In Memory

Patrick Snider


Patrick Laville Snider, age 72, passed away on Friday, April 1, 2022, at Brookdale Memory Care in Williamsburg, Virginia, where he resided for the last five months from complications of Alzheimer’s disease.

He was born August 11, 1949, to Laville Alvin and Doreen Elizabeth (Seng) Snider in the town of Eau Claire, Wisconsin. He graduated from Memorial High School and drove a Pepsi truck for a short time. He then enlisted in the Air Force, where he met his wife, Emilia Mimi (Chan) Snider, of 45 years while stationed in Panama. They were married June 11, 1976, and attended Eastern New Mexico University together, where they both obtained Master’s degrees. Pat then went to Air Force Officer Training School (OTS) and was commissioned May 3, 1979, as a Computer Systems Programming and Analysis Officer. He retired from the Air Force with the rank of Major on November 30, 1993. Pat and Mimi loved to take cruises and managed to take 31 (including two transatlantic) before his Alzheimer’s progressed to the point he could no longer travel. Their love never wavered and when his Alzheimer’s progressed to the point where Mimi was unable to care for him alone, she selflessly entered Brookdale Assisted Living with him in November 2020.

He is survived by his loving wife, Emilia, of Williamsburg, VA; children, Pamela (Keith) Fredrickson – Eau Claire, WI, Cristine Snider – Fort Washington, MD, Nicole (Taylor) Banks – Williamsburg, VA, and Steven (Katie) Snider – Charlottesville, VA; and 12 grandchildren, Andrew (Courtney Johnson) Snider, Taylar Fredrickson, Danielle Fredrickson, Micah Fredrickson, Seth Fredrickson, Lydia Fredrickson, Hannah Fredrickson, Jada Fredrickson, Caleb Fredrickson, Jackson Banks, Donovan Banks, and Aubrey Banks. He is also survived by his brother, Scott (Lynda) Snider – Tucson, AZ; his aunts, Cloris (Gerth) Snider – Eau Claire, WI, Linda (Seng) Knegendorf – Colfax, WI, Pamela (Snider) Kruk – Hayward, WI; and his uncle, Randy Snider – Hayward, WI.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Laville and Doreen Snider; his father- and mother-in-law, Emilio and Lai-Fong (Ching) Chan; and his grandson, Zechariah Keith Fredrickson.

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04/06/22 10:35 PM #1    

Catherine McRae (Haasl)

I am sorry to hear that another classmate has passed.  I remember Pat from school, though I'm not sure he was in any of my classes.  He always greeted everyone with a smile or a wave.  My condolences to his family & friends.  Rest in peace, Pat.  Thank you for your years of service!

04/07/22 08:25 AM #2    

Linda McMahon (Wildes)

My sympathies to my fellow classmates and Pat's family. 
Pat and I were friends and were confirmed together at Lake Street Methodist Church.





04/07/22 08:51 AM #3    

Pam Peterson (Weiss)

I don't believe we were in any classes together, but RIP Patrick . . you're passing does not go unnoticed.

04/07/22 01:49 PM #4    

Jean Behnke (Wisnewski)

I don't remember Patrick from High School except for just passing in the halls.  But I'am always so sorry to hear of another classmates passing.  I thank Patrick for his service to our country and thoughts and prayers to family and friends.  R.I.P.

04/07/22 09:44 PM #5    

Duane Steinhauer

Sorry to hear about his passing. We where good friends since juinor high.  His daughter Pam has kept me up on him. Part of our history is now gone

04/08/22 12:32 PM #6    

Diane Strand (Vinopal)

And yet another class mates leaves us crying So sorry to hear of Patrick's passing.  Patrick and I were not close friends in school, but we were always in the same "homeroom" and I still remeber his sweet face and friendly smile and always a "hello".  My sympaties to Patrick's family. May he now rest in piece.

04/08/22 01:01 PM #7    

Patrick Bilbrey

Sorry to hear about the passing of Patrick. I remember him as someone who always brightened up the classrooms and hallways with his friendliness and smile. Rest in peace Patrick.

04/10/22 02:50 PM #8    

Ron Halpern

I never met Patrick Snyder, but that doesn't change the fact that his loss was a loss to all of the MHS family. Whether we realize it or not, we were, and are, brothers and sisters of the same very special time and place.

04/11/22 07:10 AM #9    

Sheryl Manthei (Rudd)

So sorry to hear of another classmate passing. My sympathies go out to his family and friends. I know he will be miss. God bless.

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