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In Memory of

William Stephen Snider

July 14, 1929 - August 3, 2015

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William Stephen Snider
He was born July 14, 1929 and passed away in Dallas August 3, 2015.
Growing up in Mangum, Oklahoma, Steve was active in sports and scouting where he achieved Eagle Scout. Graduating from Mangum High School in 1947, he attended freshman year, the Kemper Military School in Boonville, Mo. Transferring to the University of Oklahoma in 1948 he joined Sigma Alpha Epsilon where he served as membership chairman. He headed the journalism school humor magazine, served on the Union Activities Board and graduated in May 1951 with a B. A. in Advertising.

William Stephen Snider
He was born July 14, 1929 and passed away in Dallas August 3, 2015.
Growing up in Mangum, Oklahoma, Steve was active in sports and scouting where he achieved Eagle Scout. Graduating from Mangum High School in 1947, he attended freshman year, the Kemper Military School in Boonville, Mo. Transferring to the University of Oklahoma in 1948 he joined Sigma Alpha Epsilon where he served as membership chairman. He headed the journalism school humor magazine, served on the Union Activities Board and graduated in May 1951 with a B. A. in Advertising.
Commissioned a second lieutenant in the army, he served overseas in Japan and briefly in Korea, later remaining in the reserve in New York until 1954 as a first lieutenant.
In 1953 he moved to New York, NY where he worked at Batten, Barton, Durstine and Osborne advertising as an account executive for the Saturday Evening Post.
He married Patricia Delaney in Ada, Oklahoma in May 1954.
In 1955 he was hired by McCann-Erickson as account executive for Westinghouse, working on the weekly live television drama show Studio-One. In 1959, Bloom Advertising brought Steve and his wife to Dallas.
After a year, Steve created a company specializing in updating the facades of his advertising customers, and later expanding the scope to building custom homes and renovation as Steve Snider Inc. He was a member of Brook Hollow Golf Club.
An active parishioner since 1960 of St. Michael and All Angels Church, he served on the board of the St. Michael School, later as cub master, and as an usher for 55 years until this spring. He was active on the board and served as its president of Nexus Recovery Center, a residential non-profit organization for women recovering from alcoholism and drug abuse. For the past several years, he drove South Dallas routes for the VNA Meals on Wheels program.
His parents were Luell and Pauline Snider of Mangum, Oklahoma.
Predeceased by their son, John, he is survived by his wife of sixty-one years, daughter Anne Reece and her husband Wade, granddaughters Caroline Reece and Allison Reece, and his sister, Sidney Douglass of Ardmore, Oklahoma and her family.
The family expresses special appreciation to the physicians who cared for him during the past ten years and at the end, to the staff of Ardent Hospice and Treemont Skilled Nursing.
A memorial service will be held in the chapel of St. Michael and All Angels Church, 8011 Douglas at Colgate at 11 am on Thursday August 6. Memorials may be made to the Nexus Recovery Center, 8733 La Prada, Dallas 75228 or the Visiting Nurse Association, 1440 West Mockingbird, # 500, Dallas 75247.