Patrick Laville Snider

August 11, 1949 - April 1, 2022

08/11/1949 - 04/01/2022

Patrick Laville Snider, age 72, passed away on Friday, April 1, 2022 at Brookdale Memory Care in Williamsburg Virginia, where he resided for the last five months, from complications of Alzheimer’s disease.
He was born August 11, 1949 to Laville Alvin and Doreen Elizabeth (Seng) Snider in the town of Eau Claire Wisconsin. He graduated from Memorial High School and drove a Pepsi truck for a short time. He then enlisted in the Air Force where he met his wife, Emilia Mimi (Chan) Snider, of 45 years while stationed in Panama. They were married June 11, 1976 and attended Eastern New Mexico University together where they both obtained Master’s degrees. Pat then went to Air Force Officer Training School (OTS) and was commissioned May 3, 1979 as a Computer Systems Programming and Analysis Officer. He retired from the Air Force with the rank of Major on November 30, 1993. Pat and Mimi loved to take cruises and managed to take 31 (including two transatlantic) before his Alzheimer’s progressed to the point he could no longer travel. Their love never wavered and when his Alzheimer’s progressed to the point where Mimi was unable to care for him alone, she selflessly entered Brookdale Assisted Living with him in November 2020.
He is survived by his loving wife, Emilia of Williamsburg, VA; children, Pamela (Keith) Fredrickson – Eau Claire, WI; Cristine Snider – Fort Washington, MD; Nicole (Taylor) Banks – Williamsburg, VA; Steven (Katie) Snider – Charlottesville, VA; and 12 grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother Scott (Lynda) Snider – Tucson, AZ, his aunts Cloris (Gerth) Snider – Eau Claire, WI; Linda (Seng) Knegendorf – Colfax, WI; Pamela (Snider) Kruk – Hayward, WI; and his uncle Randy Snider – Hayward, WI.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Laville and Doreen Snider, his father and mother-in-law Emilio and Lai-Fong (Ching) Chan, and his grandson Zechariah Keith Fredrickson.

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Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum
8 months ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Patrick Laville Snider, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
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and prayers to the family of ….

US Air Force Veteran, Patrick Laville Snider, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †