James Michael Snider, age 57 of Rockford, IL, passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014 at Alden Debes in Rockford, IL. He was born on July 5, 1957 in Elgin, IL; the son of Maryann (Stickling) Snider and the late James T. Snider. He was a dedicated Catholic. He was an artist and he loved to spend time with his family. He graduated from Elgin High School in 1975. He will be greatly missed by all. He is survived by his mother, Maryann Snider of Polar Grove, IL, brothers, Thomas (Lori) Snider of Aurora, CO, William (Jessica) Snider of Highlands Ranch, CO, Charles (Seaneen) Snider of West Chicago, IL and Andrew (Elyse) Snider of Ashland, WI, sister, Jeanne (Steve) Crawford of Lake in the Hills, IL, niece, Sophia, nephews, James, Christopher, Jack, Sam, Benjamin, Shepard, Seamus and Sullivan, great nephews, Ryan and Connor. He is preceded in death by his father James T. Snider in 2005 and his brother David in infancy. There will a funeral mass on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. officiated by Rev. Father John Earl Parochial Vicar of St. James Catholic Church in Belvidere, IL at the Belvidere Funeral Home Inc. in Belvidere, IL. There will be a Visitation from 9:30 to 11:00 also at the Belvidere Funeral Home Inc. in lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. James Catholic Church in Belvidere, IL.