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David Mitchell Snider

Posted By Hall-Wynne On July 1, 2016 @ 5:14 pm In Durham,Obituaries | 7 Comments

Mr. David Mitchell Snider, Sr., age 70, passed away on June 25, 2016, after battling an extended illness.
David was born in Louisville, KY on August 15, 1945 to the late Clifton Thomas Snider and his wife Margaret Jo Mitchell Snider. He was raised in Munfordville, KY and graduated from Munfordville High School in 1963. Mr. Snider attended the University of Kentucky and attained a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce in 1967 and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration in 1973. During his time at the University of Kentucky, David was a member of the Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity. While at UK, David met the love of his life and future wife, Catherine “Cathy” Allison. David and Cathy were married on Nov. 18, 1967, at Second Presbyterian Church Lexington, KY. From 1969 to 1972, David served in the United States Navy. He was stationed in Newport, RI, Charleston, SC and Naples, Italy. In 1973 David and Cathy moved to Durham, NC where he was employed by GTE. In 1980, David joined Nortel Networks where he was employed for 25 years. He retired from Nortel in 2005.
David was a 41 year member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Durham. He served as an Elder, Deacon, Superintendent of Sunday School and chairman of numerous committees.
David was a loving, devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He loved people and was known for his great sense of humor.
David was pre-deceased by his parents and parents-in-law, Richard and Clara Allison of Lexington, KY. David is survived by his wife of 48 years, Catherine (Cathy) Allison Snider; his daughter Allison Snider Gray, and Robert Douglas Gray of Los Angeles, CA; his son David Mitchell Snider, Jr., and Mary Elizabeth Phillips of Raleigh, NC; and his six beautiful grandchildren; Ella Douglas Gray and Sienna Mitchell Gray of Los Angeles; Amelia Elizabeth Snider, William Hunley Snider, Nicholas Halston Snider, and Julian Phillips Snider, all of Raleigh, NC. He is also survived by his step-mother, Nancy Snider, of Munfordville, KY; Two sisters-in-law, The Reverend Peggy Allison McClure of Huntsville, AL; Betty Allison Cliff and husband Guy Cliff, of Wakefield, England; Three nephews, Dr. Steven Werdehoff of Huntsville, AL; Richard Guy Cliff and wife Lani of Los Altos, CA; Christopher Steven Cliff and wife Fredricka, of Dubai.
A Celebration of Life-Memorial Service will be held at Westminster Presbyterian Church on July 9, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. Donations can be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3639 Old Chapel Hill Road, Durham, NC 27707. Interment will be in the Lexington Cemetery of Lexington, KY.
The Snider family sincerely thanks the staff of Kindred Hospital- Greensboro for all the kindness shown to them during Dave Snider’s hospitalization.

The Snider family is under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service. Online condolences: www.hallwynne.com; select obituaries.


Condolences for the family of “David Mitchell Snider”

Condolence from Nancy Ross on July 3rd, 2016 4:48 pm

I worked for Dave at Nortel in RTP in the early 90s. He was a good manager and a lovely person. He talked about his family all the time. I was sorry to hear about his death and know he will be dearly missed.
Nancy Ross

Condolence from David A. Kauwe on July 3rd, 2016 7:34 pm

Cathy, my heart felt prayers for you and your family. I’ve known Dave for about 8 years from the various Leads group I belong to. He enjoyed my Beef Jerky as well. I pray for your comfort in the days to come as you remember fondly the memories of your life together. Thank you for the man Dave was here and is in the eternities. Hawaiian Dave – Dave Kauwe

Condolence from Ronnie Torain on July 3rd, 2016 10:50 pm

I know Dave through Hillsborough Leads Group. It was great to have known him. My thought and prayers are with the family.

Condolence from Sharon Williams on July 5th, 2016 3:52 pm

I worked with Dave for many years at Nortel and he was a great, caring person. He did have a great sense of humor, always joking, always smiling. He will truly be missed by all the friends he made at Nortel. My heart goes out to the family.

Sharon Williams

Condolence from Kathy Hopson on July 5th, 2016 7:39 pm

I worked with Dave at Nortel. He was a very special person……always positive and helpful……….especially appreciated by a non-techie like me. I can only imagine what a hole he leaves for those closest to him.
My thoughts and prayers are with you in the challenging months ahead.

Condolence from Jim Crawford on July 5th, 2016 9:13 pm

Cathy and family,
I was saddened to learn of David’s passing. He and I worked together at GTE. He was a fine man and will be missed by all who knew him. Please know that you and the family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Jim Crawford

Condolence from Phillip Griffith on July 6th, 2016 3:02 pm

Our heartfelt condolences to the Snider family on your loss.
I worked with Dave at Nortel in the 80’s……and very much enjoyed his friendship, help and encouragement during those great years in RTP. Coincidentally, I believe Dave also worked with my father, just before he retired, at GTE in Durham in the 70’s.
We offer you our thoughts, prayers and well-wishes during this difficult time.

Phil Griffith and Family

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