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, Fitchburgwww.andersonfuneral.com