Richard H. Snyder
November 22, 1946 – June 20, 2021
On Sunday, June 20, 2021, Richard H. Snyder of Carson Metropolis, handed absent unexpectedly but peacefully with his spouse Debra by his side.
Richard is survived by his spouse Debra, his sister Mary Bufton Snyder of Burbank, CA, his cousin David Bufton Snyder (Lori) of Ontario, Canada, sister-in-regulation Dr. Michele Mietus-Snyder, MD, and her sons Michael (Erin), Matthew, Gregory, and the latest member of the relatives: Michael and Erin’s son Cameron John Snyder.
Richard was born in Bakersfield, CA on November 22, 1946, to David and Margaret Snyder and was raised in Delano, CA. He graduated from Delano Higher School and ongoing his instruction at Bakersfield College or university and California Point out College, San Jose wherever he graduated. In 2001 he entered the Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkeley, CA where by he acquired a Learn of Divinity degree in 2004. He was ordained priest in 2005.
Although functioning for the Nevada Section of Corrections (NDOC), he met Debra McDonald, a pharmacy technician also functioning for NDOC. They were married in 1997. When people requested where by they satisfied, Richard normally smiled and stated, “in prison”. He liked to say it possibly commenced or stopped a dialogue. They designed Carson City their home but also lived fortunately in Brigham City, UT Bluff, UT and Farmington, NM.
In 2008, Dick commenced serving whole time as a priest in Navajoland, an Episcopal Church Area Mission in Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah, contiguous with the Navajo Country. His enjoy for the people today and church in Navajoland begun a long time earlier when Bishop Wes Frensdorff planted the seed that Dick need to go to Navajoland. He did and the relaxation, as they say, is heritage. That seed blossomed into friendships, commitments, a wish to share with the broader church the options and realities of a escalating church, a chance to “embrace the prospect” of what could transpire, currently being existing with the people and finally turning out to be loved ones.
Dick was a writer, journalist, and photographer for most of his lifestyle. He claimed and photographed tales commencing in substantial university. He coated Basic Conventions for the Episcopal Church together with major ecumenical events and was a contributor of numerous articles or blog posts to Episcopal Existence (national church publication) starting with its first issue in 1990. Around the earlier 10 years he has also supplied content for publication in Episcopal Journal. He edited diocesan newspapers and contributed to community newspapers.
Dick experienced a various job working in northern Nevada, together with mining in Battle Mountain, metropolis federal government and the Elko Daily Absolutely free Press in Elko and public relations in Winnemucca. Prior to his ordination, he was active in many church communities, this sort of as St. Paul’s, Virginia Town, St. Michael’s, Wadsworth, St. Mary’s, Nixon, St. John’s, Glenbrook, St. George’s, Austin and Holy Trinity, Fallon.
Richard retired in December of 2020 from the NDOC. He experienced been serving as the supervising chaplain for the Office and as chaplain at Warm Springs Correctional Centre. For the duration of 2020, he served as chaplain for the Nevada Assembly for two particular periods. He also continued to serve as chaplain for the Nevada Legislation Enforcement Officers’ Memorial.
A memorial services is becoming planned for Saturday, October 30, 2021, at 2:00 PM at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Glenbrook, NV. If you would like to attend virtually, make sure you offer get hold of information and facts for a Zoom connection at [email protected]
A very, grateful thank you goes out to all who supplied excellent treatment with compassion to Richard these past months: Dr. Phil Aldrich, MD, the personnel at Carson Tahoe Regional Health-related Centre, the personnel at the Carson Tahoe Oncology Center (Dr. John Kelly, MD, the Ambulatory Infusion Heart team and oncology Nurse Navigators), the employees at Carson Tahoe Transitional Rehabilitative Heart, the personnel at Kindred at Property and the team and paramedics with the Carson City Fireplace Division.
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