Death of A Classmate Lloyd Harth Snider

Ventura County Star (California)

January 12, 2007 Friday

15Jan07 – Obituary: Lloyd Harth Snider ‘54

Lloyd Harth Snider passed away in his home in Camarillo on Dec. 19, 2006, after a yearlong battle with brain cancer.

He was born May 17, 1929, to the late Elysbeth and Elvin Snider in Hollywood and graduated from Fairfax High School in 1947. He then entered the Navy and won an appointment to the United States Naval Academy, from which he graduated in the top 10 percent of his class in 1954. He served on many destroyers, earned another degree from the United States Navy Postgraduate School, worked at the Pentagon with the Joint Chiefs of Staff and as commander of Operational Test and Evaluation Forces in Norfolk, Va. Lloyd received many medals during his 27 years of service and retired as a commander in 1975.

After retirement, he and his family moved to California and he worked as a systems analyst with the Litton Co. and later with John J. McMulleen Co. In 1991, Lloyd retired to pursue a lifelong dream designing and building a home in the small town of Cedaredge, Colo. During his 11 years there he made many friends and became involved in community activities by serving on the water board, historical society, Byways News Bulletin, and friends of the library, was president of the bowling league and an officer of the Rotary Club. Typical of his style!

Lloyd returned to Camarillo to be closer to his family in 2003 and settled in Leisure Village to again become president of the bowling league, be involved with the golf leagues, and play poker weekly. He was known around the village as the "fix-it" guy because he always carried his toolbox with him, and he frequently helped people with electrical and computer problems, designed posters, and acted as driver for those who needed a ride. His favorite pastimes were golf, bowling, playing keno in Vegas, watching Dodger games with his granddaughter and enjoying home-cooked meals with his family.

He will be greatly missed by his daughter, Julie Tresback; son, Scott Snider; son-in-law, Kerry Tresback; daughter-in-law, Kim Snider; grandchildren, Eric, Megan and Brien Tresback and Shaun and Kaylie Snider; lifelong friend and former wife, Jan Snider; sisters, Carol Gustafson and Marian Bauersfeld; dear friends, Merrill and Marilyn Deal; and nieces and nephews both in California and Oregon. The family would like to express its sincere and heartfelt thanks to Fran Anderson, Lloyd's wonderful caregiver, who cared for him like one of her own, and the Assisted Living Hospice team. Without these special people he would not have been able to stay in his home during his last months.

Lloyd Snider was truly an officer and a gentleman!

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be to Assisted Living Hospice, 2140 Eastman Ave., Suite 203, Ventura, CA 93003.

A memorial service will be held at noon Friday, Jan. 13, 2007, at Conejo Mountain Memorial Park and Funeral Home, 2052 Howard Road, Camarillo, CA 93013.

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