Dennis S. Snyder, Sr., 68, Watertown

WATERTOWN, NY — Calling hours for Dennis S. Snyder, Sr., 68, will be 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the Reed & Benoit Funeral Home, Watertown. Burial will be held at the convenience of his family.

Dennis passed away Thursday, Nov. 8, at his residence where he was surrounded by his family and under the care and compassion of Hospice of Jefferson County.

Born Jan. 1, 1950, in Watertown, Dennis was the son of Charles and Nora (Cody) Snyder, he was educated locally.

He worked as a core maker at Black Clawson for 22 years, and as a mechanic for Watertown DPW for an additional 22 years.

He married JoAnne Long on July 17, 1971, at Watertown’s First Methodist Church, Mullin Street.

Dennis enjoyed hunting, fishing, NASCAR, camping, being by the water, spending time with family, and, on occasion, having a Busch Light (or two).

Surviving besides his wife of 47 years, JoAnne, are his children, Betty Jo Snyder-Mead (companion Vallery Baltz) of Clayton, Dennis Jr. and Heather Snyder of Watertown, Kelly Snyder (companion Larry Moore, Jr.) of Watertown; his grandchildren, Jorden, Bailey, Emily, Brett, Freddy, Joshua, Denny; a great-grandson, Nolan Wayne; and a sister, Joan DeLine of Florida.

He was predeceased by a brother, Charles, and his nephew, Bobby.

Donations may be made in his name to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham Street, Watertown, New York 13601.

Arrangements are with Reed & Benoit Funeral Home, Inc.

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