TBDBITL Alumni Club

The Best Damn Band In The Land - The Ohio State University Marching Band Alumni

Douglas Michael Snapp

March 29, 1945 - July 8, 2014

Douglas Michael Snapp, of Columbus, died unexpectedly at Riverside Hospital on July 8, 2014. He was born on March 29, 1945, in Urbana, Ohio, to Raymond and Lucille Snapp. He graduated from Urbana High School in 1963 and from The Ohio State University in 1967, where he marched in The Ohio State University Marching Band. Doug continued his studies at Middlebury College in Vermont and at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz in Germany. He finished with an MA in German Literature, a subject he loved and pursued his entire life.

He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Deena; son, Bart (Vedrana); brother, David (Angie); sister-in-law Debby (John) Gilffillen; and nephews and nieces, Tim (Gwen) Snapp, Jeff Snapp, Chris Snapp, Kelly Snapp, Thad (Stephanie) Evans, Matthew (Kendra) Brown, Katy Evans, Traci Curnutte.

Doug retired from South-Western City Schools after teaching German and coaching tennis at Westland High School for 30 years. He loved retirement and made the most of every day. In the last few years, Doug and Deena began playing the Mountain dulcimer. In his usual approach, Doug worked hard to improve his skill and knowledge. He and Deena have attended dulcimer festivals and workshops around the country where he loved getting to know professional dulcimer players and hosted many workshops for them. Doug loved to learn. With every new interest he would study and grow while helping others learn, too. Doug was thoughtful and generous, filled with humor, touching the lives of many. He will be greatly missed by many.

Family and friends are invited to come and celebrate Doug's life on Saturday, July 19, at 5 pm at The Ohio State University Golf Club, located at 3605 Tremont Road, Columbus, Ohio. Bart and Deena are looking forward to enjoying good food and good company as we remember Doug. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Doug's name to The Ohio State University Marching Band.

Douglas was a member of the marching band in 1963. He played baritone.