Frank E. Snodgrass

COLUMBIANA – Frank E. Snodgrass, 96, died at 9:20 a.m. Thursday at the Sandusky Veterans Home where he resided since September 2008.

After serving in the Army during World War II, Mr. Snodgrass worked as a salesman for Jewel Tea Co. for 29 years. He later owned a hardware store in Follansbee, W. Va., then worked at DIY in Boardman, retiring for the last time in 1998 at age 82. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Columbiana.

Survivors include his wife, Donna; children, Kassie (Bob) Rosse, Betty (Bob) Belding, Donna (Ted) Rupert, Frank (Juliet Jaeger) Pancake, Gayle Weikart, Claudia (Walt) Simpson, Connie (John) Benitou, Cathy (George) Nyktas, Cheryl Manley, Craig (Toni Sepeda) Manley, Chris (Mike) Rouse, Curt (Wendy) Manley and Candie (Greg) Dickinson; 31 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two wives, Betty Touissant Snodgrass and Mary Katherine Pancake Snodgrass.

Services will be held at noon Monday at the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home with Pastor Paul Dyke, Frank’s grandson, and the Rev. Paula Archdeacon officiating. Interment will follow in the Columbiana Cemetery where military honors will be accorded by the honor guard of Benjamin Firestone Post #290 American Legion.

Calling hours will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Monday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Benjamin Firestone Post #290 or the First United Methodist Church.

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