William Snyder

Obituary of William Lawson Snyder

William Lawson Snyder (age 85) of Windermere, Florida passed away September 13, 2021, in Wildwood Crest, New Jersey where he spent summers. He is survived by his loving wife Marie, of 28 years, son William Jr. (Elizabeth), daughter Suzanne Feilmeier (Joseph), daughter Lisa Strehle (Robert), son James Edwards, ten grandchildren including Matthew (Emily), Taylor and Nick Snyder - Alexandra, Rachel and Jacob Worth - Kayla and Cole Strehle - Chase and Colt Wynn Edwards, Great Granddaughter Elzey Snyder, and sister Judy Markovitz (Ray Attebery.) Bill was born October 28, 1935, in Philadelphia PA, to Walter and Florence Kittel. He was later adopted by his stepfather, Morris Snyder, Jr. He graduated Tredyffrin High School in 1953. Bill received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Penn State University in 1957, where he was a member and President of Theta Delta Chi Fraternity, and a member of the Business fraternity Alpha Kappa Psi. He then received his Master's Degree in Business Administration from the University of Chicago. Bill proudly served in the U.S. Army Reserves from 1957-1963. A Sales Representative job with US Gypsum in Chicago was Bill's first, followed by a transfer to American Olean Tile in Lansdale, PA, then a promotion to Regional Sales Manager, Assistant General Sales Manager, General Sales Manager, Vice President Sales Operations, Executive Vice President Marketing, and in 1984 the promotion to President. Over these years he was President of the Ceramic Tile Marketing Federation, Board of Directors Ceramic Tile Marketing Federation, Board of Directors ATTMCA, President Lansdale Development Foundation, Board of Directors Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Union League of Philadelphia. In 1992 he became the President and CEO of CSR Rinker Materials in West Palm Beach, FL. During this time, he was on the Board of Directors of the National Redi-Mix Concrete Association and the Florida Concrete Products Association, was a Member of the Florida Council of 100, was on the Executive Committees for the Building Construction Advisory Council for the University of Florida and was a Corporate Partner of the Kravitz Center. Bill was Chairman of the Advisory Board for the Palm Beach Atlantic School of Business, a member of the Rinker Business Advisory Board, and on the Faculty for the Applied Business Research Institute Leadership Palm Beach. His 1999 retirement was short lived when he became the CEO of World Choice Travel in 2000, to lead the company through turbulent e-business times to their profitable sale the following year. With his dynamic work ethic, retirement could still wait, so he partnered in building a property management company, CheckList, while also serving as a trustee on the board of the Jupiter Medical Center. Bill's recipe for success was get genuinely involved in what you are doing, work hard…and smart, strive always to be the best. He loved all sports, especially when his children or grandchildren were participating, and he was passionate about horses and carriages. Bill was an avid golfer and had the honor of playing at the Augusta National golf course during The Masters. He enjoyed his boats, motorcycles, snowmobiles and his bicycle that he rode almost every day. Bill travelled the world for work and pleasure, but his favorite destination was the Wildwood Crest Beach in New Jersey. Most importantly what brought him the greatest joy was his family. His genuine heart, sage wisdom, creative mind and true concern for others is the reason he has impacted so many lives. William Snyder lived life to the fullest, left a beautiful legacy, and he will be greatly missed and remembered by many. A private "Celebration of Life" was held for his beloved family members on October 23 at his home in Windermere, Florida. .
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