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Sara Friedman Snyder

Sara Friedman Snyder
  • February 11, 1928 - November 26, 2020
  • Charleston, South Carolina

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“I loved shopping at Anne's with my late mother Karen Kreutner. Sara, Gary, and Carly were always so kind. These are some of my favorite memories with...Read More »
1 of 18 | Posted by: Kara Kreutner Montgomery - SC

“I just found out today about Sara’s passing. I am so sorry to hear this. Sara was loved by all that knew her, and has been missed every day...Read More »
2 of 18 | Posted by: Toni Kirby - Acquaintance

“Deepest sympathy:Dear Mary Ann and family,Wishing you Peace to bring comfort, Courage to face the days ahead, and Loving Memories of your Sara to...Read More »
3 of 18 | Posted by: TJ Scott - Charleston, SC

“She was the best and loved me and all her grandkids under no conditions! I thought she was immortal and invincible. It's difficult, sad, and...Read More »
4 of 18 | Posted by: Josh snyder Leebow - Marietta, GA

“aunt sara - i am so happy that you, mom and i always had our lunch and dinner dates while i was home. i love you. eve ”
5 of 18 | Posted by: eve robinson - charleston, SC

“I was lucky enough to be Monday night dinner guest of Sara, Gil , Aunt Shirley and Uncle Arnold. When Sara would be on her buying trips I would be...Read More »
6 of 18 | Posted by: Devra Wright - Charleston, SC

“Aunt Sara. You always made me feel special. I love you.❤ ”
7 of 18 | Posted by: Amy Robinson - Charleston

“I shopped with Sara for many many years and when I went into the City my first stop was Anne’s... it became my favorite store. Sara and I...Read More »
8 of 18 | Posted by: Betty Bessinger - Friend

“When we moved to the Fort Sumpter House, Sarah and I became fast friends. She knew many of my friends in Columbia ,and we shared countless memories...Read More »
9 of 18 | Posted by: gail anastasion - columbia, SC

“from the late 50s till 62, when I moved to NJ, Sara dressed me as if I were so special. She was warm, caring, and very attuned. It was a great...Read More »
10 of 18 | Posted by: judy seigel - Acquaintance

“I always enjoyed going into Anne's to shop but also talking to Sara. What a lovely lady. Who knew she was such an athlete in school! She will be...Read More »
11 of 18 | Posted by: Cris Bernstein - Acquaintance

“I loved you 'thara' I loved you 'thara' ... was very blessed to be so close all my life ... i ll miss you xo Nancy Alterman walker ”
12 of 18 | Posted by: Nancy walker - charleston, SC

“I feel I've known Sara most of my life- From Ashley Hall to living in Charleston. I always shopped at Anne's. I love that she and I lived on the same...Read More »
13 of 18 | Posted by: Russell Holliday - Charleston, SC

“Peaceful thoughts and condolences to all of you at this sad time. Sara will be missed and she has left a lovely mark on this world. ”
14 of 18 | Posted by: Jane Wentworth - Charleston, SC

“Sara...we love and miss you! Kenny ”
15 of 18 | Posted by: Ken Leebow - MARIETTA, GA - Son

“Sarah was such a lovely lady! We had a special relationship! She always wanted to know what I was doing ! Had soo much interest in my life! I will...Read More »
16 of 18 | Posted by: Carroll Hobbs - Charleston, SC

“Sorry for the loss of Your Mom.Elegant and Charming . She was, The Queen of King Street!! Sara will be missed by many ”
17 of 18 | Posted by: Beth Warshaw - Marietta, GA

“Sara was a very special woman. I loved shopping at ANNES! I am so sorry and all my love to Gary. ”
18 of 18 | Posted by: Holly Atkins - Columbia, SC


Mrs. Sara Friedman Snyder, 92, of Charleston, SC, passed away peacefully on November 26, 2020. Mrs. Snyder was born on February 11, 1928 in Charleston, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Harry (Anne) Friedman.

Mrs. Snyder is a second generation Charlestonian who attended The Courtenay School and graduated from Memminger High School. She subsequently attended college at Winthrop University and ultimately completed her degree at the University of South Carolina where her late husband was attending school. She excelled in tennis and basketball as a state champion and ultimately earned a four year degree in physical education.

While she shined as an athlete, her true calling would ultimately become owning and operating Anne's, an iconic women's clothing store on King Street, for more than 60 years. Beginning at age 14, she worked with her mother, Anne Friedman, where she watched, learned and gained the skills that would ultimately lead to her success as a business owner.

Throughout her life, Mrs. Snyder was always devoted to her family and her career, a balance that was uncommon for a young woman in the 1950s. Her class and style were apparent to all who knew her. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Throughout her life, she could be found at 312 King Street styling women throughout the region and with her late husband frequenting their favorite restaurants downtown. Her love and devotion to her close friends and family was apparent throughout her life, all of whom will remember her for her unmatched elegance and savviness.

She is survived by her loving son Gary (Pam) Snyder of Charleston, SC, her daughter Denice (Ken) Leebow of Atlanta, Ga, and her daughter-in-law Mary Anne Snyder of Charleston, SC; her grandchildren, Jenna Snyder Skaff (Richard) of Davidson, NC, Nessa Snyder Warley of Charleston, SC, Josh (Kristi) Leebow and Alissa (Jonathan) Katz of Atlanta, GA, Adam Snyder and Nicole Snyder of Charleston, SC, Paige (Jeff) Lowery of Columbia, SC, Haley (Jordan) Lash and Elizabeth Bull of Charleston, SC, as well as her 13 great grandchildren.

Mrs. Snyder is preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Gilbert Snyder, son, Dr. Howard Earl Snyder, daughter-in-law, Mrs. Cheri Snyder, parents, Mr. & Mrs. Harry Friedman, brother, Mr. Morton Friedman, and sister Mrs. Doris Friedman Zulver.

Her private graveside service and burial will be held on Monday, November 30, 2020 at the Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim (KKBE) Cemetery Huguenin Avenue. The live stream and recorded service may be viewed on her tribute page by visiting wwwjhenrystuhr.com.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (https://pages.lls.org/mwoy/sc/lclls21/nsnyder) or to Dress for Success (charlestoncounty.dressforsuccess.org).

Arrangements by J Henry Stuhr, Inc., Downtown Chapel, 232 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

You may view the service via Live Stream by clicking on the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxyCp-nPL9Y