Dwight Snapp


Dwight Snapp, 70, of Huntsville, passed away Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, at St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima, after a long battle with cancer.

Dwight was born in Huntsville on Sept. 11, 1943, to the late Roy and Myrle Idle Snapp. He also was preceded in death by an infant sister; a brother, Howard Snapp; a nephew, Jim Snapp; three brothers-in-law, Bob Nicholas, Tom Hayes and Lonnie Voorhies; and a sister-in-law, Ginny Tasso.

On Sept. 22, 1979, he married the former Madeline Tasso in Newport, R.I., and she survives, along with eight siblings; Avis Nicholas of Sarasota, Fla., Dick (Evelyn) Snapp of Russells Point, Wilda Hayes and Emerson (Shiela) Snapp, both of Huntsville, Donna Voorhies and Dale (Dorothy) Snapp, both of Bellefontaine, Wilbur (India Ann) Snapp of Helen, Ga., and Ron (Judy) Snapp of Findlay; a sister-in-law, Patricia Snapp of Bellefontaine; four brothers-in-law, Michael (Joan) Tasso of North Kingstown, R.I., and Charles (Lorraine) Tasso, Arthur (Lavenia) Tasso and Jim (Janice) Tasso, all of Newport, R.I.; and 24 nieces and nephews.

Dwight was a 1961 graduate of Huntsville High School and attended Palm Beach Junior College. After retiring from Sears and Roebuck Co., he worked for Sturms Appliance. He managed several restaurants in Newport, including Giovanni’s and the Jamestown Country Club.

Dwight moved back to Huntsville in 2006 after living in Newport for 30 years. He attended Huntsville United Methodist Church.

He enjoyed hunting mushrooms, gardening and was an avid hunter in his youth. Dwight was an excellent chef and enjoyed vacationing in the White Mountains in New Hampshire, but most of all, he loved to be with his family.

Dwight’s great-niece, Ashley Sloan leads a Celebration of Life at 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8, at Shoffstall Funeral Home Main Chapel, 205 S. Main St., Lakeview, with visitation two hours prior. Interment is at a later date in Newport, R.I.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the Top of Ohio Pet Shelter in Bellefontaine and the charities of the donors’ choices.

Condolences can be expressed at shoffstallfuneralhome.com.