SNYDER, Robert

SNYDER, Robert W. E., 88, of Martins Ferry, OH, died Sunday, September 22, 2013, at Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling, WV.

He was born July 30, 1925 in Martins Ferry, a son of the late Robert L. and Margaret L. (Clemens) Snyder.

He was a former Supervisor of Industrial Relations of the Upper Ohio Valley Plants for Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel with 28 years service and a retired Vice-President of Labor Relations for the Louis Berkman Company for 12 years. Robert was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Martins Ferry.

As a Staff Sargent in the 8th Army Air Corps during WWII he flew 35 bombing missions as a tail-gunner in a B-17 bomber in the European Theater.

Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Marylou (Gow) Snyder, daughter, Terrell B. Snyder, son-in-law, Steve Haynes, grandson, Campbell Robert Haynes all of Batavia, OH and a brother, Howard I. Snyder.

Friends will be received at the Heslop Funeral Home, 415 Walnut St., Martins Ferry, OH, Saturday, October 12, 2013, from 9:30 a.m. until time of a Memorial Service at 11:30 a.m. with Rev. Dr. Bill N. Lawrence officiating.

Military honors will be presented Saturday at 11:15 a.m. in the funeral home by the VFW Belmont County Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Belmont County District Library at Martins Ferry, 20 S. 5th St., Martins Ferry, OH 43935 or Oglebay Institute Mansion Museums Committee,1330 National Rd., Wheeling, WV 26003.

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