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Robert D. Snowden passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at Harrison Senior Living.

Bob was born in South Bend, Indiana to the late Dane and Lora Snowden.

During WWII he joined the US Marine Corps Parachute Battalion and served in the Pacific for 27 months in the campaigns of Bougainville, Villa la Villa and Okinawa. Wounded in Bougainville, he received the Purple Heart. After WWII, he joined the US Navy and was stationed at Ft. Miles, DE; New London, CT; Key West, FL and aboard the USS Sarsfield.

He played basketball with various Sussex County teams in the 1950's. In 1961, he was elected to the Delaware House of Representatives and appointed by Gov. duPont to the Council on Housing in the 1980's.

He had been manager of Wilmington Trust Company branches in Seaford and Milford, and at the time of his retirement, held the same position at the Georgetown office. In 1985 and 1986 he served as Deputy Sheriff of Sussex County.

Bob was past president of Kiwanis, member of Franklin Lodge AF and AM, charter member of Sussex Pines County Club and member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, where he served on the Vestry.

He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Edna Rust Snowden; three daughters, Margaret Brackett (Ron), of Martinez, GA, Wanda Burton (George) and Mary Conaway (Bruce), all of Georgetown; seven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.

The family wishes to thank Harrison Senior Living in Georgetown for their wonderful, loving care of Bob.

A visitation will be held Friday, May 26, 2017 from 12—2pm in the chapel of Short Funeral Services, 609 E. Market Street, Georgetown. A graveside service will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Georgetown Ambulance Service, 406 Front Street, Georgetown, Del 19947, or the organization of your choice.
Published in The News Journal on May 25, 2017
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