BISHOPVILLE, Md. - Susanne Evans Snyder (Sue) left this world peacefully with family around her on July 20, 2012 in her home, after a courageous fight with lung cancer. She was born in Bethesda, Maryland, in 1941. Sue graduated in the first class from Walter Johnson High School in 1959 and from the University of Maryland in 1963. After a brief period in San Francisco she returned to Maryland in 1965 and began her forty seven year marriage to her college sweetheart, John W. Snyder. In that same year, Sue and her husband moved to Seaford, Delaware, where her husband was employed by E. I. DuPont. While in Seaford she taught school for several years. During this period, Sue and John were blessed with two children, Kristin Jean in 1966 and John William in 1969. The family remained in Seaford until 1976 when they moved to Wilmington, Delaware. During these years Sue enjoyed tennis, golf and duplicate bridge… and, of course, her children. While in Wilmington Sue owned and operated a country antique store for twelve years with her lifelong friend, Anne Cullom. Sue was always an energetic and fun loving person with a knack for having a good time. The Snyder's retired in 2001 and moved to Bishopville just outside Ocean City, Maryland. By this time seven grandchildren had blessed her life and Sue enjoyed them to the fullest. One tradition she initiated was to take each grandchild to see a NYC Broadway play of his/her choice as soon as they could appreciate it. As a result, she had seen Lion King no less than seven times. Her grandchildren adore her. Sue, in addition to taking up and becoming quite good with water color art, was an ardent dog and animal lover. The Snyder household was never without a pet dog, and at last count she had three dogs and two cats, whom she spoiled right along with her grandchildren. Sue also was an avid traveler, visiting such places as Kenya, South Africa, Egypt, China, Russia, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Yugoslavia & Vietnam. She loved to see the world.
Sue was predeceased by her mother, Gertrude Wallace Evans, and her father, Herman Phillip Evans, as well as by her sister, Jean Evans Christie and brother James Allen Evans Sr. Sue is survived by her husband John W. Snyder, daughter Kristin , and son John Snyder and his wife Elizabeth Kreck Snyder and her seven beloved grandchildren; Summer, Sarah, Robert and Max Snyder, and Kathleen, Evan and John Woodacre. Sue will be so dearly missed by everyone who knew her with her quick smile, sense of humor and way of engaging others.
A memorial service with be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Ocean City on Saturday, July 28th, 2012 at 11:00 am. The church is located at 1301 Philadelphia Pike in Ocean City, Maryland. In lieu of flowers, friends and family are requested to make donations to John Hopkins Medicine, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, One Charles Center, 100 North Charles Street, Suite 234, Baltimore MD 21201. There will be a private burial at a later date in Wilmington, DE. Arrangements are in the care of Holloway Funeral Home, P.A., 501 Snow Hill Rd., Salisbury, MD 21804. Please visit Holloway Funeral Home's website to express condolences to the family.