Walter Snyder

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Walter B. Snyder, 86, passed away at 11:07 pm on Sunday, October 17, 2010 at Alton Memorial Hospital in Alton. 


He was born on July 20, 1924 in Virden, IL the son of Lorenzo Leroy and Georgia Anna (Feen) Snyder.

He married Eva Martin on September 29, 1950.  She preceded him in death in March 1994. 

Walter was employed at Olin Corporation as a machine adjuster for 41 years, retiring in 1983.  He was a member of the Alton Eagles #254, the Alton Moose Lodge # 951 and the Westerner Club.  He enjoyed bowling and playing cards.

He is survived by two daughter and a son-in-law, Karen Snyder and Sharon & Jim McGibany all of Bethalto; grandsons and a spouse, Jimmy McGibany of Alton and David & Tabitha McGibany of Bethalto; two great granddaughters, Reagan and Marley; a sister, Mary McGrew of Jerseyville and numerous nieces and nephews. 

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Daniel Snyder, Arch Snyder, Leroy Snyder and Chester Snyder and a sister, Roberta Smith. 


In celebration of his life, visitation will be from 10 am until service time at 12 noon on Thursday, October 21, 2010 at Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home in Bethalto with Pastor Phil Schneider officiating.

Burial will follow at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. 

Online condolences and guest book may be found at

Obit Provided By:
Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home

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