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Daniel Edward Snodgrass

Daniel Edward Snodgrass, age 57, of Payneville, Kentucky, passed away Sunday, November 25, 2012 at Breckinridge Memorial Hospital after a brief illness.

He was preceded in death by his father Otha Snodgrass and a nephew, Joshua Quinn Snodgrass.

Dan was born November 6, 1955 in Gary, Indiana, where he was a United States Steel worker.  He also worked as a corrosion engineer and supervisor with Harco Company in Chicago, IL where he inspected 400 miles of the Alaskan Pipeline.  He graduated from Indiana State University and earned a Masters Degree from Western Kentucky University. With his work as a special education teacher, counselor, and principal he impacted the lives of countless individuals in the Butler, Breckinridge and Meade County school systems. He combined his passion for athletics and education by coaching golf and girl’s basketball, and in teaching swimming lessons for the American Red Cross for over 30 years. His greatest joys were carpentry, plumbing, electrical work, sports, fishing, boating, scuba diving, traveling and any intellectual or physical challenge placed before him. He was a natural leader who motivated and inspired family, friends, and all who knew him to aspire to their greatest potential.

Dan is survived by his wife, Marie Barr; mother, Pat (Marvin) Stanley of Morgantown, KY; son, Quinn Kolakovich Snodgrass, of Harned, KY; beloved niece, Elizabeth Shannon; foster daughter, Sha Shireman of Payneville; sister, Lori (Del) Watkins of Hawesville, KY; brother, Thomas Earl (Ebru) Snodgrass of Flagler Beach, FL; nieces, Bonnie Blanchard, Brittany White, and Jasmin Snodgrass; and many great nieces and nephews.

Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, November 28th at St. Theresa Church in Rhodelia at 6:00 P.M.

Visitation hours will be 4-6:00 P.M. at St. Theresa Church in Rhodelia. The family is being served by Bruington-Jenkins-Sturgeon Funeral Home.

Expressions of sympathy may be made in the form of donations to your local Angel Tree Ministry or to Camp Tessa (a summer camp for children with autism) c/o First Federal Savings Bank or c/o Kristin Hibbard at MCHS.

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Fine man... I have many pleasent memories of Dan... He will be missed...
Pat and other members of Dan's family: We would like to express our sorrow in the passing of Dan. He was a good neighbor of ours several years ago. May God Comfort you at this trying time.

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