On September 11, 2022, Sue Snyder, age 84, completed a life filled with compassionate caring and professional purpose. As a young person, Sue lived with her parents, Bruce and Ruth Davis, and her younger sister, Peg. The family moved around North America while her father worked on several large projects as a Civil Engineer for the US Government, including the Hoover Dam and the Panama Canal. Sue met and married David Snyder in 1959 while attending Antioch College. They had three wonderful children, Cathy, Jay and Matthew, and six grandchildren, all successful adults.
After raising her family, Sue spent a decade as Regional Sales Manager for the Antioch Bookplate Company, a job she inherited from her mother. She went on to help create and manage Bethesda Cares, the outreach service of the local protestant churches to the homeless of Southern Montgomery County, MD. Bethesda Cares continues today as an important social service to the community.
Together Sue and Dave oversaw three major expansions of the family’s Bethesda home, in part to make room for their growing consulting business, The Snyder Family Enterprise (SFE), as well as to accommodate the many young people who came to live with them when they found themselves homeless. At the Snyder home, you could always find engaging conversation, support and good will, and encouragement to “Be Nice” to one another.
Finally, over the past 35 years, Sue has been the principal partner with her husband at SFE in his creation and delivery of educational programs for hundreds of trade associations, professional societies, government agencies and corporations, summarizing the long-term trends and developments that would shape their audiences’ futures. Both professionally and personally, Sue was a perfect partner for over 60 years and her death has left an enormous hole in the hearts and souls of those who knew her.