Howard Felix Snook, age 93, unexpectedly past on May 6, 2020 in his own home in Circleville. He was born December 17, 1926 to his parents William and Lucy (Frick) Snook in Williamsport, PA. Howard was a proud World War II Veteran, serving his country honorably from 1944 to 1945 in the Navy as part of the Philippine Campaign. In November he was proud to attend his Honor flight to DC. After the war he attended Syracuse University for his Mechanical Engineering Degree with his GI bill. He was a mechanical design engineer at E. I. Dupont (which was his only career employer), he was a loyal employee for over 40 years. He was one of the first plant engineers arriving in 1954 at the Circleville plant helping to develop the initial lines for Mylar and Cellophane production. Later in his career he was part of the Research and Development Department at E. I DuPont.
He married the love of his life Rose Federico from Niagara Falls, N.Y. and moved to Pensacola, Florida then they transferred to Circleville. They enjoyed 47 years of marriage together. Howard was a devoted member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus in Circleville. He was an avid OSU Buckeye and Reds fan, played softball, golf, and bowling for Dupont teams. He loved cars restoring a 1964 ½ Ford Mustang, Buicks, and lately Mercedes. One of his lifetime favorite things to do was to attend the Williamsport Little League World Series games in his hometown. He enjoyed a nice meal out and being part German, he loved a good cold beer on occasion. Going to cultural events such as plays, musicals and visiting the orchestra were favorite events. He and Rose also enjoyed going to Flea Markets and visiting Floral Garden parks.
Howard volunteered for many organizations including Boy Scouts, Habitat for Humanity, American Legion Post 134 as the Chaplain and (known for many years as Chaplain at the annual Memorial Day Cemetery ceremony in Circleville), The Soldiers Monumental Association of Pickaway County and Advisor for Buckeye Boy State. Service to the community was important to him and his wife Rose. He will be missed dearly by all who knew him.
Howard is joining in heaven by his parents William and Lucy Snook; his wife Rose Snook; his siblings Vivian Snook-Reed, Ella Snook and William Snook.
Left to mourn his passing are his twins: William (Mary) Snook of Lancaster and Judy (Les) Kean of Avon Lake OH; 6 grandchildren: Christopher (Tara) Stant, Megan (Carlos) Sanchez, Elizabeth (Jeremy) Hedges, Paula (Jason) Kirkpatrick, Katherine and Joseph Snook; 8 great grandchildren.
Family will receive friends from 5-8 pm on Thursday May 14 at Defenbaugh- Wise- Schoedinger Funeral Home located at 151 East Main St – Circleville, Oh. Guests are respectfully asked to wear masks and attendance will be monitored to ensure the safety for everyone attending.
Due to public health guidelines, a private graveside service will be held at St Joseph cemetery in Circleville with Father Ted Machnik where he will rest beside his wife Rose Snook.
In lieu of flowers Memorial contributions can also be made to St. Joseph Church, Circleville or Habitat for Humanity, Chillicothe. Please visit www.schoedinger.com to share a personal memory or condolence with Howard’s family. A Memorial will be planned in the future so a Catholic Mass can be held at St Joseph’s Church followed by a Color Guard ceremony at the graveside at St Joseph Cemetery in Circleville to be announced in the future
The family wants to thank the community for support during these unusual times for all.