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John Robert SNYDER


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John Robert SNYDER Obituary
SNYDER, John Robert
John Robert Snyder, 62, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, March 5, of complications related to ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease).

John was born December 31, 1954, in Victoria, Texas, to Joseph R. Snyder and Loyce Weathers Snyder. He was their only child. John is survived by his beloved wife of 39 years, Kathleen Sigle Snyder and their only son Karl Joseph Snyder of Minneapolis.

From an early age, John was strongly attracted to music and books. He later went on to earn degrees in music, computer science, and philosophy at the University of Houston and the University of Washington in Seattle.

John was an energetic and creative man, and he comfortably and gracefully filled the role of leader and teacher in spiritual and academic communities alike. In addition to being a devoted husband and father, he was an accomplished musician, composer, choir director, and computer scientist, an internationally recognized poet, and a Montessori elementary teacher, administrator, and lecturer. He was truly a unique Montessorian in every fiber, with a mind and spirit filled with wisdom and generosity. He is the author of two books, Tending the Light: Essays on Montessori Education and Infinity Minus One, a book of poems.

A memorial service for John Snyder will be held at Antebellum Oaks, 14913 Murfin Road in Austin, TX on Sunday, March 26 at 2:00 p.m. The Snyder family requests that any memorial gifts be made to Austin Montessori School, 5006 Sunset Trail, Austin, TX 78745.

Our comfort, in our time of sorrow, has been provided by the compassionate professionals of Solace Eco-Friendly Funeral Services, 1508 W. Koenig Lane, Austin, TX 78756, (512)294-1499
Published in Austin American-Statesman from Mar. 12 to Mar. 13, 2017
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