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Arthur James Snook 1920 - 2014
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April 01, 2014
Unfortunately, our computer was down and we just learned of Mr. Snook's death. His passing is a great loss. It was Mr. Snook who suggested that I visit the Detroit Conservatory of Music and ask for an unbiased opinion of my piano playing. This led to studying there through highschool and then obtaining a college degree in music education after HS. He was a good man and did "put up" with noisy rambunctious kids during choir practice. I am grateful for his kindness and interest in me as a 10th grader. God bless you Mr.Snook. I bet you are busy adding to the heavenly music with your exceptional talents. Sincerely Maryellen, Class of '57.
March 28, 2014
My memories of high school always include thoughts of Mr. Snook, he was a very patient and tolerable man putting up with all my shenanigans with Jimmy Aho, etc. He made us sound like professionals at concert time. I adored him! He made high school worth it! My sincerest sympathies to his family for their loss.
March 28, 2014
Art introduced me to the Meadow Brook Hall organ for the Holiday Walk several years ago. He was very kind and patient in explaining an overwhelming set-up for me. Have been playing the walk ever since and think of him every year.
March 28, 2014
We will cherish the day at Meadowbrook when Doug
introduced Art to his mom. It was during the Christmas/
Holiday Walk. Sophie will be 95 in May. She had a stroke two weeks later and suffers severe memory loss. and is in a nursing home.

Art was a great guy & WWII Vet.
Blessings to all,
Doug & Alice Siehda
March 27, 2014
So sorry for your loss, Margaret! Both your Dad and Mom were special people, and I'm glad to have been their niece. Growing up, the times spent at their home were filled with good memories. You and the rest of the family are in my thoughts and prayers.
March 27, 2014
So Sorry to hear of Mr Snook's passing. He was my choir teacher for 6 years and also a music appreciation class. A very gentle man with a wonderful gift of music. Learned much from him. Saw him 3 yrs ago at our 50th class reunion. So glad he could come. My condolences to the family.
March 27, 2014
March 27, 2014
So sorry to hear of your loss, Margaret. I'll remember your Dad as such a wonderful neighbor with a good sense of humor. I'll miss the walks passed the house when he'd sit at his piano playing his favorite songs. If I can help, pleas feel free to call. Thanks, Art, for sharing so much of yourself with all your neighbors !
Vicki Cox
March 27, 2014
Last saw, Mr. Snook at our 50th class reunion, in 2010, always enjoyed when he could come and share the memories of CLH, my Sympathy to his family, heaven has another true angel, Sincerely Christine(Hyvonen) Alverson
March 26, 2014
Had Mr, Snook for 8th Grade Wolfe JR.music class. Had a lot of Good Memorys from his class..Loved the Open Music Album Day..He made Music Class FUN, Now I know why I love Music!! RIP My Friend
March 26, 2014
A great person and a great music teacher.
A blessing to have known him.

Bill Osey, CLHS Class of 1961
March 25, 2014
Mr. Snook was my music teacher in 1974. He taught me one of the neatest things I ever learned in Jr. High - all of the Big Ten fight songs. I always think of him whenever I start singing the words to one of these songs. My deepest sympathy to your family. May God bless you and Mr. Snook.
March 25, 2014
My experiences in Mr. Snook's classes are some of my best in high school. I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to visit with him by telephone several times over the last several years.

Bob Price
March 25, 2014
Mr. Snook was my high school music teacher. Always loved his class the most. Every time I hear the Hallelujah Chorus, I think of him and the Christmas concerts where all the alumni joined us on stage to sing that song. It was beautiful! Thank you , Mr. Snook, for great memories and for being a wonderful teacher.
March 25, 2014
I had Mr Snook in 8th grade at Wolfe. He introduced me to the world of the Detroit Symphony which I've passed on to my son. Sixten Erling was conductor then. The odd tidbits we remember. I also took part in his free after school piano classes. I was no good but again I passed onto my son and he was excellent. Thank you Mr Snook.
March 24, 2014
R.I.P. Mr. Snooks. I'll always remember your music class at Wolfe Jr. High. You were a good teacher, a good man! My thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Peace!
March 24, 2014
Art was my favorite teachers in high school.I kept in touch with him through the years and we would often get together for breakfast when I would return to Michigan to visit. I last spoke with him a few months back and he was happy to hear from me. My prayers go out to his family. R.Darlak Class of 1957
March 24, 2014
Mr Snook was a Centerline treasure..his talent added so much to our school years..to him People Mattered..Larry Bielat 1956 RIP
March 24, 2014
I know your music will be appreciated in heaven just as much as it was enjoyed during your life on earth.
March 24, 2014
Art Snook exposed me to the beauty of music and art. He was a Centerline and Macomb County treasure.
Ron Cronkhite Wickline - Class of 1956
March 24, 2014
Mr. Snook was my music teacher at Wolfe Jr. High School. He was a wonderful teacher whom I have very fond memories of. R.I.P. and my prayers are with you and your family and friends. -Maryanne Kerkau (Kirk)
March 24, 2014
He was an awesome teacher, and friend. Saw him about 4 years ago, and he was still full of energy. God Bless, Rev. David Ferrazza.
March 24, 2014
So sorry to hear of your loss. I had Mr Snook as a jr high school music teacher years ago. Thoughts and prayers go out to your family.
March 24, 2014
Mr. Snook, you were one of the best teachers I ever had. God bless you. Jennie Savine Maryliw. Class of 1963.
March 23, 2014
Mr. Snook was a very good teacher and insisted on excellence.
March 23, 2014
Art, Greg Boyd and I started the Detroit/Windsor newsletter for our chapter of the Piano Technicians Guild back in the early 80's. Working with Art taught me invaluable editorial skills. PLUS we had a lot of fun. He was truly a wonderful man and friend.
March 23, 2014
Art was a true gentleman We all at Meadow Brook hall
will miss frequent visits and the warm smile. as our custom when someone connected to the hall passes we make a donation in their name to Meadow Brook Hall. With great sorrow
The Squires of Meadow Brook HALL
March 23, 2014
Art was such a kind and gracious man. I haven't seen him in many years but I always admired both ARt and Marylyn for their gentle ways and love ot music. My prayers are with you all Liz Spry
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