Dr. Richard Snyder-89-formerly of Glenside, PA and Beach Haven Terrace, NJ, passed away on March 1, 2013. Predeceased by his wife Billie. Survived by three children: Stuart Snyder (Kitty) of Beach Haven, NJ, Dr. Robert Snyder (Lauren) of Surf City, NJ, Beverly Teti (Mark) of Newtown Square, PA; brother Arnold Snyder (Linda) of Elkins Park, PA, sister Leonore Hoffman of Florida;numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Dr. Snyder graduated from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1943 and attended the University of Pennsylvania to pursue a career in medicine, but was called to serve in the Navy during WWII. He was the first resident optometrist on Long Beach Island and also had practices in Collegeville, PA and Norristown, PA. In 1979, his son and daughter-in-law, Drs. Robert and Lauren Snyder, joined his practice and established Snyder Eye Group in Ship Bottom and Tuckerton, NJ. He previously served as President of the Stafford Lions Club and the Jewish Community Center of LBI. He retired in Pompano Beach.