Donald Snook

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202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 12/4/2009 14:00:00

202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 12/5/2009 11:00:00

Donald E. Snook, age 76, passed away Monday, November 30, 2009 at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Toledo. He was born May 22, 1933 in Willard to the late Ray and Alberta (Redding) Snook. He served in the U.S. Army following the Korean Conflict. He was a plumber/pipefitter and served as Business Agent for Local #224 of Sandusky, and later became a member of Local # 42 of Norwalk.
He is survived by one son, Dennis Snook of Willard; three daughters, Darlene Snook of Sarasota, FL, Doris Adamson of Sarasota, FL and Diane (Greg) Swartzmiller of Attica; one grandchild, Blaine Swartzmiller and 4 step-grandchildren, Angel Duty, Shawna Reinhart, Shane Swartzmiller and Caleb Swartzmiller; two great-grandchildren, Alyssa and Lillian; the mother of his children, Donna Snook; one sister-in law, Viola Snook and her sons, Randal Snook and John (Alice) Snook; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Douglas Snook and one brother, Richard Snook.
Friends may call at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard on Friday, December 4, 2009 from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM. Funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, December 5, 2009 at 11 AM. Memorial contributions may be made to Willard Mercy Hospital or to the donor’s favorite charity. Online condolences may be left for the family at


Bob applegate - Feb 21, 2024
I was looking at my VA records and saw Don's name. Sorry to hear he had already passed. I felt he was instrumental in me getting the apprenticeship and became friends until I moved to Florida. RIP Don, you were a great man. I am proud to have known you. 951-691-6966
The Art Family - Jan 19, 2010

We are so sorry to hear of the loss of our dear friend (and my sister’s neighbor)Don Snook. My neice and nephew lovingly called him Papa Don and he was a joy to watch riding his bike around Johnson’s island. He will never be forgotten.

John & Marcia Shininger DiSilvestro - Dec 6, 2009

To The Snook Family,
I was saddened to hear of the passing of Uncle Don. I have the fondest memories of going to your house on Liberty Road for family get togethers. And the times when Uncle Don would let the “Shininger Kids” ride the horses. May your memories and love for your dad be a comfort for all of you at this time.
Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you. Marcia Shininger DiSilvestro

Missy Thornton - Dec 5, 2009

Diane, How odd we’re both going through our losses at the same time. I have many fond memories of staying all night at your house, making home-made pizzas, the aftermath of the Willard tornado, your horses, and the night we had each other’s electric blanket controls, one of us too hot and the other too cold. My prayers are with you all. Missy

Troy Predieri - Dec 4, 2009

Dear Snook Family…I’m saddened by the news of the death of Don. I remember our talks and coversations when he would come into Rich’s Sunoco and gas up his truck. I was only in High School at the time, but Don always would have sincere words of advice as well as an open ear and heart to listen too what I had to say and feel.Just a little flashback to let you know as I know you do, how GREAT of a man he was. You all are in my thoughts and prayers at this time.
Troy B. Predieri-Sebastian, Florida

Matt Shininger Family - Dec 4, 2009

Your father is and always has been an uncle to all of us. I hope you find comfort in knowing that he is at peace with Doug now. All the memories of him while growing up is something I’ll never forget. I was so happy to be a part of his special night when he was inducted into the WHS Hall of Fame. I am proud to say that he was my uncle. I always looked up to him as a strong, honest and sincere man, a roll model for all of us to live by. May God bless your family.

Don and Donna Myers - Dec 4, 2009

To the Snook Family; We send our heartfelt sympathy to you at this time of great loss. Your dad will always be remembered for his quiet way and always a smile when he met you. May your memories of the happy times shared bring you great comfort in the days ahead.

Margaret Drury - Dec 3, 2009

On behalf of my family, I wish to extend to you deep sympathy on the loss of your dear one, Donald.
My parents, Walter and Dorothy Drury, knew Don’s parents, Ray and Alberta. May the good Lord above fill you with His peace and comfort, as only He can.
Margaret drury

Dusty & David Gurney Families - Dec 3, 2009

Dave and I send our thoughts and prayers to you and yours. I remember the many trips as a child when we tagged along with Dad to shoe the horses. Your Dad always had a smile on his face. May God wrap his arms around you all and carry you during this difficult time. Hold on the the many memories that you have and share them with each other over the next few days, weeks and years.

Dear Snook Family - Dec 3, 2009

I am so sorry for your loss. Unfortunately, I know exactly what you are going through. My prayers and thoughts are with you.
Joni Thornton

Jeri (Mullen) Laser - Dec 2, 2009

Dennis and family, so sorry to hear of your dads passing this week. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this trying time. Jeri

The Redinger Family - Dec 2, 2009

My wife and I send our deepest sympathy. I will miss him as a fixture and friend on Johnson’s Island. It will never be the same without Don’s blue truck passing our home with a wave and smile. He silently touched so many people in his quiet way.

David H. McConahay - Dec 2, 2009

I was shocked and saddened to learn of Don’s death in todays Sanduskey Register.
Don and I have been friends since he moved to the Island. I will truely miss him.
David McConahay

Brian Bevier - Dec 2, 2009

I am truly sorry to hear of your father’s passing. He and Doug are now awaiting all to join them where there is no more pain, only joy and peace. May God Bless you all and hold you in His arms.

Fred Wittman Family - Dec 1, 2009

We wish to send condolences to your family. We have been on Johnson’s Island since 1965. We spent a lot of time with his parents at different events.
As I ride my bike by your cottage, I often think of all the good times we had with your parents and the Alfords.
Again, we are so sorry to lose another good neighbor.

joe hutman - Dec 1, 2009

My dear friend and great neighbor has moved on to a new beginning.No one can heal your heart and your pain. We who have been in your shoes understand. May the big fella wrap his big arms around this beautiful man and hold him ever so close to his heart.Joe

Anne Massey - Dec 1, 2009

I will miss Don going past my house on Johnson’s Island and waving on his way to town for a meal. I am so sorry he is gone. Anne Massey

Wendy Daniel - Dec 1, 2009

Dennis and family – sorry to hear about your father. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Cheryl and Tom Vickers - Dec 1, 2009

Our deepest sympathy to Don’s (Snook’s) family. He was a special neighbor. We will miss his wave and smile as he drove “Blue” on his way to supper. There was never a doubt what time it was when he passed you on the bridge. May your memories give you comfort, peace, and smiles.

Shelley Grundish - Dec 1, 2009

Diane and family – Sorry to hear about your dad. Since I just lost my father on October 16th, I am mourning with you. Peace and blessings to you. Shelley

Joan and Bob Sturgill - Dec 1, 2009

Dear family,
We’ve only lived on Woodcliff since 2001, but enjoyed talking with Don as we walked or rode our bikes past his home. We never really knew his first name, just called him Snook. He always had a friendly smile and a hearty wave of the hand as he passed by in the familiar blue truck on his way off the island for meals. We are in FL for the winter, so won’t be able to come to the funeral home, but wanted you to know that we were saddened to hear of his death. May God be with you and comfort you in your grief.

Thomas Schodorf - Dec 1, 2009

I extend my sympathy to Don’s family. He was instrumental in my initiation into local 224. With his guidance he laid a strong foundation for my career. I will be ever thankful to Don.