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SNADER, Samuel C. "Sam," 80, of Gloucester, Va., went to be with the Lord on Monday, August 1, 2011. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 54 years, Helen; his parents, Earl and Elva Snader; and three brothers, Carl, Don, and Clyde. He is survived by his children, Dennis Snader and his wife, Janine, Denise Snader Manuel and Dory Hall and her husband, John; brother, Norm Snader of Ohio; sister, Mildred Pearson of Pa.; six grandchildren, Jeremy, Chris, Trey, Jennifer, Caitlin and Jonathan and his cherished friend, Doris Mabry. Sam was a retired Senior Service Representative for Honeywell International and was known to all his friends as Mr. Fix-it. He served his country in the U.S. Army. He loved music and was a self taught keyboardist, jamming in his garage at the River House with fellow musicians on Saturday nights. Sam was a pilot of planes of all sizes, from Cessnas to radio-controlled planes. Ham operators everywhere knew him as WA4QEY and enjoyed keeping in touch with him. Sam and Helen spent time camping, boating and made many friends up and down the Eastern seaboard. Annual stopovers in Gloucester to bowl for groceries and eat Chesapeake Bay blue crabs were a summer highlight for many relatives and fellow snow birds. The family sends a special thanks to our close family friend, Sandy, and the caregivers of Hospice of Virginia for taking such good care of Dad in his last days. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Morrissett Funeral Home, 6500 Iron Bridge Rd. (Rte. 10). His funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Interment to follow at Dale Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 4240 Park Place Dr., Glen Allen, Va. 23060.

This obituary was originally published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

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Sorry to hear about your dad. He was a good man. I remember coming over to visit Denise and he would be working in the yard. I know he's in a better place.

Nesy and Dad

Dory and Dad

The Good Old Days


Sailing with the neighbors

Hot Road Sam

Saturday Nights playing music in the garage