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1 of 22 | Posted by: Catherine Kohn - MI

“Joyce and kids, Sally/Tom, Mike/Eileen, Spike/Sue,We are so sorry to hear about Don's death. We Snows stick together and it hurts. Don was so fun...Read More »
2 of 22 | Posted by: David and Jean Snow - Kalamazoo, MI

“Wishing you love and peace at this difficult time. With deepest sympathy. Our family is thinking of you from across the miles. We wish we could be...Read More »
3 of 22 | Posted by: Bob & Susan Britigan - FL

“You were a very special friend old man. Do and will miss you so much. Always there even though you weren't feeling particularly well the smile the...Read More »
4 of 22 | Posted by: Blake Hawk

“To Don's family,Even though we have never met, we send our sincere condolences to you all. Don was such a highlight for our Sherman Y mornings. He...Read More »
5 of 22 | Posted by: Bob and Sandy Feltch

“Always the sarcastic one at Thanksgiving at Grandma Becky's. So many laughs I can and can't remember. Love my "Cuz" family, I will remember Don with...Read More »
6 of 22 | Posted by: Jean Adams - Mears - Family

“JoyceSo sorry for your loss. We all loved Don so much. I have so many memories of him from all those years at Gull Lake. I will always remember him. ...Read More »
7 of 22 | Posted by: A friend

“I knew Don thru Probascos. He was professional yet personal, with a smile or laugh. He will be missed. Prays for the Family....B. Winter ”
8 of 22 | Posted by: B. winter - Kalamazoo, MI

“Joyce, So sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathies.Janine Cotugno ”
9 of 22 | Posted by: JANINE COTUGNO - RICHLAND, MI

“Joyce and children, We are so sad to hear this news and grateful to have known Don and you as Richland friends....Jan and Tom Blaising ”
10 of 22 | Posted by: janice blaising - South Haven, MI

“I used to server Don his breakfast every Saturday morning and loved sharing snarky comments with him. The last couple of years, he loved to pick out...Read More »
11 of 22 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Joyce...we are sorry for your loss...he was a really nice gentleman. I remember when I first met Don in the hall at KCHS in 1957. I knew then...Read More »
12 of 22 | Posted by: Carole (Herr) Wade - Summerfield, FL

“Dear Joyce and family,Our deepest sympathy on the death of Don. May your wonderful memories of him carry you through your grief.Martha and Bob...Read More »
13 of 22 | Posted by: A friend

“Got to know don through his business at Probasco's and my working for kalamazoo public schools.Enjoyed seeing him and talking to him.He was a honest...Read More »
14 of 22 | Posted by: Mark Verburg - Portage, MI

“Our thoughts are with you. We have such happy memories of Don. ”
15 of 22 | Posted by: Connie Mehaffie - Kalamazoo, MI

“Dear Joyce and family. We loved Don and you so much in our early, casual once a month dinner group. We were all having children at the same time and...Read More »
16 of 22 | Posted by: Joan Rosenbaum - Olmsted Twp, OH

“great friend for Mainy many years-family ski trips northern Michiga, and-Colorado-opening day fishing on gull Lake-of course not afraid to have an...Read More »
17 of 22 | Posted by: A friend

“So sorry to hear of Don's passing. I enjoyed bantering with him back in the day. ”
18 of 22 | Posted by: Joe Mapes - Paw Paw, MI

“MAY THE THOUGHT OF KNOWING THAT FAMILY AND FRIENDS SHARE IN YOUR GRIEF BRING YOU A MEASURE OF COMFORT.PLEASE READ PROV17:17 ”
19 of 22 | Posted by: CKT - OH

“We shared many interests and good times, workouts and laughs at the Sherman Lake Y, and became good friends. I truly enjoyed your humor, love of life...Read More »
20 of 22 | Posted by: Dave Fox - Richland,, MI - Friend

“Our thoughts and prayers go to Joyce and the family. With love, Dave/Marge DeLano ”
21 of 22 | Posted by: Dave DeLano - Richland

“Great Guy, I learned a lot from Don in the Window Covering Business!! Good Humor was a Great attribute of Don's.Prayers going out to the family!! ”
22 of 22 | Posted by: Amy Sytsma - byr, MI - Coworker


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Donald Carlton Snow, family man, businessman and faithful friend, age 79, of Richland died at Bronson Hospital on Friday, November 9, 2018. Don was born April 3, 1939 the son of Carlton and Marian Snow, and was raised in Milwood.

As a teenager, Don worked with his father at Snow's Pharmacy. A 1957 graduate of Kalamazoo Central, he went on to Ferris and graduated from W.M.U. Don served several years in the Air National Guard.

In 1962, he married his love, Joyce Probasco. They enjoyed skiing, paddle tennis and golf. After a few years, they built a home on Gull lake where their three children grew up. Don was owner and chief operator of Probasco's on the Kalamazoo Mall and of Creative Window Treatments in Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids.

One of Don's hobbies, carving and painting wooden decoys, earned him the title " Duck-a-day Don." An "early to bed and early to rise" guy, Don was on the road by 5:30 a.m. and determined to be home by 9:00 p.m. Friends will remember his quirky sense of humor, practical jokes and even successful matchmaking for a widower buddy.

Don leaves his family: wife, Joyce; children, Geoff (Kelly), Molly (Christy), and Patrick (Virginia) Snow; siblings, Sally (Tom) Cassell, Mike (Eileen) Snow, and Carl "Spike"(Sue) Snow; five beloved grandchildren, Griffin, Kirby, Samson, Payton Snow and Shya Sumner; plus several nieces and nephews.

Friends and family are invited to a casual celebration of Don's life on Saturday, November 24th from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Gull Lake View Golf Course in Augusta, MI. Donations made to the Animal Rescue Project of Kalamazoo or any local pet shelter, would be appreciated. Arrangements by Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Richland Chapel. Personal messages for the family and/or favorite memories of Don may be placed at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.