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Marvin Leonard Snyder

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January 23, 1928 - December 3, 2015 Marvin Leonard Snyder, a lifelong resident of Los Angeles, passed away peacefully at home on December 3, 2015. Marv graduated from Hollywood High School and entered the Coast Guard where he was stationed in Alaska. He received his Bachelor's degree at University of Southern California and his Masters's degree at University of the San Fernando Valley (now CSUN). Marv had two successful careers lasting 41 years. He taught elementary school in the LAUSD, became a Vice Principal and subsequently retired from his education career as the Principal of Monlux Elementary School in North Hollywood in 1975. In 1976 he became a partner in his family's business at Rico International, the largest manufacturer of reeds and woodwind accessories in the world, where he retired in 1996. Marv was an lifelong outdoorsman, and worldwide traveler. He could often be found fishing the lakes and streams in the High Sierras with his family and friends. He and his beloved wife April, explored many exotic places during their 25 years of marriage. While in the Coast Guard, Marv became a pilot and held a private pilot's license for most of his life. The highlight of his aeronautic activities was a trans continental flight in a single engine Cessna from Van Nuys to Copenhagen in 1984. Marv was an active community member, serving as the President of the Studio City Residents Association for many years. Predeceased by his parents, HJ and Mary Snyder, Marv leaves behind his beautiful wife April, cherished daughter Robyn Beth Cottier (predeceased by son in law Tony), the jewels of his life, his grandchildren, Megan Fisher Cottier (Tim Fisher), Alex Joseph Cottier, his sister Joan Goldwyn, stepson Jerrod Consoli (Tatiana and step granddaughter Sofia Grace), and many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews, and his fur babies, Diva and Amber. Funeral services will be private. A gathering, celebrating Marv's illustrious life will be held at later date.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Dec. 5, 2015
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