Veteran approached work, faith, fun with vigor
Richard Snow understood he had to work hard to make a name for himself.
After graduating from New Castle High School in 1948, Mr. Snow worked two years in a candy factory to earn the tuition to enter Grove City College, said his daughter, Kimberly Gibson of McCandless.
“And during the four years that Dad attended Grove City College, he sold sandwiches in the dormitory and worked as a waiter in the dining hall to earn his tuition,” she said.
Richard O. Snow of the Pointe at Adams Ridge in Mars, formerly of Ross and a retired administrative manager for Alcoa, died on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, while vacationing in Myrtle Beach, S.C. He was 82.
Mr. Snow played football for Grove City, where he earned the title “60 Minute Offensive and Defensive Bulwark” because of his ability to play offense and defense, said his daughter.
“And he never forgot many of the members of his fraternity, who, like him, devoted their lives to the service of others,” she said.
After graduating from college, where he was a member of the ROTC, Mr. Snow went on active duty at the Lake Forest Air Force Station in Lake City, Tenn. There, in 1956, he met and married Betty Childress, a woman who joined her husband in his numerous commitments to their Methodist faith.
Upon locating in Ross, the Snows spent 45 years as members of Ingomar United Methodist Church, where they taught Sunday school. “Dad loved children and volunteered with groups dedicated to improving the lives of children in poverty areas throughout the world, such as Global Links and World Vision,” Gibson said.
“And he could also be found volunteering in the New Hope soup kitchen in the North Side.”
Mr. Snow knew how to have fun, said his daughter. At the Pointe at Adams Ridge development, Mr. Snow was king of the Thursday Night Corn (bean bag) Toss Group and a member of the One Man and Ladies Card Club.
In addition to his daughter, Kimberly, Mr. Snow is survived by his daughters, Kathy Williams of McCandless and Cindy Samuelson, of Alexandria, Va.; and seven grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty, in 2007.
Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in H.P. Brandt Funeral Home Inc., 1032 Perry Highway, Ross. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Ingomar United Methodist Church, 1501 W. Ingomar Road.
Jerry Vondas is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-320-7823 or email@example.com.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Rossi: Nothing huge, but Huntington helped Bucs
- Inside The Steelers: LB Williams dominates backs-on-backers drill at Latrobe Memorial Stadium
- Marte’s 2 fine defensive plays rescue Pirates in victory over Reds
- 2014 showing has Steelers RB Harris confident he belongs
- Pirates trade for Dodgers 1B/OF Morse, Mariners LHP Happ
- Steelers OLB coach Porter teaches as passionately as he played
- Deadly snake bites on the rise in Western Pa.
- College Board alternative pushed
- Reporter seeks male students headed to Chatham
- Suspects in SWAT incident in Pittsburgh identified
- 2 killed in single-vehicle crash in Pittsburgh