Mark A. Snyder

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Mark A. Snyder, 78, of Springfield, Illinois, passed away on Wednesday February 13, 2019 at Memorial Medical Center. He was born on January 27, 1941 in Newark, New Jersey to Ralph and Jean Leflein Snyder. He married Sharon Goldstein in Somerset, New Jersey, on June 2, 1963, and she survives. Both Mark and Sharon grew up in Livingston, New Jersey.

Mr. Snyder is also survived by his children, Barbara (Barry) Seidman of Springfield, Illinois; Richard Snyder of Pennsylvania; and Kevin (Jennifer) Snyder of Morris Plains, New Jersey; six grandchildren, Jacob, Eli and Raya Seidman and Rebecca, Hannah and Ryan Snyder; one sister, Anita (Leslie) Mostow; and one sister-in-law, Dorothy Sherman.

Mark sold furniture all of his life starting by working with his parents at age 16 in Brooklyn, New York. He then became a Manufacturers Sales Rep for 50 years and worked the last 15 years with his son, Kevin. He then retired, working alongside his daughter and son-in-law in Springfield.

Mark was a sports fanatic and was a New York Giants season ticket holder since 1961. He treasured his time spent with his grandchildren.

Mr. Snyder was a member of the New Jersey Furniture Association, the National Home Furnishing Association, Temple Israel, Temple B’rith Sholom and the Jewish Federation of Springfield, Illinois.

A funeral service was held on Friday, February 15, 2019 at Temple Israel, Springfield, Illinois, with burial following at Oak Ridge Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation or to the Jewish Federation of Springfield, Illinois. Please visit the online “Life Remembered Story” at

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