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SNYDER, Mark A., PhD 65, of Ashby, died Friday, May 29, 2015, at Elizabeth Evarts De Rham Hospice Home, Cambridge. Dr. Snyder was born July 31, 1949, a son of Albert and Norma (Hunter) Snyder and grew up in Yardley, Pennsylvania. A graduate of Pennsbury High School, Mark attained degrees in math and physics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Mark earned his Masters Degree in physics at Columbia University and achieved his PhD in mathematical physics at Yale University. For the past twenty three years, Dr. Snyder has taught math and physics at Fitchburg State University. Previously, he had taught at Wellesley College and Trinity College. Mark leaves his son, Michael Snyder of Chicago, IL; his daughter, Katherine Snyder of Philadelphia, PA; his daughter, Annelise Snyder of Seattle, WA; his sister, Laurel Feraco and her husband, Jack, of Medford; his brother, Dr. Wayne Snyder of Boston; and his former wife, Dr. Wendy Lehnert of Clinton. He also leaves several nieces and nephews. Dr. Snyder's family will receive family and friends from 5-6 PM Tuesday, June 2nd at the Isabelle & Anderson Funeral Home, 316 Clarendon St., FITCHBURG. A time of reflection and sharing will be at 6 PM. Memorial contributions in Mark's name may be made to the Scholarship Office, Fitchburg State University, 160 Pearl St., Fitchburg MA 01420-2697.

Anderson Funeral Home, Fitchburg

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Published in Boston Globe from May 31 to Jun. 1, 2015.
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May 28, 2019
Mark, you were a very cool dude. You and many like you that have left us makes the world a lonelier place.
Randy May
June 2, 2015
Dr. Snyder was an inspirational professor whose advice I remember to this day. I can picture him - in his shorts and sandals - coming into the classroom and presenting his "rules" to us. At the time, we thought they were guidelines for a math class. Now, I see, they were guidelines for life. For his advice and counsel, I am forever grateful
Sharlene Rourke
June 1, 2015
May you rest in peace our hearts go out to you and your family
Brenda Beauregard
June 1, 2015
I knew and worked for Mark for over thirty years. I will always remember him as being quite the character and he loved his stogies. A man of many interests, historical was the primary one where we had some common ground. We had our laughs and shared many thoughts. Rest in Peace Mark, you will be missed.
Randall May
June 1, 2015
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Aruna Krishnamurthy
May 31, 2015
Mark was always ready to entertain on the (William College Women's Soccer) side lines, with his buoyant sense of humor and sometimes irreverent bevy of facts and figures; on Soccer Rules, Myopic Refs and any other subject known to mankind.

So bright and so proud of Iggy's (daughter Annelise) prowess on the field.

Sending warm thoughts to Snyder Family and Friends.
Judy Selednik
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