Manoush Snyder

  • Born: June 8, 1922
  • Died: July 17, 2015
  • Location: Indianapolis, Indiana

Flanner Buchanan - Washington Park North Cemetery & Funeral Center

2706 Kessler Blvd. West
Indianapolis, IN 46228

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Tribute & Message From The Family


Message From The Family

The Snyder family would like to extend a special thanks to her attending physician Doctor Robert Weller (IU Health) and to the staff of American Village

Manoush "Moni" Hagopian Snyder of Indianapolis passed quietly in her sleep on July 17, 2015. She was (93) years old.
She loved her country, family, music and sports. She had numerous hobbies. She belonged to the Nelson Eddy Appreciation Society. As a youth she sang in the church choir and played the violin. She attended the Aetna School of Commerce and worked for an insurance claims adjuster. After marriage, she continued to do insurance claims work in her home. This led to an in-home typing business, primarily typing class and term papers for Butler University students.
During WWII she was a volunteer cadet at the Service Men's Club (USO). Two of her four sons graduated from West Point and served in the Army. Election Day found her working at the polls. She was a loner, yet an instant friend with everyone with whom she came in contact. She was an ardent reader and never stopped learning. She was truly a unique person.
Her husband of (52) years, Albert Roger Snyder, died in 2001, and she proudly remained a member of his family. Sister, Alice Wilson preceded her in death as well.
She is survived by her four sons, Jeffery Albert, Bradford Nelson, Daniel Roger, Phillip Douglas, nine grandchildren, one great grandchild, and brother, Garo Hagopian, sisters, Lucy Rollings, and Mary Hagopian.
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Condolence & Memory Journal

My Grandma loved writing and reading. I wish I knew on a more intimate level what it was that made her love it so much. But I do believe that I inherited my love for words from her. And I wish I had the chance to tell her that.
I do remember from my childhood staying in the old house on Pennsylvania Street with my family. My sister and I kept the downstairs room...and our over-use of the window AC unit would make her worry. I remember looking in closets and finding stacks of Agatha Christy novels (I was obsessed with them for years, by the way). I remember the smell of aging paper, dust, and time, really. I remember ping-pong games held in the downstairs basement. I remember hushed, and very serious games of cards-- Canasta.
After all of these memories, however, I lived many years in the life of a distant grandchild. It wasn't until I started a family of my own that I began writing letters to Grandma. Though our lives were very much separate, I am so glad we kept up with even that small correspondence. We wrote many letters to one another....not nearly as many as we should have...but in this day and age? I'm so proud and thankful for the hand-written letters we produced.
I remember sending her pictures of my daughter--her first and only great grandchild. I had no idea that my daughter would be her only.
It has been many years since I have seen my grandmother or visited her home. It has been many months since we last sent one another a letter. But she has been on my mind and I miss her now--and I will always miss finding a surprise letter from her in the mail.
Grandma, I love you...and I wish you could have met my Elizabeth. She is so smart and she loves to read. I pray that you are resting peacefully and you're with Grandpa, once again.
With great love,
Your granddaughter Sarah, husband Matt, and great grandchild Elizabeth

Posted by Sarah Stevens - Yorktown, VA - Granddaughter   July 23, 2015

Happy to have had the opportunity to be around Monoush over the holidays and growing up. I will miss her recollections of Grandma's time in Armenia, but most of all seeing her, Garo, Lucy, and Mary all together. XO, Keeley Pratt, Great Neice

Posted by Keeley Pratt - Columbus, OH - Great Neice   July 23, 2015

Loved the video and seeing pictures of the family. We will miss her.

Posted by Kim Branson - Indianapolis, IN - Friend   July 22, 2015

To my Aunt...who was an avid collector of beautiful things...and whose pride in her Armenian heritage was almost solely responsible for our learning and understanding the plight of my Grandmother during the Armenian Genocide. I am not sure in life that she understood how much she was appreciated...or how much she will be missed.
In fond remembrance....

Posted by Nancy - Indpls, IN - niece   July 22, 2015

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Aunt Moni was a person of deep convictions, wonderful stories, great range of interests and she was loved by all her family. We l miss her smile and encouraging expressions.

Posted by John & Linda Snyder - Jasper, IN   July 21, 2015


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Lucy & Manoush (right)
Lucy, Manoush (center) & Alice