Age 63. Died on August 12, at home with her family in Ridgewood, NJ. Born in Manhattan in 1953, she was the first child of Sigrid Leube Snell and George Birge Snell. She graduated from Mt. Holyoke, summa cum laude (1975); did research abroad at the Universities of Tuebingen and Paris; and received an M.Phil. and a Ph.D. (1982) from Yale University. After graduating from Yale, she served as Vice President, Jan Krukowski Associates Inc. in Manhattan, a firm specializing in market research and major fund-raising campaigns for colleges, universities, and cultural institutions. Later, she served for over two decades as Vice President of Hudson Strategies, Inc., Ridgewood, NJ, a communications consulting firm. For the past 28 years, she played in the first violin section of the Ridgewood Symphony, and during the same period held leadership roles in organizations supporting orchestral music and music education in the public schools. She was also active in numerous groups supporting the interests and well-being of children and young adults with special needs. An avid hiker, swimmer, and canoeist, she and her family enjoyed vacations in upstate New York for many years. As her illness progressed, she continued to play chamber music with her friends, and also found great benefit and joy in equine therapy. She is survived by her husband of 32 years, John Workman; and their two children, Julia Workman of Wynnewood, PA and Marcus Workman of Ridgewood, NJ; by her brother Dietrich Snell of Manhattan, and her mother Sigrid Snell of Haworth, NJ. Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family would welcome memorial donations to Pony Power Therapies, Mahwah, NJ, or to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance.
Published in New York Times on Aug. 16, 2016.