Matthew G. “Matt” Snyder, 76, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 28, 2019 at Sun Rise Hospital in Las Vegas, NV.
He was born on June 3, 1941 in Escanaba, son of George and Geraldine (Burh) Snyder. Matt graduated from Holy Name High School and then attended Northern Michigan University. He was a lifelong resident of Escanaba.
Matt honorably served in the U.S. Army from 1964 until 1969.
On May 21, 1966, Matt married the former Judde Kutches at St. Thomas Church in Escanaba.
Matt worked for Mead Paper Company until his retirement.
He loved golfing and taking care of his yard. He enjoyed reading and following sports, especially the Green Bay Packers. Matt and Judde enjoyed wintering in Lake Havasu, AZ with their friends.
Matt was a proud member of the Amvets, American Legion, Disable American Veterans and VFW. He was a member of the Delta County Veterans Council Honor Guard. He also was involved with the Elks Lodge 354, Eagles Club and the Escanaba Country Club.
He is survived by his wife, Judde of Escanaba; sister, Martha (Richard) Ambrosino; brother in law, Peter (Barbara) Kutches; and sister in law, Ruby (Ronald) Carroll; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Matt was preceded in death by his parents. George and Geraldine.
Visitation will be on Friday, May 3rd from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Home, 302 S. 13th St., Escanaba. The Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 5 p.m. at St. Thomas Church with Rev. John Shiverski and Rev. Rick Courier concelebrating.
Committal service and military rites will take place on Saturday, May 4th at 10 a.m. at Holy Cross Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
A message of condolence may be directed to Matt’s family by visiting crawfordfuneralhomes.net.