MULEY51 RIP

BelchFire

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This is a sad one for sure. Muley51 was an outstanding JHO member and always had positive things to add. He was helpful, informative and definitely had a hunter's spirit and motivation. As many of you do, I always enjoyed his mult-generation hunts and hated when his father passed away. My heart broke for him when he lost ETC2NA and now my heart breaks for his family suffering what must be doubly painful after the loss of a son. Prayers for his family.

Is this him?
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/fresnobee/obituary-preview.aspx?n=craig-emery-snyder&pid=174869513&referrer=83
 

fritojay

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VERY SAD. I remember reading about the helo crash and loss of life and then a short time later him posting that is was Sean.
Rest in peace brother.
 

thewolfman

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Wow.... I remember the post about his son... Never got to know him but all of his post of family hunting together hit a core in my heart because I started to take my son and nephews hunting with me... My condolence to his family .. Rip 51... U will be missed
 

#1Predator

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This is a sad one for sure. Muley51 was an outstanding JHO member and always had positive things to add. He was helpful, informative and definitely had a hunter's spirit and motivation. As many of you do, I always enjoyed his mult-generation hunts and hated when his father passed away. My heart broke for him when he lost ETC2NA and now my heart breaks for his family suffering what must be doubly painful after the loss of a son. Prayers for his family.

Is this him?
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/fresnobee/obituary-preview.aspx?n=craig-emery-snyder&pid=174869513&referrer=83
Yes, that was him. Here's the obit.:

Snyder, Craig Emery 10/20/1951 ~ 05/11/2015 SAN DIEGO -- Craig passed away suddenly at the VA Hospital in La Jolla, CA. He was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. Our families and friends will always remember him for his love, his many kindnesses and brave presence throughout his life and death. Craig was born to Russell (deceased October 8, 2014) and Betty Deaver Snyder in Sanger, California. He grew up there where his extended family and friends still reside. Craig's life was celebrated at his family church, Calvary Fellowship officiated by his boyhood friend, Pastor Pat Neimeyer, on May 19, 2015. During Pastor Pat's visit to the hospital, Craig came to the Lord. He was a devoted and loving husband to Sandra Louise Snyder for 32 years; and father to Lt. Sean Christopher Snyder, a Navy helicopter pilot killed in the line of duty on January 8th, 2014. Lt. Snyder is survived by his wife, Amy; and Craig's and Sandra's grandchildren, Sean II, Brady, Ethan, and Makayla. He was Godfather to Sandra Bowman; and best friend to little sister, Deann Belden. He joined the United States Navy in 1971 and spent most of this time in San Diego. He served aboard the USS AJAX as an ET-1 and was honorably discharged after seven years enlistment. Craig worked at Data Graphix for 29 years as and Electronic Maintenance and Repairman. In retirement, he worked at Grossmont Union High School District as a Campus Supervisor. Interment honors will be held at 9:30 a.m., on Friday, May 29, at Miramar National Cemetery, San Diego. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the American Cancer Society , 2655 Camino Del Rio North, San Diego, CA. 92108.


Published in The San Diego Union Tribune on May 28, 2015

​FYI - a wreath was placed on both graves (father and son) as part of the National Cemetery Wreath Ceremony. See separate post for some National Ceremony details.
 
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k_rad

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Wow, What a blow!! This is just absolutely heart wrenching and I can't say any better what has already been so eloquently said. The "only" slight consolation is that Muley 51 does not have to feel the pain and torture that he obviously felt every waking hour by the loss of at first his father but then by his son! I can't imagine that kind of daily feeling of loss and sorrow. My heart goes out to his wife and family that now have to bear this additional burden God Bless them. Thanks for posting this Chuck.
 

Orygun

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I believe I met him once way back in the early days of JHO. Real nice guy. Definitely a shame.
 

OPAH

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So Sad, I tried to find his Introduction Post but there is a gap missing.
But he was born on Oct, 20th 1951, and has been a JHO member since 2002
 

bradyldrocks

Active member
MULEY51 was my Papa. He was an awesome man and I always looked forward to flying out to California to do some hunting with him. Our four generation hunts were something that I didn't fully understand the significance of until it was too late. From January 8th, 2014 to May 5th we lost the last 3 generations of Snyder men. My father Sean (far right, ETC2NA on here), my Great Grandpa Russell (middle), and then Papa Craig (far left, MULEY51 on here). All were incredible men. Great hunters, mentors, and role models. I stand between my great grandpa and papa. My oldest brother, Sean II, is on the other side of my great grandpa and my little brother Ethan is right next to Dad. I wish that I could have had more hunts with them and more time to go fishing with them. Wishon will always be my favorite place to hunt and hopefully me and my brothers will be able to get back out there again one year. Thank you all for your thoughts and memories of my Papa and Dad. I'm new on JHO but I've grown up with them on this website and I'm glad I can be in the community.
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Bankrunner

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Your here paying tribute to a very unique and valuable family heritage. What you bring with you from your youth must have been there to start with so I wouldn't cut yourself short on understanding the significance at the time of those adventures.
Cheers to you and your Family!
 

cjack

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bradyldrocks, I am glad you joined the forum. I had the pleasure of talking to your Grandmother last week on the phone for the second time, I enjoyed our conversation and was hoping there was some way I could get her a copy of this thread so she would know how people felt about your Papa. I was planning on contacting the moderators to find out if there was some way to make this happen since she wasn't able to access his account. I hope you have the chance to share this with her. Had plans to meet up with your Papa a few years ago at Wishon but it never happened. Perhaps someday I will run into you and your brothers on a hunting adventure in the Shaver Lake, Wishon area. Condolences young man, carry on the family traditions.
 

KTKT70

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So nice to see you here buddy. You come from a great family. My dad is also a chopper pilot. He was shot down 3 times in war and sum how made it home safe. God still had work here for him to do. Thank you for sharing your father with all of us. It is thanks to guys like him that we live in the best country ever. God bless us all and my he give you and your family strength in your times of need. Hope to see you in the fields some day.
 

quaildeath

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Bradyldrocks, not that it makes a difference in your losses but......you are truly blessed to have four generations of men, WOW!, hunting together. That is truly astonishing and maybe only a few percent of the population that can say that. Also, it is amazing that four generations of men actually love the tradition of hunting and were keeping the outdoor spirit alive. This is also extremely rare. Very easily one of the generations could of turned into a bunch of city folk.

I have one brother who hunts out of maybe 25 mixed cousins and 2 brothers that are alive. Take that for at its worth.
 


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