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Grace Elvira Maratta Snyder, American volunteer. Recipient Distinguished Service award Ohio General Assembly, 1970, Community Builders award Masonic Lodge 340, 1996; named Outstanding Service Senior Citizen Reynoldsburg Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1987, Outstanding Eldercare Work, Ohio State Department Aging, 1989; inducted into Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame, 1994.


Snyder, Grace Elvira Maratta was born on July 22, 1922 in Jackson, Ohio, United States. Daughter of John William and Mary Ann (Lewis) Matthews.


Student, Rio Grande College, 1941. Student, Columbus Business University, 1942.


Clerk-typist Ohio State Department transactions, Columbus, 1942-1944. Administrative office manager Div of Police City of Columbus, 1944-1977, retired, 1977. Legislation agent Police and Fire Retirees of Ohio, Reynoldsburg, from 1978.

Trustee Columbus Police Sub-Relief Fund, since 1967, Adult Life Care Center, Reynoldsburg, Ohio, since 1990. Lobbyist Police and Fire Retirees of Ohio, Columbus, since 1978.


The Covenant is a big challenge to everybody. If God is committed to human race, anyone has to be prepared to accept that as reality and make a commitment in return.


The separation of church and state has guaranteed the diversity of religious expressions and the freedom to worship God according to each person’s conscience. However, separation of church and state permit interaction.


All individuals should be sensitive to others by using appropriate language when referring to any person.


Past president Reynoldsburg Womens Civic Club, 1979-1981, Reynoldsburg Womens Republican Club, 1982-1984. President Reynoldsburg Senior Citizens Center, since 1988. Trustee Wesley Ridge Retirement and Health Complex, since 1996.

Member Columbus Police Retirees Association (Outstanding Service 1981).


  • Other Interests

    Musical theatre, reading, tv watching, shopping, eating out.


Married James Edward Maratta, October 14, 1957 (divorced May 1971). Married Price Knapp Snyder, September 19, 1998.

John William Matthews

Mary Ann (Lewis) Matthews

James Edward Maratta

Price Knapp Snyder