Darwin P. Snyder, 87, of Ithaca, formerly of Auburn, passed away on Monday March 18, 2019 at the Cayuga Medical Center, in Ithaca. He was the son of the late Randolph and Kathryn Warner Snyder. Darwin graduated high school in 1949 with an interest in farming and drafting. He worked for his father for two years as a clerk and four years as a drafting apprentice for General Electric. Darwin joined the US Army in 1955 and after his discharge in 1957, he earned his master’s degree in Agricultural Economics at Cornell University. In 1964 he started at Cornell University as a research associate in finance and farm management. He retired from Cornell in 1991. Throughout his retirement he was active with his family and church. Most importantly, his life reflected his faith in Jesus Christ.
He is survived by:
Wife: Iva Snyder
Children: Daniel P. Snyder and his wife Constance of Burlington, NC
David R. Snyder and his wife Pamela of Jamesville, NY
Rebecca L. O’Dell and her husband Gregory of Annandale, VA
Grandchildren: Arrington, Kathryn and Hewitt Snyder
Jerusha, Mesha and Stefan O’Dell
Iva’s Children: Iva Marie Whitman of Austin, TX
Marsha Heisler and her husband Michael of Lansing NY
Kathryn McKay and her husband Steve of Lansing, NY
Kevin St. John and his wife Mary Ann of Columba, SC
Lorna St. John of Columbia, SC
Siblings: Roger Snyder and his wife Jo Ann of Columbus, OH
C. Glenn Snyder and his wife Sharon of Vernon, NY
Esther Filer of Auburn
In addition to his parents, Darwin was predeceased by his first wife Lois E. Snyder and brother William R. Snyder.
Visitation will be from 1PM to 2:45PM on Saturday March 23, 2019 at Scipio Baptist Church, 4324 State Route 34B, Union Springs, NY 13160 with a service to follow at 3PM.
Burial will be later in the spring at Evergreen Cemetery in Ledyard.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Scipio Baptist Church missions fund in memory of Darwin Snyder.
Scipio Baptist Church
4324 State Route 34B, Union Springs NY 13160