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Joan Carroll Snyder


Joan “Joanie” Snyder of Grand Rapids, MI passed away on October 18, 2023, from a quick battle with pancreatic cancer. Joanie is preceded in death by her father, Neal Carroll; mother, Leone Carroll; and her brothers, Paul and Kenny Carroll. She is survived by her loving husband of 45 years, George; her sons, Stephen (Annie), Kevin and Alan (Nicole); and her grandchildren, whom she adored, Sila, Sullivan, Brooks, and Nolan. Her memory lives on in her siblings, Dan (Carolynne) Carroll, Marilyn Carroll Kane, David Carroll, and Tom (Beth) Carroll. She is also survived by her sisters-in-law, cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews and a host of long-time friends. Joanie had a passion for serving others and organizing events, reunions, and vacations to bring her friends and family closer together. She was an active supporter of the arts, and her involvement in charitable organizations is too numerous to list.

There will be a visitation to honor Joanie’s memory at O’Brien-Eggebeen-Gerst Funeral Chapel, 3980 Cascade Rd SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546 on11/1/2023 from 4-7pm, a funeral Mass at Saint Stephen Catholic Church, 750 Gladstone Dr SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506 on 11/2 at 1:30pm and a celebration of life at Watermark Country Club, 1600 Galbraith Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546 on 11/2 from 4 – 7:30pm.

In lieu of flowers or cards, the family requests donations in memory of Joan Snyder to Family Promise of West Michigan (

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8 Responses

  1. Having worked with Alan and George, I had the pleasure of meeting Joanie. Her graciousness and love of life was obvious, as was the devotion to and from her family.
    My heart aches for your loss.

  2. So sorry for your loss. I worked with Joanie at Ernst & Young. She was such a fun living and positive person and a friend to all. She will be missed. Prayers to you all for strength in the coming days. Hold tight to your wonderful memories.
    Cindy Havard

  3. Sending prayers and love at this sad time. Joannie was full of life! May the happy memories of Joannie start healing your broken heart….
    Dave& Cathy HealySteggerda

  4. George, our sincere condolences to you and your family. I know Joanie will always be in your heart. Our best wishes go with you as you journey thru the precious memories and goodbyes. May God bring you comfort through this time.

  5. George and Alan and the entire Snyder family~
    Sending you comfort and prayers today and all the days ahead. I remember golfing with Joanie at one of our outings and we laughed so hard that day. She was full of love and laughter. I pray for comfort and peace.

  6. George and the entire Snyder family, Melissa and I send our sincere condolences for your loss. For all the years I have known Joanie, she was so sweet, inviting, and inclusive. She will be missed by all. We lit a candle for her and sent prayers at church in her memory. Sending hope for your entire family’s healing. Melissa and Jim

  7. Joanie was full of energy and love for her family. I worked with her years ago and enjoyed crossing paths with her in recent years. Her smile was amazing.
    George I don’t have adequate words. You and the family are in my thoughts.
    Barbara Lovinger

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