Bernard “Bernie” Thomas Snyder

Bernard “Bernie” Thomas Snyder, 54 died unexpectedly at home June 30, 2019. He was born Nov. 27, 1964 in Naples Italy, the son of Paul and Joyce Snyder.

Bernie graduated high school in San Antonio. Following graduation, he served in U.S. Coast Guard. He met April Mitchell while stationed in Port O’Connor.  Bernie and April married Jan. 28, 1989. They enjoyed 30 years of marriage, growing in love each year. Bernie welcomed three beautiful children into the world, Natasha, Marissa and Garrett.

He was a devoted husband, father, brother and papaw. His favorite past times were kayaking, scuba diving and loving his family. He loved to laugh and to make others laugh. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends and all who knew him.

He is survived by his wife, April; daughters, Natasha and Marissa and her spouse, Kyle Stignani; son, Garrett and wife, Harley; granddaughter, Willow; and brother Carl Snyder and wife, Yvonne.

Visitation was held from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, at Grace Funeral Chapel. A funeral service is at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 3, at Grace Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow at Olivia Cemetery.

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Arrangements and services under the personal care of Grace Funeral Chapel - Port Lavaca.

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