Charles Snee spent his entire life giving to others, and his quiet, behind the scene type character brought major contributions to the youth of Willoughby and Lake County. During his lifetime, Mr. Snee always was concerned for others, especially youth. He organized, sought to improve the quality of life and ensured others received credit, even though it was he who was the driving force. Charles was very active in Catholic Charities, serving on the Cleveland Catholic Diocese Charities Executive Board and as Director of the Lake County Catholic Charities. He also was past president and a lifelong member of the Lake County Library Board, and a member of the Willoughby Eastlake Library Committee. Mr. Snee was a member of the Boy Scouts of America of Lake and Geauga counties, a member of the Lake County United Way Executive Board, and a founding member of the Willoughby Youth Football League. He organized the first Willoughby City Wide Little League Football in 1956 and served as coach for the league. He was actively involved in the Willoughby South High School Booster Club and never missed a football game! He was one of the oldest members in seniority.
Charles Snee, a Navy veteran of World War II, was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Willoughby where he was a Eucharistic Minister, a member of the men�۪s Holy Name Society, a member of St. Vincent DePaul Society, an usher and was instrumental in organizing the original Summer Festival at the Church. Mr. Snee was a member of the Knights of Columbus.
Charles Snee was honored as the Lake County Man of the Year in 1983 and in 1999, received an award as Knight of the Year. Mr. Snee passed away February 4, 2002.