Tyrus Mark Snyder, born in Logan, UT, on January 19, 1996, passed away peacefully in his home on December 23, 2023, in Wilmington, NC. Ty was a loving, funny, and hard-working man who loved playing games, eating good food, and spending time with his family, friends, and dog (Sammy). On any day of the week, you could find Tyrus hard at work with his dad, listening to music and dancing with his mom, playing jokes on his sister, horsing around with his brother-in-law, or playing Uno or Yahtzee with his numerous friends and family members. Ty brought out the best in people; we call him our “golden boy” because no matter where we went, people went out of their way to show kindness to Ty (like paying for his meal or giving him a whole bucket of fresh-caught Walleye). He was a connector of people and was happiest when all his friends and family were in one place.
Tyrus had many accomplishments during his life. He was an adventurous sailor, sailing from the United States to the Bahamas with his Mom and Dad in 2021. He was also a dedicated athlete in the Special Olympics for over 20 years, earning hundreds of medals in swimming, track and field, skiing, bowling, and many other sports. He excelled at playing disc golf and bocce ball and had just started to learn to play pickleball. For the last year, Ty was a Café Assistant at Dub’s Café at UNCW and previously worked at Bitty and Beau’s as well as The Crepery in Logan, Utah.
Tyrus’ spirit and love continues to live through his Dad (Doug), Mom (Judy), twin sister (Aubrey), brother-in-law (Tyson), Nanny (Jenny), and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and coworkers in Minnesota, Utah, Nevada, Washington, and North Carolina. His family knows that Tyrus made friends everywhere he went and loves and appreciates each person who touched his life. We are especially grateful for the community of Cache Valley who loved and supported Ty in so many ways.
We will all miss our Ty and encourage his loved ones to enjoy a cheeseburger or ice cream in his memory.