Elizabeth “Liz” Snyder

April 13, 2023
Elizabeth “Liz” Snyder

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Elizabeth (Liz) Snyder (Penman) left her earthly body on April 13, 2023.

She is predeceased by her parents; Alexander and Isabella Penman, in laws, Theodor and Frieda Snyder and her beloved daughter Leslie.

Liz is survived by her loving husband of 66 years, LeRoy (Roy) Snyder, their children Mark (Jackie), Kathryn and Neil. And her seven wonderful grandchildren: Alexander, Mark, Trevor, Anthony, Ava, Jackson, and Ruby. Her sister Mary Penman, sister-in-law Mitzi Forman (Snyder) and her niece and nephews: Karen (Juris) Thompson (Scott), Robert Juris, and Steven Juris.

Liz was a loving wife, mother, and activist. She was a creative woman who had many hobbies and interests throughout her life. Everything from travel, reading, history, cooking, sewing, and needlepoint.

When her children were in Elementary and High School, she returned to school herself and received her Bachelors of Arts and then Masters of Public Administration from Temple University in 1976.

She would start her federal career with the National Park Service in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ultimately retiring with the General Service Administration in Norfolk, Virginia in 1997.

After her retirement Liz continued to be an active member of her community and congregation.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a date to be announced.

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  • June 15, 2023
    LeRoy Snyder says:
    A Memorial Service was held for Liz on June 11th. Many people came or joined on Zoom. My Thanks to all of you. Roy

  • May 15, 2023
    Jeanne Garrison says:
    Liz was one of the first people I met when I joined the Wiliamsburg chapter of NARFE. She was a dedicated member who had served the chapter in several positions over the years. That meeting led to a lasting friendship with her mentoring me to become more involved in NARFE activities. She was a great friend. For the family, may many happy memories help you through your grief.

  • April 28, 2023
    Bob Giannini says:
    To the family of Liz. I most likely wouldn't have learned about the passing of Liz except for her obit in the Virginia Gazette. I grew up in Williamsburg but have lived in Philadelphia for over 50 years. I remember Liz having worked with her at Independence NHP and what a great colleague she was. I retired from INDE after 50 years as a NPS Curator. But most important, may Liz Rest In Peace and God be with her family.

  • April 24, 2023
    Larry Foster says:
    Liz Snyder was a true Lady of Virginia always overflowing with grace, upbeat, thoughtful, kind and caring. We worked together when Liz was a team member of the United Way of Virginia and me as a volunteer. I never left Liz’s presence that I didn’t feel better about the world. I also got to know Roy during this time. What a wonderful couple. My very best to Roy as he faces these challenging times.

  • April 22, 2023
    LeRoy Snyder says:
    A Memorial Service will be held at 2pm on Sunday, June 11th, at the Williamsburg Unitarian Universalists, 3051 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185. The service will also be ZOOMed.