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Norman E. Snyder

Norman E. Snyder, 85, of Lansing, NY, died peacefully on January 10, 2022, while surrounded by his loving family. Born in Lansing, NY, on January 8, 1937, he was the son of the late Ruth (Miller) and Edgar Snyder. He graduated from Lansing High School in 1955 where he was a three-sport varsity letterman. He attended Cornell University and served in the U.S. Army from 1956 through 1958. On June 11, 1960, he married Joanne Sidle and remained wed to her until her death on October 19, 2017. He was a dedicated family man who raised four sons and was an avid sports fan (Lansing Bobcats, Syracuse Orange, and New York Giants) and enjoyed keeping up on current events. He was a self-employed businessman who owned and operated West Side Gulf in Ithaca for several years and was subsequently a Mac Tools distributor. He retired in 1998 and enjoyed gardening, reading several daily newspapers, tinkering in the garage, going on walks, being outdoors, and a medium rare steak and cold beer every Saturday night. He is survived by his sons (and their spouses), Norman Jr. (Michaela) of Wilton, CT, Scott (Sue) of Austin, TX, daughter-in-law Kathleen of Lansing, NY, and Deron (Karen) of Moravia, NY, brother Gary and sister Eileen, twelve grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son Kevin, brother Larry, and sisters Lucille and Elaine. Calling hours and funeral services will be private at Lansing Funeral Home. Interment will be in Asbury Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Kevin M. Snyder Memorial Scholarship, 5 Autumn Ridge Road, Ithaca, NY 14850. To share a memory, please visit www.lansingfuneralhome.com.


Sorry to hear of Norm's passing. He and I traded many stories with e-mails and we called each other numerous times in the last few years. We were sports fanatics and I grew up with his wife Joanne. He will be missed, but never forgotten. My condolences to Norm, Scott, & Deron

Bob Robinson (former Candor basketball coach) Jan 17 2022 9:29 AM

Norm was a great friend and neighbor. He made us feel very welcome when we moved in and was always trying to help us out with whatever we needed. I will sincerely miss our conversations and will always remember him as a generous guy with a great sense of humor.

Chuck Jan 15 2022 2:03 PM

First met Norm while working at Cayuga Ford , bought several tools from him. Later on he sponsored our Mac Tools softball team in the Lansing League. A good man.

George Richardson Jan 15 2022 9:51 AM

Norm & Joanne became friends as we watched high school sports activities. The following years meant sharing & enjoy-
ing an occasional afternoon "happy hour". After Joanne's
passing, we helped Norm with some companionship; he missed his wife very much. Norm put up a "good fight" deal-
ing with his breathing problems. He wanted to remain in his
home & he managed to do so. As his birthday approached
Norm liked to comment that he & Elvis Presley had the same
birth date, but he lived 40+ years longer! God bless his soul.
With sympathy to Norm, Jr., Scott & Deron and their families.

Frank & Mary Lehr Jan 13 2022 6:37 PM