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Paul Snyders
  • March 06, 1956
  • -
  • August 12, 2020

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Colonel (Ret) Paul Leo Snyders, born March 6, 1956, died peacefully on Wednesday, August 12, 2020.  He was preceded in death by his parents Leo and Ellen Snyders.  He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Susan (nee Canent) and his adored daughter Alise Marie. He was brother to Libby (Glen) Travers, Laura (Randy) Ehret, Mary Ellen (Tom) Spearing, Sally (Jeff) Petree, Ann (Rocco) Fiordelisi, and Steven Snyders. He was son-in-law to Ramon and Nancy Canent and brother-in-law to Randy (Maribeth) Canent and Rob Canent.  Also a beloved uncle, nephew, cousin and friend to many.

Paul was a graduate of St. Louis University High School, Westminster College and University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law. Paul spent over 30 years in the United States Army, including 26 years on active duty in The Judge Advocate General’s Corps. Paul’s assignments included:  Fort Hood, Texas, Camp Red Cloud, South Korea, St. Louis, Missouri, Charlottesville, Virginia, Washington, DC, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, Fort Polk, Louisiana, Fort Lee, Virginia, and Great Lakes Navy Base, Illinois. Upon his retirement in 2008, the family moved to Niceville (Destin), Florida, to enjoy the good life fishing, boating, golfing and sharing an afternoon beer with friends.  As a skilled craftsman, Paul maintained their home in perfect condition and enjoyed sharing his skills with many.  Recently, Paul and Susie re-located to Celebration (Orlando), Florida, where Susie still lives.  They continued their happy life together, until ALS brought it to an end. Alise is in school at the St. Louis College of Pharmacy where she will graduate with a PharmD in May 2021. Interment at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery and a celebration of his life will be held at a future date, when circumstances permit.

 

Paul was grateful for an abundance of family, friends, peers and neighbors throughout his life. In recent years, there is so much gratitude to the VA Hospital and ALS clinic in Tampa, Fl, and the VA SCI clinic in Orlando. Every person we met gave us knowledge, assistance and support beyond the scope of the job. We could not have imagined what the last few years would have been like without the VA.

We also were fortunate to participate in two ALS studies based out of University of Florida, Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration.  Again, everyone was wonderful and hopefully Paul’s participation will lead to a cure for ALS.

Donations can be sent to the ALS Clinic at the VA in Tampa.  The info follows:

James A. Haley Veteran’s Hospital

ALS clinic

Voluntary Service

13000 Bruce B. Downs Blvd.

Tampa FL 33612

or online tampa.va.gov

specify ALS clinic

 

 

 

 


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  1. Meg lit a candle:
    22 Sep 2020
    Lit since September 22, 2020 at 9:48:05 AM

  2. Robert and Adrienne Burrell lit a candle:
    16 Sep 2020
    Lit since September 16, 2020 at 9:11:44 PM

  3. Giovanni Riccardi says:
    27 Aug 2020
    My condolences to Susie & Alise. My prayers to you & your family.

    Giovanni Riccardi

  4. Sharron Richards says:
    27 Aug 2020
    I loved being their neighbor next door. He was smart, gave good advice and always there when you needed him. Large or small, he could do just about everything. He was highly respected and will be greatly missed. My prayers for Susie, Alise and family.

  5. Lucy and Carole Clark says:
    26 Aug 2020
    We only had the pleasure of knowing Paul for a short time. We wish we had the chance to get to know him better but we really enjoyed the experiences we shared together. We will continue to be there for his wonderful wife. Our hearts go out to the whole family.
    Much love,
    Lucy and Carole

  6. Ann Fiordelisi posted an image:
    26 Aug 2020
    I have always loved this picture of the two of us, Paul. Wish we were headed down to Gioia's Deli for a hot salami sandwich. I will miss you and always be proud to have called you my brother. Love, Ann
    I have always loved this picture of the two of us, Paul. Wish we were headed down to Gioia's Deli for a hot salami sandwich. I will miss you and always be proud to have called you my brother. Love, Ann

