A Mass of Resurrection for William G. Snider, 89, of Douglas Road, Massena, will be held on Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church in Massena with Rev. Donald J. Manfred presiding. Friends and family may call on Monday, January 3, 2011 from 3 - 5 and 7- 9 p.m. at the Phillips Memorial Home, 64 Andrews St. The Knights of Columbus Council # 1141 will hold services Monday evening at 7:15 pm at the funeral home, and the American Legion Post # 79 will hold memorial services Monday evening 7:30 p.m. at the Phillips Memorial Home. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery in the spring. William passed away on December 31, 2010 at his home.
He is survived by two daughters, Mary Ann Snider and companion Peter Prentice and Nancy Snider both of Massena; two sons, Dr. Robert Snider of Oregon and Richard F. and wife Deborah of Massena; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Also surviving is a brother, Mark and wife Betty Snider, of Massena. He was predeceased by a daughter, Dorothy Veitch; brother, George and a sister, Viola Snider.
William was born on November 1, 1921 in Massena, the son of James H. and Florence (LaCombe) Snider. He graduated from Massena High School in 1939 and he was the first graduating class of Sacred Heart Elementary School in 1936 of the 9th grade. He married Gilberte M. Montembeault in Ste. Gertrude, Quebec on August 19, 1942. Mrs. Snider predeceased him on January 17, 2004. He joined the Army Air Force in October 1942, and was discharged in December, 1945, as a Staff Sgt. While in the Army Air Force he attended Pharmacy School at Fitzsimmons General Hospital in Denver, CO. and worked as a Pharmacist at Hamilton Air Force Base in CA during WW II. William worked at Alcoa for over 47 years and retired as a systems analyst in the computer division department.
He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #1141, and the American Legion Post #79. The Knights of Columbus Council will call at 7:15 p.m. Monday and the American Legion Post # 79 will hold memorial services 7:30 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Catholic Endowment Fund. Online condolences may be made to www.phillipsmemorial.com