Mark Snyder |

Mark Snyder

Mark Snyder

During the early morning of Sept. 30,2013, Mark Allan Snyder passed away peacefully at home in Rocklin, surrounded by his loving family.

A Bay Area native, born in San Francisco on May 6, 1953, to Raymond and Dorothy Snyder, he was raised in Palo Alto and attended Cubberley Sr. High School (’71).

Mark continued his education at Humboldt State University where he met his future wife, Kristen Combs. They married in 1983 and soon welcomed their first son, Adam, to be followed by a second son, Jacob.

Ever the ardent fan, Mark enjoyed many years of their boy’s sporting events from Little League to the college ranks.

A contractor by trade, he was known as a master craftsman. Evidence of his fine work can be seen throughout Northern California.

Mark was a caring man with a quick wit, a contagious laugh, and an enormous passion for the things he believed in. A philosopher, a teacher, a gentle spirit has been taken too soon.

“What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose. For all that we love deeply becomes a part of us.”

Mark is survived by his wife, Kristen; sons Adam and Jacob; mother Dorothy Snyder; 11 siblings and their families, Regis (Rosi) Snyder, Paul Snyder, Bob Snyder, Susan Santy, Richard Snyder, Terri (Marc) Bentovoja, Kathleen (John) Snyder-Paye, Patti (John) Snyder- Park, Jack (Kristi) Snyder, Jackie (Garrett) Good and Kristin Snyder; as well as numerous nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles, cousins, in-laws and very dear friends.

A celebration of Mark’s life will be held in North Lake Tahoe on Oct. 26, 2013.

Mark is preceded in death by his father, Raymond Louis Snyder.

Mark, we will miss you every day and we will love you forever.

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