VAN WERT, Ohio — Ronald A. Snyder, 69, of Van Wert, passed away Jan. 2, 2020, during brief hospice inpatient care, Lima Memorial Hospital.

Ron was born Feb. 22, 1950, in Marion, Ohio, the son of Eldon (Sam) Snyder, who has preceded him in death and Elizabeth (Betty) Snyder who survives in Van Wert.

Ron was an athlete and a scholar. He graduated Indian Lake High School, Lewistown, Ohio, in 1968 and went on to Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, earning a Bachelor of Science in chemistry and math and receiving the Undergraduate Award in Analytical Chemistry. Ron was a physical chemistry research doctoral fellow at Purdue University Graduate School, West Lafayette, Indiana. He was a US Navy veteran.

In addition to his mother, Betty, he is survived by two sisters, Carmen (Jim) Houser, Russells Point, Ohio, and Rita,Van Wert.

Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. There will be no viewing or services at this time. A commemorative service will be announced at a later date.

Condolences may be expressed at www.alspachgearhart.com.