Fred Snyder

A man among men, Fred Snyder’s life came to a peaceful end Sunday, December 29, 2013. Born February 21, 1937 in Cumberland, Maryland to Harold Snyder and Philomena (Corbacio) Snyder, Fred lived an enviable life of honor and faith.  

While his accomplishments were significant and many, his greatest was his consistent selflessness. You could count on Fred to handle controversy with peace, trials with patience and uncertainty with faith.  His humor brought much needed levity in a world where life is often taken too seriously. These attributes that he shared with all who met him are his greatest legacy.

He received his undergraduate degree in accounting from West Virginia University and his masters in accounting from Pepperdine University. The first part of his professional career was spent serving in the United States Marine Corps. He served for 22 years as an officer, beginning with R.O.T.C. while attending college. His career included serving with valor in Vietnam from 1967-68 and serving as Commanding Officer of the Marine Contingent aboard the USS Vancouver. He then went on to work for the Commonwealth of Kentucky as an assistant director in the Revenue Cabinet Collections Department. 

Fred was an active member of First United Methodist Church in Frankfort, Ky., and was involved not only in their United Methodist Men’s organization, but also served as chair of the church council and as superintendent of Sunday School.  Fred was also active organizations such as the Rotary Club, Habitat for Humanity and the Veterans of Foreign War.

Fred leaves behind his wife Barbara Allen Hill Snyder; son Lincoln Snyder and wife Laura of Louisville; daughter Betsy Helton and husband Dan of Bloomington; grandchildren Alex, Matt, and Andy Helton, and Sydney Snyder. He is also survived by his brother Harold Snyder and wife Betty of Shepherdstown, W.Va. He was preceded in death by his parents. 

A Celebration of Life will be held at First United Methodist Church in Frankfort, Kentucky on Saturday, January 25, at 1 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lewy Body Dementia Association.

Allen Funeral Home 4155 South Old Highway 37, Bloomington, Ind., is handling the arrangements and online condolences may be sent to the family at

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  • Barbara,

    So sorry to hear of Fred's passing; I cannot imagine one of you without the other.  You will be in my thoughts and prayers in the coming days.  Wishing you well, dear . . . Candy (Booth) Johnson