In Memory

Howard Glenn Snyder - Class Of 1935

Howard Glenn Snyder

Howard Glenn Synder died peacefully in his room at University Retirement Community on February 13, 2005, from complications related to Alzheimer's disease. He was 87.

Born June 22, 1917, to Judge W. Cloyd Snyder and Hallie Foster Snyder, he was raised in South Pasadena. He earned his bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College in 1939 and his master's degree from the University of Minnesota in 1940. There he met Jean Elizabeth Dawson, who was studying to become a classics teacher. They were married in 1942.

After teaching in Paso Robles, in 1943, ineligible for the military, he set aside his teaching career to become secretary of the YMCA in Woodland, working with Woodland High students in Hi-Y and Tri-Y groups until 1945. After the war, he served as principal of high schools in Hanford, Paramount, Fowler, Chowchilla and Chico. In 1973, he left administration and went back to teaching in Chico area elementary schools before retiring in 1982. He moved to Davis in 1998.

He is survived by four children, Jim Snyder and Larry Snyder of Davis, Susan Snyder of Point Richmond and Glenn Snyder of El Cerrito; and two grandchildren, Maki Hasegawa of Point Richmond, and Cana Hasegawa, living in Japan.

The Davis Enterprise, February 15, 2005