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Richard (Dick) Snavely

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Richard (Dick) Snavely

Coralville - Richard (Dick) Snavely, Coralville, recently of Mount Vernon, passed away at Lantern Park Care Center, Coralville, on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at the age of 72.

Dick was born in Iowa City on April 1, 1946, the son of Carl and Dr. A. Eloise Martin Snavely. He graduated from University High School in 1964, Cornell College in 1969, and the University of Iowa with a Masters' Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling in 1975. He began a 37-year career in corrections in 1969, as counselor then psychologist, retiring in 2006. In addition, he was director of the Anamosa State Penitentiary Museum from its founding in 1997 to 2015. Dick had many interests and was always busy with some project, including aviation, pottery, photography, fishing, geology, history, genealogy, and antique car restoration.

He married Dr. Clarella (Ellie) Guider September 25, 1976. Survivors include a son, Jonathan of Waukee, a daughter, Kristen of New York City, and a brother Keith (Kay) of Chester, Virginia. He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.

The family will greet friends on Monday, June 11, 2018 from 5-6:30 pm at Lensing Funeral Home, 605 Kirkwood Avenue in Iowa City, followed immediately by a Memorial Service. Burial will take place on Tuesday at Ridgewood Cemetery in North Liberty. Memorials may be directed to the Anamosa Penitentiary Museum and the student pilot scholarship program of the Greencastle Aeroclub Foundation Inc.

Online condolences may be made at where a more detailed obituary may be viewed.
Published in the Press-Citizen on June 8, 2018
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