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Tuesday, December 14, 2021
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Snyder, Stuart (age 73) of Beach Haven, NJ passed away peacefully on December 11, 2021, surrounded by his beloved family. He is survived by his loving wife, Kitty Snyder; five children, Jessica Hart (Barry), Jenna Derion (Steve), Luke Suydam, Catherine Gayden (Gavin), Chloe Snyder; seven grandchildren, Joseph, Michael, and Matthew Hart, Riley and Jordyn Derion, Liam and Kahli Suydam; and his siblings, Robert Snyder (Lauren) and Beverly Teti (Mark). He is also survived by many family members, close friends, and neighbors who have brought love and support to him and his family at every turn.
Stuart was born on June 22, 1948 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to his devoted parents, Richard and Billie Snyder. He and his family moved to Long Beach Island in 1968. He attended Penn State University, followed by Delaware Law School. He established his law practice on Long Beach Island, NJ, where he continued to serve and give back to the community for the rest of his life. From acting as public defender in multiple townships, to serving on the Southern Regional School Board for over 20 years, Stuart was a pillar of community stewardship.
Stuart was a former Trustee and President of the Ocean County Bar Association. He was loved and admired by his colleagues who will miss him greatly. He was deeply devoted to his clients, many of whom became lifelong friends. Empathy and compassion were trademarks. No case was too big or too small. His legal fee never got in the way of driving off to some far-flung court to defend someone who couldn’t afford it. He was a member of the Jewish Community Center of LBI. He embodied his faith through his work and community service widely beyond the Jewish community.
Stu never met a stranger. He made everyone he met feel as if they were an old friend. He was a listener, an advocate, and had a gift for putting people at ease and encouraging them to see the good in themselves. Stu loved to share his home and hospitality with the ever growing collection of friends in his life.
All are invited to celebrate Stu’s life at the memorial service on Tuesday, December 14 at Bonnet Island Estate, 2380 East Bay Avenue, Manahawkin. Receiving will begin at 11am, with a service to follow at 12pm noon. Masks are required. To join the event virtually, please use the following link: http://bit.ly/ssnyder121421
Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations are welcome for Holy Name School, 700 North 5th Street, Camden, NJ 08102; or to the Stuart Snyder Southern Regional Scholarship Fund, c/o Kristie Prescott, 105 Cedar Bridge Road, Manahawkin, NJ 08050.