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Dr. Howard Earl Snyder
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  • MUSC Foundation/HCC Neuro Oncology
    18 Bee Street, MSC450
    Charleston, SC 29425

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“RIP, Dr. Snyder. You made going to the dentist an actual pleasure. I always appreciated your warmth and honesty. Peace to all Dr. Snyder's family and...Read More »
1 of 43 | Posted by: Daniel Smith - CHARLESTON, SC

“How lucky I was to have been referred by a co-worker to Dr Snyder in 1979. Later after I married, he became my husband's dentist and then to our...Read More »
2 of 43 | Posted by: A friend

“Our deepest condolences to the Snyder Family. May your fondest memories comfort you at this difficult time. ”
3 of 43 | Posted by: Beth & Billy Barnwell - SC

“It was with great sadness that I heard of Dr. Snyder's passing. I'd been a patient of his for most of his time in practice. I was extremely nervous...Read More »
4 of 43 | Posted by: Ellen and John Meyer - Charleston, SC

“I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Dr. Snyder. He was my dentist for 20 + years (as well as the dentist of parents, sister & son). He was a very...Read More »
5 of 43 | Posted by: Michelle Orr Noisette - SC

“Dr. Snyder will be deeply missed. I was a patient of his for a long time and am still a patient of the practice. He was a great dentist and person,...Read More »
6 of 43 | Posted by: Beth Davis - Hanahan, SC

“With gratitude for having known Howard and sadness at his passing. ”
7 of 43 | Posted by: Bill Sasser - Mt Pleasant, SC

“Dear Mrs. Snyder, We were so very sorry to hear of Dr. Snyder's death. We were his patients for many years and always enjoyed talking and laughing...Read More »
8 of 43 | Posted by: Jean Breza - Charleston, SC

“Dr. Snyder was already missed from the practice. He will be deeply missed by me and my family. I often reminded him that he was around long enough...Read More »
9 of 43 | Posted by: Elise Cromwell - Charleston

“To the Snyder family, my sincere condolences on your loss. I was a patient of Dr. Snyder for many years and he was just a wonderful man. I selfishly...Read More »
10 of 43 | Posted by: Elizabeth Boehm - Folly Beach, SC

“Dear Mrs. Snyder, and family members, I was his patient over 25+ years. I jokingly told him that I helped put his daughter through college. When my...Read More »
11 of 43 | Posted by: Teresa Smith - Charleston, SC

“I just found out of Dr. Snyder's passing and am so sorry for your loss. Howard was such an incredible gentleman and dentist. It was my distinct...Read More »
12 of 43 | Posted by: Ron & Sumita Banik - Charleston, SC

“Dear MaryAnne, We are so sorry to hear about Howard. Our Thoughts and prayers are with you, and your family. He will be missed terribly.All our Love,...Read More »
13 of 43 | Posted by: Diane Tiller - James Island, SC

“Dear Mrs. Snyder, words can't express my feelings for youa and the family of Dr. Snyder, I met him a few years ago, I considered him my friend, he...Read More »
14 of 43 | Posted by: Betty Smith

“My prayers are with your family. Dr. Snyder treated me and my family for many years -- I trusted him completely, and he always made me feel like a...Read More »
15 of 43 | Posted by: Elaine Robbins - Charleston, SC

“Dear MaryAnne, Tom and I send our heartfelt sympathy for your loss of Howard. He was a kind, intelligent and caring friend and he will be missed. I...Read More »
16 of 43 | Posted by: Amy Willis - Mount Pleasant, SC

“I am so very sorry and am thinking of all you. ”
17 of 43 | Posted by: Alicia Smith McCory

“Mary Anne, Howard was a true Southern Gentleman! He loved his family more than anything on this earth!! He touched so many lives with his kindness,...Read More »
18 of 43 | Posted by: Carla Avant - Mt. Pleasant, SC

“Dr Snyder has imprinted the hearts of everyone he got to know with love and tenderness. I am a better person and dental professional today because of...Read More »
19 of 43 | Posted by: Claudia Strenk - Fort Mill, SC

“The world has lost one of the finest persons we will ever know. He was kind, and thoughtful, and always thinking about the needs of others. I had the...Read More »
20 of 43 | Posted by: A friend

“My sincere condolences to the family. Howard and I were childhood friends. He was always so kind as teens as well as very funny! ”
21 of 43 | Posted by: Wanda Zinn Mirkis - Jacksonville, FL

“We were blessed to have Howard and MaryAnn as our next door neighbour and friend for the last couple of years. There was never a time he didn't have...Read More »
22 of 43 | Posted by: Tracey Mullaney - Daniel Island, SC

“Dear Family,I remember Howard as a young kid - the nicest, kindest person. I know he will be missed by his family and dear friends. May your...Read More »
23 of 43 | Posted by: Renee Zinn Gordon - FL - Friend

“Mary Anne, Jenna, and NessaYou have been in my heart since Ellen called me, heartbroken, to share the fight you were facing. I prayed to God for...Read More »
24 of 43 | Posted by: Janice and Robert Free - SC

“Dear Snyder Family,Many blessings and prayers for you and your family at this difficult time.Mary Kennedy ”
25 of 43 | Posted by: Mary Kennedy - Charleston, SC

“So saddened to learn of your loss. Warmly remembering working with Howard and so thankful for the years I had knowing him as an employer and friend. ...Read More »
26 of 43 | Posted by: Charlotte Geraty Main - Bluffton, SC

“I am broken-hearted for all of you. What a sweet, kind wonderful man. I loved seeing him as my dentist for years and loved sharing our stories of our...Read More »
27 of 43 | Posted by: Glenna Worsham - Charleston, SC

