July 29, 1932 – Aug. 29, 2012
James C. Snyder passed from this life at the end of August 2012. He was born in Long Beach, Calif. in July 1932 and lived his early life in Wilmington, Calif., graduating from Banning High School in 1951. After marrying Pauline Newson, he and his wife resided in Torrance, Calif. until 1993 when they retired to Lake Havasu City.
He was a Korean War veteran, having served four years in the Air Force. From a young age, he was fascinated with making model airplanes. He continued that hobby the remainder of his life and was a member of the Desert Hawks. His other hobbies included remote-control boats, hunting, guns and working in his workshop, making and repairing the model airplanes and boats. He will be sorely missed by many of the friends that he and Pauline met through the airplane and boat clubs.
He is survived by his two daughters, Jamie Snyder and Tracy Dimler, both of Calif.; his sister, Georgianna Gingold, of Santa Fe, N.M. and two nieces and a nephew. A memorial service and reception is being planned for a later date.
Thoughts and condolences may be submitted to the family at www.lietz-frazefuneralhome.com.
Arrangements were placed under the care of Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home and Crematory.