George G. Snarr Jr.

George G. Snarr Jr., 83, died on January 9, 2013.

Born in Winchester, VA, Mr. Snarr received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Virginia. He served in the counter intelligence branch of the U.S. Army in Japan after World War II. Mr. Snarr met his wife Margaret, a San Francisco native, while stationed in Japan.

After completing his military service, he returned to Winchester where he practiced law for 40 years, beginning practice in the firm of Massie, Snarr and Monahan. He retired in 1996 from the firm Snarr, McCandlish and Rockwood. He also served as a magistrate judge and a substitute judge in Virginia's 26th Judicial Circuit Court.

He served the Winchester community in various capacities throughout his life including as a Commissioner in Chancery, Circuit Court of Frederick County from 1961-96; A member of the Handley Regional Library Board from 1984-93. He had been a Deacon, Elder and Chairman of the Board of Trustees at the First Presbyterian Church in Winchester. He served on the Winchester Board of Zoning Appeals from 1964-66 and on the Frederick County Planning Commission in 1976 and 1977. Mr. Snarr was a long time member of the Winchester Country Club where he was the club tennis champion for a number of years in the 1960s.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret L. Snarr; three sons, Brian B. Snarr and wife Olivia of Briarcliff Manor, NY, David D. Snarr and wife Sarah of Virginia Beach, VA, and G. Grove Snarr III and wife Laura of Glen Allen, VA; and seven grandchildren, Bert, Beau, Blythe, Rachel, Mitch, Julie and Kelly.

A private ceremony was held on January 11, 2013 in Virginia Beach.

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Published in Northern Virginia Daily from Jan. 15 to Jan. 16, 2013