  7. David & Desiree Eastman lit a candle:
    26 Aug 2020
    Lit since August 26, 2020 at 8:42:20 AM

  8. Mary Simon says:
    26 Aug 2020
    Love to Susie, Alise and the entire Snyders family.
    ❤️Mary and John Simon

  9. Mary Simon lit a candle:
    26 Aug 2020
    Lit since August 26, 2020 at 8:19:26 AM

  10. Mary Simon posted an image:
    26 Aug 2020
    My favorite Snyders family photo
    My favorite Snyders family photo

  11. Valerie Dorsey lit a candle:
    25 Aug 2020
    Lit since August 25, 2020 at 8:15:32 PM

  12. Valerie Dorsey says:
    25 Aug 2020
    Susie, Alise and family-
    Paul is a vibrant personality who will forever be apart of some very happy memories for me. When I think of him I can’t help but smile. Keeping all of the family in my prayers.
    Lots of Love,
    Valerie Dorsey

  13. Libby Travers posted an image:
    25 Aug 2020
    My deepest condolences and tremendous gratitude to the two wonderful women who brought so much joy into my brother’s life. You both truly made his life worth living.  Thank you for loving him and taking such good care of him.
    My deepest condolences and tremendous gratitude to the two wonderful women who brought so much joy into my brother’s life. You both truly made his life worth living. Thank you for loving him and taking such good care of him.

  14. Steve Northridge says:
    25 Aug 2020
    Dear Susie and Alise, we are deeply sorry for your loss and will keep you both in our prayers.

    Sue and Steve Northridge

  15. Chandra and Shashank Rai lit a candle:
    25 Aug 2020
    Lit since August 25, 2020 at 8:14:19 PM

  16. Barbara Weiss lit a candle:
    25 Aug 2020
    Lit since August 25, 2020 at 8:05:42 PM

  17. Kelley G Lamm says:
    25 Aug 2020
    Dear sweet Alise, we are so very sorry for your loss. May your wonderful memories stay in your heart forever. Our prayers and thoughts are for you and your family. We love you.
    Kelley Lamm & Gordon Montgomery

  18. Lucy and Carole Clark lit a candle:
    25 Aug 2020
    Lit since August 25, 2020 at 8:05:09 AM

  19. Sharon and Mike Gentile lit a candle:
    25 Aug 2020
    Lit since August 25, 2020 at 8:41:16 AM

  20. Laura Ehret posted an image:
    25 Aug 2020
    My dearest brother, you will be in my heart forever,<br />
Laura
    My dearest brother, you will be in my heart forever,
    Laura

  21. Tory and Stephen Benz lit a candle:
    24 Aug 2020
    Lit since August 24, 2020 at 8:35:18 PM

  22. Steve Benz posted an image:
    24 Aug 2020
    Paul as a high school senior at St. Louis University High.<br />
Paul, you were more than my best friend, you were my true brother.  We grew up together and you were always there for me when I needed you.  You were always loved and will be truly missed.  Until we meet again my brother.<br />
Steve Benz
    Paul as a high school senior at St. Louis University High.
    Paul, you were more than my best friend, you were my true brother. We grew up together and you were always there for me when I needed you. You were always loved and will be truly missed. Until we meet again my brother.
    Steve Benz

  23. ROBERT MCFETRIDGE posted an image:
    24 Aug 2020
    Captain Paul Snyders as a new Army JAG officer at Fort Hood, Texas in the 1980s.  He was an outstanding lawyer and a great personal friend.  RIP Paul.
    Captain Paul Snyders as a new Army JAG officer at Fort Hood, Texas in the 1980s. He was an outstanding lawyer and a great personal friend. RIP Paul.

  24. Bob Bisienere lit a candle:
    24 Aug 2020
    Lit since August 24, 2020 at 8:12:58 PM

  25. Jill and Dave Arena says:
    24 Aug 2020
    Our hearts go out to Susie and Alise. We will always remember Paul out riding his bike on the paths of Celebration and what courage it took to persevere as long as he could. He is a light for all of us and will be missed.

  26. Alise M. Snyders posted an image:
    24 Aug 2020


  27. Stuart Want says:
    12 Aug 2020
    To a cherished friendship with great memories!!!
    Prayers for Susie and Alise.
    Love,
    Stuart & Judy Want

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