Oscar 'Peter' Snyder, Jr.
Snyder, Oscar Jr. 'Peter' Age 89 of Shoreview, passed away March 1, 2019 after a long battle with Parkinson's disease.
Born in Washington, DC on February 23, 1930, Pete grew up primarily on the east coast and especially enjoyed vacationing at the family lake cottage in Beaver Lake, NJ.
He was a career Army officer, with overseas assignments in Germany, Korea and Vietnam. He retired as a Lt. Col. after 22 years of service. He was a Bronze Star and Legion of Merit recipient. In 1974, he became an Associate Professor of Food Science and Nutrition at the University of Minnesota, and then in 1982 he founded the Hospitality Institute of Technology & Management (HITM), a food safety training, education & consulting firm. He was a passionate, lifetime proponent of safe food handling and the HACCP method of food preparation for organizations around the world. He especially enjoyed photography, traveling throughout Europe, and the music of Dave Brubeck.
Pete also spent many years volunteering with the Boy Scouts of America and as an usher & lay reader at St. Christopher's Episcopal Church. He is preceded in death by his parents, Oscar & Louise, and sister Jane. Survived by wife of 59 years, Ella and sons, Tom (Anne), Scott (Lesley), Chris (Dawnette); grandchildren: Griffin (Andrea), Ryan, Andrew, Camille, Jasmine and great-granddaughter, Faith.
Memorial service 11:00 am, Saturday, March 9, 2019, at St. Christopher's Episcopal Church with visitation one hour prior.
Memorials in lieu of flowers to:
St. Christopher's Episcopal Church, 2300 N. Hamline Ave, Roseville, MN 55113
Feeding Tomorrow - IFT Foundation, 525 W. Van Buren, Suite 1000, Chicago, IL 60607
IAFP Foundation, 6200 Aurora Ave, Suite 200W, Des Moines, IA 50322
Published on March 6, 2019
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