William Lee (Bill) Snyder, 86, of Hudson, passed away Saturday, May 20, at Baptist Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, with his family at his side.
Bill was born in Cleveland to Clarence K. Snyder and Ann Farana Snyder, and graduated from Cleveland Heights High School and Western Reserve University.
An entrepreneur, Bill started his business, Nordec, Inc., in 1962. He was currently Chairman of the Board.
Bill's passion for antique cars remained all his life. He still owned his first car, a Super-charged Stutz, that he had bought when he was 16 years old. He was a founding father of the Northern Ohio Region Classic Car Club of America. Besides collecting antique and Classic cars, Bill and his wife, Christine, were involved in the old car hobby, serving in various positions in the Ohio and Florida Regions of the CCCA, and were members of various other collector clubs. They loved not only showing their award-winning stable of Classics, but also touring in them. They had toured to many parts of the nation on 25 tours throughout the years.
Although not old enough to serve in the military during WWII, Bill became a Civil Air Patrol Cadet, doing his patriotic duty in that capacity.
He is survived by his wife Christine, daughters Laura Theodore (Andy), Julie Snyder (Rob), Shelly Dippel (Garry), Karla Mintus (Bob), Wendy Gardner (Paul), and sons, William C. Snyder, and Jason D. Sudbrink, eleven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
Memorial Services and a Celebration of his Life will be held on June 17, 2017 at 11:00 am at the family residence in Hudson.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Classic Car Club of America Educational Foundation, P.O. Box 346160, Chicago, IL 60634, the Classic Car Club Museum, 6865 W. Hickory Rd. Hickory Corners, MI 49060, or the American Cancer Society.