“We are so sorry to hear of Dr Snyder passing. Our prayers and love being sent up for you and the girls and families. ”
28 of 43 | Posted by: JoAnn and John Garvin - SC

“It was with great sadness I learned of Howard's passing. It has been decades since we last met but he has stayed alive in my memory. I offer my...Read More »
29 of 43 | Posted by: Howard Sachar - New Paltz, NY

“John and I send our heartfelt sympathies to your family. Howard led an exemplary life, both personally and professionally. He'll be sorely missed by...Read More »
30 of 43 | Posted by: Cheryl and John Hamilton

“We send our heartfelt condolences to the Snyder family on the loss of Howard. In the brief time that we knew him, we understood quickly what a kind a...Read More »
31 of 43 | Posted by: Michael Hoehn - Daniel Island, SC

“Such a loss. Our hearts go out to all of you with love and prayers. ”
32 of 43 | Posted by: Martha Daley - Daniel Island, SC

“My thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends. ”
33 of 43 | Posted by: Dee Vandekamp - Charleson, SC

“My deepest condolences to the Snyder family. Howard was surely a very fine man, and the legacy of his love of family will live on. ”
34 of 43 | Posted by: Laurie Steinke - Charleston, SC

“Very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and love to your family ”
35 of 43 | Posted by: Maggie McCarter - Charleston, SC

“Wonderful man throughout his entire life. He loved the Lowcountry and his loss is huge. ”
36 of 43 | Posted by: Steve Skardon - Family Friend

“As you go through life there are few people you don't have to talk to daily or see routinely and still call them friends. Horward was one of those in...Read More »
37 of 43 | Posted by: Dr Judson s Hickey - Augusta, GA

“My heart is breaking. My family and I want Maryanne , Nessa, Jenna and the rest of the family to know our hearts and prayers are with you. Dr....Read More »
38 of 43 | Posted by: PAMELA WRIGHT - CHARLESTON, SC

“Quite an amazing man. So sorry for your loss. You loved and cared for him so well. ”
39 of 43 | Posted by: Elizabeth Hammond - Family

“To Sara Maryann Gary Denice and familiesour sincerest sympathies to you and your family ”
40 of 43 | Posted by: susan and marty butter - MD

“My heartfelt sympathy to each of you. A tragic loss of such a fine and bright person of integrity.Watched him grow up into who he was. A great...Read More »
41 of 43 | Posted by: Madolyn Geldbart - Boynton Beach, FL

“Howard will be missed by all those who knew him. He was a kind, gentle man that cared about each person he knew. He will remain in our hearts forever...Read More »
42 of 43 | Posted by: Teri and Ira Lash - Charleston, SC

“I am saddened to read of Dr. Snyder' death. He was a compassionate and excellent dentist. My condolences to his family. ”
43 of 43 | Posted by: Elizabeth Wenner - SC - Friend


Dr. Howard Earl Snyder, 67, of Charleston, SC, husband of Mary Anne Snyder, passed away peacefully at his home Friday, June 30, 2017. Dr. Snyder was born on September 27, 1949 in Charleston, the son of Mrs. Sara Snyder and the late Dr. Gilbert Snyder.

Dr. Snyder is a third generation Charlestonian who graduated from Charleston's The Gaud School for Boys in 1967 and subsequently attended college at Emory University where he finished in three years in 1970 and was a member of Alpha Epsilon Upsilon Honorary Society. He was awarded a Navy Dental Scholarship and accepted at The University of North Carolina School of Dentistry where he received his DDS in 1974. Dr. Snyder served on Active Duty in San Diego at the end of The Vietnam War during which time he cared for many naval and marine personnel before they were sent overseas. He then entered the Naval Reserve where he served on a Nuclear Submarine Tender at the Naval Weapons Station in Charleston for six years as a Naval Reserve Officer.

Dr. Snyder practiced general dentistry for 40 years in the Downtown Charleston Medical University Area and was a member of the American Dental Association, the South Carolina Dental Association, and the Coastal District Dental Society. Throughout his career, Dr. Snyder was always most interested in providing care for all of his patients in a comfortable environment during which time he could become familiar with their families and life stories. His wisdom and knowledge were paramount to all who knew him.

He was most passionate about his family, spending time with his wife, daughters, their husbands and his grandchildren who affectionately knew him as "H." Throughout his life, he could often be found on the racquetball courts at the MUSC Wellness Center, on his boat navigating the rivers on which he was raised, and voraciously reading whenever possible. Upon his retirement, he enjoyed traveling with his wife and spending time with their many close friends and family, all of whom will remember him for his acumen and intellect.

He is survived by his loving wife, Mary Anne Snyder; and his children, Jenna Snyder Skaff (Richard) of Davidson, NC, Nessa Snyder Warley (Caldwell) of Charleston, SC ; grandchildren: Richard Joseph Skaff III (Treyton) and Edward Simmerman Skaff (Sims) of Davidson, NC, John Caldwell Warley IV (Wells) and Addington Eliza Warley (Addie) of Charleston, SC; Mother, Sara Friedman Snyder, of Charleston, SC; siblings, Gary Snyder (Pam) of Charleston, SC, Denice Leebow (Kenneth) of Atlanta, GA as well as many nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be held Monday, July 3, 2017 in Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim Congregation (90 Hasell St. Charleston, SC) at 11:00 am, followed by a graveside committal in the Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim Cemetery (Huguenin Avenue). The family of Dr. Snyder will be receiving visitors Monday, July 3, 2017 at 320 Hidden Bottom Lane, Daniel Island, between 3:00 and 8:00 p.m. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., Mount Pleasant Chapel.

Memorial gifts may be made to the MUSC Foundation/HCC Neuro Oncology, 18 Bee Street, MSC450, Charleston, SC 29425 or www.musc.edu/giving (include notation: HCC Neuro Oncology).