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Obituary: Larry Snyder, Columbus

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David Larry Snyder, 67, of North County Road 150W, died at 1:53 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, at Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility.

Growing up, Larry was involved with Hoosier Hills Boy Scout Troop No. 2060. He was a graduate of Columbus North High School and worked as a lineman with Public Service and was an A.D.A. advocate consultant. Appointed by Governor Frank O’Bannon, Larry served several years as a commissioner on the Indiana Fire Prevention & Building Safety Commission, helping to advise on the guidelines governing compliance issues regulated by the Americans With Disabilities Act on new and existing construction throughout the state,.

On a local level, he was instrumental in organizing events such as Experience the Challenge Day, an opportunity for individuals in our city to experience, first hand, various forms of disabilities in an attempt to increase awareness of the structural and emotional barriers the physically challenged community face.

Not only was he able to personally enjoy many of the benefits of his efforts in Columbus in the form of improved access, he was also honored by the Columbus Human Rights Commission as a recipient of the William R. Laws Human Rights Award recognizing him for his outstanding contributions in the community for human equality.

He enjoyed going to gun shows, NASCAR and spending time with his grandsons.

Funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home with Elder Dan Ledwinka officiating. Calling will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to the service Friday. Burial will be at Flat Rock Baptist Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of South Central Indiana.

Mr. Snyder was born in Virginia Oct. 16, 1945, the son of David Snyder and Doris Shoultz Snyder.

He is survived by a daughter, Lorie (Lester) Maschino, North Vernon, IN; grandchildren, Lake and Lance Maschino; and aunts, uncles and cousins of the Shoultz family.

You may view his video tribute after 4  p.m. today, light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via the Internet at

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