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In Loving Memory

12.12.51 – 2.22.23

A Message Form The Family

It’s extremely difficult to write a condensed obituary for Alan’s life. A long series of books would be needed to even scratch the surface on all Al did, and the amount of people our dear friend impacted throughout his life.

Throughout the time Al was sick and even after his passing, there has been an outpouring of support from people near and far. Al had stayed connected in one way or another to hundreds of people. We’ve received countless messages of appreciation from people Al had helped during his life.

Newspaper Obituary

Alan James Snider, 71, of Sun City Center FL, passed away on Ash Wednesday 02-22-23 after a long battle of fighting cancer.  He was born to parents Almond Snider and Lucy Formicola on 12-12-1951 in Boston MA.  Alan spent many happy years living in Sun City Center with his partner, Rose Mary Buch.  

He was a graduate of East Boston High School in 1968 and then went to Bunker Hill College to achieve Associate of Science degree.

Alan worked as a Material Manager for over 20 years at Shriners Hospitals of Children where he retired.  He was widely known as a compassionate and dedicated man committed to helping others. He frequently volunteered at the Youth Activity commission, the Counselor for Teens Organization and Hospice in Boston.  He was passionate about affecting the most positive change in people.  

Alan was a Master Mason and then became a 32 degree Freemason.  He was an American patriot who enjoyed hockey, blues music, politics and who faithfully read his favorite daily comics.

Most importantly Alan loved his family and friends.  He is survived by his sister Maryellen Snider O’Donnell, his nephews Tim O’Donnell, Scott O’Donnell, Brett O’Donnell, great nieces Shayna and Alexis O’Donnell and great nephew Gavin O’Donnell.

He was preceded in death by his late wife Katherine Snider and his parents Almond and Lucy Snider.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Judes Children’s Hospital, Moffitt Cancer Center or Life Path Hospice.


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