John Snider

May 1, 1937 - July 4, 2020
John Snider

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John “Murph” Snider, 83 of St. Clairsville died Saturday July 4, 2020 at Sewickley Valley Hospital in Sewickley, PA.

He was born May 1, 1937 a son of the late George and Genevieve ( Murphy) Snider in Bellaire, Ohio.

John was owner and president of McFadden & Associates.

He was a veteran of U.S. Marine Corp and a Catholic by faith.

John was member and Past Extoller Ruler of the Martins Ferry Elks club and a member of the Fairpoint Polish Club.

He also lived and worked in Los Angeles County, California for 45 years. Upon retiring he returned to the Ohio Valley.

John was preceded in death by his parents, an infant brother George and his brothers Frederick (Mary Jo) and James (Charlie) Snider.

He is survived by his companion of 20 years Sharon Donahue of St. Clairsville, OH, and her children Van (Carol) Donahue and Janet (Brian) Runyan; his brother David (Cheryl) Snider of Jacobsburg, OH and his sister Karen (Bill) Kahl of Bellaire, OH along with several nieces and nephews.

In accordance with his wishes no formal services will be held.

Arrangements by the Care Funeral & Cremation Specialists 204 W. Main St. St. Clairsville, Ohio 43950.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Martins Ferry Elks Club or the Fairpoint Polish Club by going to “”.

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  • July 07, 2020
    Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum says:
    May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of John Snider, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Marine Veteran, John Snider, is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

  • July 07, 2020
    Pat & Donna says:
    Karen & David, we are so sorry to hear of Fremont's passing. Our thlughts & prayers are with you & his family.

  • July 08, 2020
    Karen Connors says:
    Dave Cheryle and Family We are saddened by the loss of your loved one Please know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers

  • July 09, 2020
    Cindy Lyden says:
    Sharon, Van and Janet (and Karen & David) I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Murph. I have so many childhood memories of “uncle” Murph. He spent the night at our house (The Lyden’s) a few Christmas Eve’s and slept in the hallway so we could not sneak and look at our presents. He gave us Millers Outpost gift certificates and we thought we were the richest kids going shopping! We all used to beg him for that Porsche! Most of all we will remember him always smiling, always had a hug for us and the many memories from going camping and going on hikes and “hit the dirt!”. Murph, the legend, will be so missed. Love you guys.

  • July 09, 2020
    John “Jack” and Charlotte Lyden says:
    Our deepest condolences on the passing of a lifelong friend, Murph. We go way back to the years of Catholic school, the best times camping, drinking Bud and the New Year’s Eve parties dancing all night. A true friend. You will be missed. Sharon, sending you our love. Jack and Charlotte Lyden