953 - September 11, 2018

Snyder, Dennis Craig

Dennis C. Snyder of Saginaw, TX, passed away peacefully in his sleep at home, Tuesday September 11, 2018 at the age of 65. Born June 5,1953 in Huntsville, AL to George and Delores Snyder. Dennis grew up in Harlan, IA before the family moved to Yuma, AZ, in 1967.

Dennis was a 1971 graduate of Kofa High School. He proudly served in the U.S. Air Force, June 1971 – October 1985, where he rose thru the ranks to TSGT as an aircraft mechanic on C-141 and B-52D aircraft.

Following his military service, he worked for American Airlines at DFW as an AMT Crew Chief until he retired Oct 26, 2012.

Dennis thoroughly enjoyed retirement life taking multiple cruises with his wife, including the last 2 weeks of his life. He loved traveling this country and abroad, reading and was an avid race car fan.

Dennis was preceded in death by his father, George Snyder, brothers Jeff Snyder and Tom Snyder.

Dennis leaves behind the love of his life and best friend of 38 years, Virginia Snyder of Saginaw, TX, mother Delores Snyder of Yuma, AZ, sons Jason Snyder and wife April of Indianapolis, IN, John Snyder of Colorado Springs, CO., sisters Penni Snyder and JoBeth Rowe and husband Keith of Yuma, AZ, granddaughters Jordan Snyder of Azle, TX, and Brittany Snyder of Indianapolis, IN, nephew Justin Quary at NMSU of Las Cruses, NM.

Dennis will be laid to rest with military honors at 11am Tuesday September 18, 2018 at DFW National Cemetery, Dallas, TX.

Dennis will be forever missed by all those that knew and loved him.

We love you Dennis and you will forever be in our hearts.

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Terry & Tami Finley

September 20, 2018 11:25AM

Virginia and family,
So very sad to hear of Dennis passing. I'm glad he was able to enjoy retirement and make lots of memories for those he left behind. He was truly a great guy and it was such a pleasure to call him our friend.


John and Nancy Pittman

September 19, 2018 6:37PM

Virginia, words cannot begin to capture our thoughts on hearing of Dennis passing. What a wonderful man who was loved by so many, especially you. I’m so thankful we were able to have breakfast with the two of you several times in Galveston before leaving on one of your many cruises. I’ll never forget how the two of you showed up at my FA graduation at Southwest, it meant so much! Thinking of you during this time.


Keli Bellas

September 17, 2018 6:21PM

So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and yours with love and light


Rosemary Quiroga

September 17, 2018 11:29AM

My condolences to the family, I keep everyone in my prayers and always in my heart and soul . Thinking of the family . I am here for you Ms. Virginia I am blessed to have met you , you are a strong and beautiful person your family is beautiful and i am g honored to have gotten to know you love you !!


Carol & Tom Scheidel

September 17, 2018 9:24AM

Virginia, heart felt condolences to you and family. Dennis was a wonderful partner, husband, father. He always knew how to make your day with special flowers. You two knew how to enjoy life! All of you are in our thoughts & prayers.


Mark and Paula Bowers

September 17, 2018 7:55AM

Virginia, Paula and I will be praying for you during this very difficult time. Dennis was a great man! He was a mentor to me and a great friend to all of us that had the privilege to work with him. For those of us that worked in the phase dock, you and Dennis made us feel like family! Y’all hosted some of the best parties! Thanks! Paula and I thank god that we got to re-connect after we moved back to Haslet. He will be missed!


Bob Jones

September 16, 2018 5:23PM

I am so sorry to hear of Dennis's passing.He was a wonderful person to work with.Our prayers are with you and your family.


Don (Donnie) Coker

September 15, 2018 10:00AM

Virginia. Condolences on your loss. Dennis was the Crew Chiefs, Crew Chief. I served under him and along side of him at Carswell. He was great Mentor. He will be missed. Prayers to you in this time of need.


Wayne L. Pease

September 14, 2018 7:39PM

I graduated with Dennis from Kota way back when (1971). I remember he came over one day to help put a new starter in my ‘57 Ford. I think he realized I was somewhat useless with cars. Always had a smile and was very funny. Times like this I can see us all, and we are all 17. Take care.


Nadine Tidmarsh

September 14, 2018 12:17PM

Virginia - sending you my love and condolences for your sad loss. Never met Dennis in person but we spent many hours chatting on line due to our love of cruising. Reunited with his beloved Bandit. RIP Dennis. You will be sorely missed xxxx


Jeanne Jay

September 14, 2018 11:27AM

Virginia, I am so sorry for your loss. I met him on Inletcam and followed your wonderful cruises and all of the restaurants you two enjoyed. I send you my sincere condolences and sympathy.


Lisa and Mark

September 14, 2018 10:51AM

Virginia, so sorry to hear about Dennis. We love you guys! When we were new to the Air Force, you guys kind of adopted us and made us feel accepted! We will never forget your friendship! May God wrap you in peace and comfort.


David Wright

September 14, 2018 8:01AM

So sorry. I grew up with Dennis and his family in Yuma. We lived in the same manor. My prayers for all. Will be there Tuesday.


Doug Reising

September 14, 2018 6:04AM

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I remember him so well from the days at Carswell, Hanger 1050, the Phase Dock. I pray that God through the Holy Spirit provides you with comfort during this difficult time. Sincerely, Doug Reising


Steve Scaramuzzo

September 13, 2018 8:37PM

Virginia, I am so sorry to hear of Dennis’s passing. He was one of my favorite coworkers and I’m proud to say friends at AA. I will miss him and remember our fun times at work. I will pray for your family. May God Bless


Al Blegen

September 13, 2018 7:13PM

Virginia. So sorry for your loss. Dennis was a super troop when we served in Air Force together. He will no doubt be missed by many


keith bradley

September 13, 2018 7:00PM

Virginia, I am so sorry for your loss, I loved having you and Dennis here for dinner and all the times he and I talked online. Great Man. Let me know if I can help in any way.
Keith


Harley Thomas

September 13, 2018 6:43PM

Dennis was a great guy and mechanic! I knew him at Carswell in the 1980’s in 7th OMS and last seen him when I was at Alliance with AA 1994-95. RIP Dennis.❤️


Chuck & Laura Welyczko

September 13, 2018 4:49PM

Virginia,
Laura and I cannot tell you how sorry we are hearing about Dennis' passing. We lost a friend and I lost my DC 10 partner. Our prayers are with you. He will surely be missed. God keep you and your family in this most difficult time.

Chuck and Laura Welyczko


Ken and Frances Menees

September 13, 2018 1:19PM

So Sorry hearing of Dennis's Passing, We have Fond Memories Dining and Visiting with You Guys. Dennis, Enjoy this Final Cruise ! God Bless You Both.....


Tom Owen

September 13, 2018 1:09PM

Dennis was a good friend and co-worker. We had many a good time working MIDs at DFW with the rest of our friends! Enjoyed our dinners with Virginia and our other members of the little group I hung out with. May GOD bless Virginia and the boys!!!


Jerry Mishak

September 13, 2018 12:24PM

Dennis was a wonderful person. I worked with him many years at AA. Rest In Peace buddy.


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