Raymond Edward Snyder, age 87 of Caledonia, passed away Saturday afternoon March 22nd, 2014 in Marion General Hospital. Ray was born in Marion, Ohio on October 17th, 1926 as the son of the late George & Alta (Miley) Snyder. He was a graduate of Mt. Zion High School in Crawford County. He was very proud of his service to his country as a soldier during World War II. Ray was employed as an erector at HPM in Mt. Gilead for 41 years. In his spare time he became skilled at scroll sawing and produced many ornate clocks. He reproduced a number of wooden models of machinery produced by the Huber Company that are now on display in the Huber Museum in Marion. Ray was also a member of Caledonia American Legion Post No. 401 and Caledonia Seniors. On August 27th, 1949 he married Joan Miracle and set about building a family that includes his two sons; Robert Snyder of Shelby, Steven (Renee) Snyder of Caledonia and his daughter Nancy Snyder of Marion. He also leaves his nine grandchildren and three great great granddaughters to cherish his memory. He will also be fondly remembered by his brother Richard (Lula) Snyder of Monnette and his sister Donna Miracle of Caledonia. He was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters. Funeral Services for Raymond Snyder will be conducted on Thursday March 27th at 11:00 A.M. at the Timson Allen & Melroy Funeral Home in Caledonia with Rev. Dr. O. French Ball officiating. Interment will follow in Caledonia Cemetery with military honors provided by the U.S. Army. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 5:00 until 9:00. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross or the Caledonia Seniors.