Sid Snyder 1915 - 2013

Sid "left the building" on Feb 17, 2013

Below are photos from Sid's 95th Birthday Celebration as well as links to YouTube and other photos.

And at the bottom of the page is a short obituary.

The Man!!

Misc photos...

Sid's parents, Morris and Stella

Sid's & Lillian Snyder- 1942

Shanti, Jay and Becky with drowsy Sid,

Father's Day, 2002

Some photos from his 95th birthday party.....

Thanks from all of us to all the family and friends who could attend! (Shanti could not be there)

Sid with his brother Sam and Sister Thelma





Sids Private team....


Video of Performance on YouTube

Sid, playing piano in his room

Photos from 2006 - (at the bottom of the page)

We received so many nice comments from people who watched the videos on YouTube and posted there. We'd also like to share some of many, direct comments we received.

Comments About YouTube Clips

Sid's 90th Birthday Party

Other Family Photos taken by Jeff @ Sid's Birthday Party








Sidney Snyder, a lifetime resident of the Springfield area, passed away February 17th just a few weeks before his 98th birthday. Sid’s working life began at Snyder’s Market, the family operated grocery store on Sumner Avenue, to which he returned after his service in WWII. As an Army Captain, he was commanding officer of Battery A of the 438th AAA Battalion, participated in five European campaigns and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal. His employment history also included founding a storm window business, working as a stock broker, hearing-aid salesman, manager, and then at the USPS Bulk Mail Center. Other than his family, Sid’s true passion was music, and he was still playing piano until recently. He was known in the Springfield area as a piano player, bandleader, vocalist, concertgoer, and ballroom dancer. An active volunteer, he was a long time member of Sinai Temple, Jewish War Veterans, and Jewish Geriatric Services as well as a “life advisor” to many friends. He leaves his daughter and son-in-law, Theo and Michael Glickman of Springfield, sons Steven of San Diego and Tommy of Paris, France; four grandchildren, Heidi Glickman, Jay Snyder, Rebecca Davis, and Shanti Snyder; sister Thelma Mather of Agawam and brother Sam Snyder of Somers, CT. He was predeceased by his loving wife Lillian, and his sisters, Charlotte Roth and Sylvia Weber Block. He will be greatly missed by family and friends. Sid’s family greatly appreciates the compassionate services provided by the staffs of Ruth’s House, JGS, and Spectrum Hospice, and more importantly, the love and kindness shared with him by his devoted caregivers: Carol, Dennis, Felicia, Idalia, Malissa, and Mimi. A graveside service will be held Friday, February 22 at 1:00 pm. at the Sinai Memorial Park on Cottage St. in Springfield with family and friends gathering from 2:15-4:00 p.m. at Ruth’s House (780 Converse St., Longmeadow)
Donations in his memory may be made to Jewish Geriatric Services, 770 Converse St. Longmeadow, MA, 01106 or to the National Parkinson Foundation, PO Box 5018, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5018