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SNELL--Andrea Gisela.

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.

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Published in New York Times on Aug. 16, 2016.
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August 23, 2016
Dear John, Julia and Marcus,
My most sincere sympathy to the Snell family on the loss of your beloved Andrea. In addition to being a fellow violinist, she was a wonderful friend to me during our years in Ridgewood. I will never forget her intelligence, kindness and gentle, humble manner. Much love, Mary Ann Mumm
August 22, 2016
Please accept my sympathy and shared sorrow over the death of Andrea. She was a classmate of mine in high school to whom I looked up, and I of whom I have often thought as I raised a daughter. I hope you will cherish your time with her--your mother, your wife, your daughter, your sister-- and know she made the world a better place by her kindness, intelligence and good nature.
Nancy Dashcund
August 22, 2016
Dear family and friends of Andrea Snell:

I was Andrea's high school classmate at Northern Valley Regional High School, Demarest, New Jersey, Class of 1971. I just remember her as a warm, kind, and studious young lady who welcomed me with open arms as I gingerly adjusted to the high school as a midterm sophomore after my family had moved to Demarest in January 1969. We took many classes together, notably French and other honors/A.P. courses. Unfortunately I had lost touch with her as we went off to college. My prayers are with you during this difficult time. May peace be with you. Lisa Weiskop-Glick
Lisa Glick
August 22, 2016
What a sad shame. What a lovely mother and a big loss in her mother's life.
August 17, 2016
Dear John, Julia and Marcus,
As I write this I am still in sadness.
I could not do anything for her when she was suffering from the pain.
Andrea and I , we knew each other since long time ago through Julia at Travelle elementary school.
Andrea allowed me to join to Ridgewood Symphony Orchestra.
How much I loved the decision she made. We enjoyed music as RSO member together.
I am sure Andrea is blessed by God as a good violinist in heaven.
Now I'd like to keep her and the family in my prayer.
August 16, 2016
Andrea was a wonderful person. Always warm and friendly, helpful and supportive. She will be greatly missed. We will remember her always as a very valuable member of the 1st violin section of the Ridgewood Symphony Orchestra. Our prayers go out to all of the family members.
Diane Wittry
August 14, 2016
Dear John, Julia and Marcus,

I am so sorry for your loss. Andrea was such a special person. She will leave a huge void in so many lives that she touched.
She was brave, courageous, smart and loved her family so much . I'm so blessed to have had a wonderful friendship with her, and all of you. I will miss my friend every day. I loved her very much .
Heaven gained a precious guardian angel and she will always be with you.

Our love and prayers ,
Louise , Tony , and Tony ❤

Rest in peace my friend
Louise De Caro
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