Dec. 12, 1959 - June 27, 2008
ARAPAHOE -- Matthew Jerome Snyder, 49, of Los Osos, Calif,, died on Friday (June 27, 2008) at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.
He was born Dec. 12, 1959, in McCook to Robert and Patricia (Heiser) Snyder. He grew up in Arapahoe and was baptized, received his first communion and confirmed in the St. Germanus Catholic Church, in Arapahoe. He attended school in Arapahoe and graduated from Arapahoe High School in 1978.
After graduation, he worked for several local farmers and area businesses. He then went to work for the Burlington Northern Railroad.
In the mid 1990's, he moved to Denver, Colo., to work for a structural engineering testing company. Later, he moved to California and worked for a general contracting company located in San Luis Obispo, Calif.
He is preceded in death by his father, Robert Snyder.
Survivors include his mother, Patricia Snyder of Arapahoe and brothers, Bill and wife, Jill Snyder of Arapahoe, Bob and wife, Carla Snyder of Yutan, Mike and wife, Shelley Snyder of Edison and Doug and wife, Chris Snyder of Arapahoe.
Funeral Mass will be Tuesday, 10:30 a.m., at St. Germanus Catholic Church in Arapahoe with the Rev. Robert Barnhill officiating. Burial will be at the Arapahoe Cemetery.
Visitation is today until 8 p.m., at Wenburg Funeral Home in Arapahoe and prior to the service at the church. Rosary service will be prior to the service on Tuesday at 9:45 a.m., at the church. Condolences and personal reflections may be left at www.wenburgfuneralhome.com.
Wenburg Funeral Home of Arapahoe is in charge of the arrangements.