Gerald H. Snider
January 8, 1933 - August 14, 2012
Gerald H. Snider, 79, husband of 47 years to the late Rita Snider of Norwalk, CT passed away Tuesday after a courageous battle with cancer. Born January 8, 1933 in Newark, New Jersey, he was the son of the late Benjamin and Edith Snider.
After obtaining a Masters Degree in Physics, Gerry began his career working as a new product design engineer for several firms –most notably GE where he holds a patent for his design on a hair dryer accessory. He then changed careers and worked in business forms sales which ultimately led to the creation of his own business GRI, Inc. A resident of Norwalk for 47 years, he was very involved in community service. He was a frequent contributor to several charities and gave selflessly of his time especially as President of the Norwalk chapter of Kiwanis. Gerry enjoyed playing tennis and was a very accomplished builder of ship models and HO trains. His love of listening to classical music coupled with his engineering skills, developed into a hobby of building and tinkering with his Hi-Fi stereos.
He is survived by his son Brian and his wife Mary of Trumbull, CT, his son Stephen and wife Kelly of Cave Creek, AZ, his cherished grandchildren Ashley and Joe Snider of Trumbull, and Samantha and Ben Snider of Cave Creek, AZ, and a brother Alan of Clifton, NJ.
A memorial service will be held Sunday, August 19th at 11am at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Street, Norwalk, CT. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be made to: Smilow Cancer Hospital, Office of Development, PO Box 1849, New Haven, CT 06508.