Richard Andrews Snyder, 87, Vero Beach

Richard Andrews Snyder, 87, died June 10, 2011, at Consulate Health Care Center, Vero Beach.

He was born in Syracuse, N.Y., and lived in Vero Beach for 22 years, coming from Long Green, Md.

He was a Navy veteran of World War II, serving in the Atlantic and Pacific.

He graduated from Loomis Chaffee School in Windsor, Conn., and Amherst College in Amherst, Mass.

Before retiring, he worked for White Rose Paper Co., Baltimore, which became Frank Parsons Paper Co.

He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Vero Beach, where he formerly served as head usher.

He was a past president of the Vero Beach chapter of the Amherst Alumni Association.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Pattie Thomas Snyder, of Vero Beach; son, Thomas Andrews Snyder, of Vero Beach; and sister, Polly Snyder Talbot, of Fort Myers.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 520 Royal Palm Blvd., Vero Beach, FL 32960.

Private memorial services will be at a later date.

Arrangements are by Cox-Gifford Seawinds Funeral Home and Crematory in Vero Beach.

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