Deborah (Herraiz) Snyder

August 4, 1958 ~ September 26, 2023 (age 65) 65 Years Old

Deborah Snyder Obituary

Deborah (Herraiz) Snyder, age 65 of Bolivia, NC, was called to her eternal home on September 26th, 2023. Deborah was born and raised in Canton, Ohio where she graduated from GlenOak High School in 1976. In 1979 she met the love of her life, Donald Snyder, also of Canton. They were engaged 6 months later and married in 1980. It was love at first sight.


She was born to the late Domingo and Tonia Herraiz. She is survived by her husband Donald Snyder; daughters Renee (Jordan) Coad and Lauren (Brent) Simonson; grandsons Jensen Coad, Owen and Gavin Simonson; her brother Domingo (Lizette) Herraiz and sister Paula Herraiz and her many cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.


To Debbie, everyone was family, whether she knew you for decades or just met you for the first time. She had a way about her that made you feel important and loved. Her smile, her laugh and her genuine care for others made her presence a comfort. One of the many ways she showed her love was through cooking and serving others. You always left her home with a full belly and a full heart.


Debbie spent more than 40 years working for Aultman Hospital. When she wasn’t at work, she did what made her happiest, making memories with her family. Debbie spent weekends camping with her family and spent summers at Ocean Isle Beach. She found joy in the simple things in life. She was a Girl Scouts leader and volunteered to go on nearly every field trip with Renee and Lauren. She was active in her community, supporting local charities, volunteering for community events, and faithfully serving her church, specifically for those in need.


When Debbie and Don retired, they relocated to North Carolina. They found joy in being closer to the beach and living a relaxing life centered around family, friends, their community, and neighborhood. Debbie co-chaired the social committee and chaired the welcome committee. As always, Debbie loved being a warm friendly face to her neighbors.


In recent years, Debbie became “Abuela” and “Nena” to her 3 grandsons. She truly cherished every second she spent with them. They knew her best for her cookies, pretend play, adventures, crafts, beach days, and big warm hugs. Debbie face-timed with the boys every day, read them stories and couldn’t wait to hear about their days. She made sure they knew how much they were loved.


One constant throughout her life was how deeply she loved and cared for other people. Debbie consistently placed other people's needs before her own. She had the biggest heart and was incredibly compassionate and generous. Her legacy will carry on forever, reminding each of us that love conquers all.


Ephesians 4:2: Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.


Family and friends will be received at Rossi Family Funeral Home on Friday, October 20th from 8:30 to 10:30am. Directly following, a funeral Mass will be held at the Basilica of Saint John the Baptist at 11am with Very Rev. Dr. David M. Misbrener-Rector. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Museum of Coastal Carolina at Ocean Isle Beach in her memory.

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October 20, 2023

8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Rossi Family Funeral Home, Inc.
730 30th St. N.W.
Canton, Ohio 44709

Mass of Christian Burial
October 20, 2023

11:00 AM
The Basilica of Saint John the Baptist
627 McKinley Ave. N.W.
Canton, Ohio 44703


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