Steven Erik Snider was born at the old Santa Ana, CA Community Hospital on Washington St. Thursday, March 9, 1962 at 4:30PM and died Saturday, May 29th at 5:45PM (under hospice care at Chapman Global Hospital in Orange, CA) due to 4/28 hernia surgery complications / Parkinson’s disease. He was predeceased by his dad, George L. Snider, Jr,: Survivors are his mother, Patricia L. Snider, brothers Andrew and Craig (Sandy) and niece Morgan Snider plus cousins in Nebraska, Missouri, New Mexico and Nevada.
He graduated from Orange Unified School District schools attending Cambridge Elementary, Yorba Jr. High and Orange High plus an AA from Santa Ana College. He was a member of the Orange YMCA for many years participating in the Indian Guides, Westerners, Adventurers Teen Group and often attending family camping. He continued to keep in touch with friends from these groups. He liked vintage cars and could hardly wait to get his driver’s license. For his 16th birthday his parents gifted him with a van, a Tonka! He preferred non indoor work so most of his adult employment involved being outside such as a fifteen-year stint as a warehouseman doing forklifting and driving for a wine distributor. His routes sometimes included San Diego with his dog, Shilo, riding along. She would often wiggle thru locked gates at their destination to let those in charge know Steve was there! He liked telling folks he could get around Orange County making right hands turns only!
He enjoyed rock and roll concerts and taking photos some of which were accepted into the Orange County Faire. In his youth he was a good left- handed bowler in family leagues with his mom. He wrote poetry and did some artwork in oil and pen and ink. He had a knack for finding the right greeting cards often fitting the recipient very pointedly! He was a HUGE fan of the Kansas City Chiefs football team along with his aunt Lorraine Snider (John) Bennetts of KC, MO with whom he was very close. He flew to KC and drove to San Diego to see the team play wearing the proper attire and collecting more memorabilia. He was great at pumpkin carving always complimenting everyone on their costumes while handing out Halloween candy. He was fond of animals, especially dogs, and contributed to various animal rights groups. Other pleasures were answering sports questions on Jeopardy, Dr. Pepper, cashews, chocolate chip cookies, pepperoni pizza and staying up late to watch Saturday night live. In his prime at 6ft. one and a half inches, 190, he enjoyed the beach and body surfing. We could go on and on. Sunday, July 18th an open house at the family home from 1pm till whenever will conclude a weekend of extended family activities. Stop by, chat a while, maybe enjoy a fire out back and sample some of Steve’s favorite foods.
Please RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org The family would prefer in lieu of flowers, etc. donations be made in Steve’s name to the following: mind.uci.edu/donate/ Follow the first prompt specifying Parkinson’s RESEARCH as it is not listed. Thank you so much for caring to help others with this disease.
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