Updated with Baltimore Shiva Info - BDE: Dr. Henry Irwin Snider, A"H, Father of Reb Mordechai Snider

By BJLife Newsroom
Posted on 01/12/18

Baltimore, MD - Jan. 11, 2018 - Reb Mordechai Snider will be sitting shiva in Baltimore at  6200 Wallis Avenue, Baltimore MD 21215

Friday;  8 am Shacharis , 330 pm Mincha. Motzoi Shabbos 630 pm Maariv. 

Sunday -  Wednesday 8 am shacharis,  5:15 pm. Mincha/Maariv. 

Getting up Wednesday morning, Rosh Chodesh, after davening.

Baltimore, MD – Jan. 11, 2018 – It is with sadness that BaltimoreJewishLife.com (BJL) informs the community of the petirah of Dr. Henry Irwin Snider, A'H.

Henry was born and educated in Boston, MA, the eldest son of Joseph and Gertrude Denenberg Snider. 

He leaves his loving wife of 54 years, Dottie Glaiber Snider, three children:  Rebecca (Tim) Miller, Mordechai (Ruth) Snider, and Elliot (Chantal) Snider, 11 grandchildren to whom he was “poppa”:  Zachary Miller, J/L Miller, Sara Tova (Akiva) Miller, Avraham (Sara) Snider, Aron Dovid Snider, Akiva Snider, Shlomo Yeshia Snider, Esther Golda Snider, Elimelech Snider, Zoe Snider, and Noah Snider.  He has five great grandchildren:  Raizel, Rochel Tzipora, and Yehuda Leib Miller (Jerusalem), Yedidya and Nossom Dovid Snider (USA) and a brother, Barry Snider of AZ.

After leaving MIT on an academic scholarship, he worked on railroads, oil fields, and in aviation.  He enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving as sergeant in peacetime Germany.  He then earned his bachelor’s degree at University of Texas El Paso, master’s at University of Minnesota, and doctorate at University of New Mexico.  His dissertation on western NM and east TX is still considered a classic.

After graduation, Henry was employed by British Petroleum in TX.  With his family, he returned to their roots in New England.  A resident of Hebron, CT for 36 years, Henry was involved with local organizations, including the United Brethren of Hebron, Masons, and boy scouting, Temple Beth Sholom B’nai Israel, Manchester, and where they still enjoy many friends.

Henry obtained a position at Eastern Connecticut State University.  In 1972 he and Dr. Smith developed the Environmental Earth Science degree, the first of its kind in New England and New York.  Henry served as department chair, and in the faculty senate.  In 2010 the Smith/Snider/Klebnick EES Founders’ Award was established to assist EES students. 

He enjoyed traveling; he and Dottie toured the European continent for 20 days, also a tour of Spain and Portugal; and they took several cruises.  Most memorable were their 14 trips to Israel, where they stayed for the summers, took many tours, and found new friends.

In 2008 Henry and Dottie moved to Richmond, VA.  Henry was a member of synagogue Keneseth Beth Israel, where he participated in Sabbath study sessions, as well as activities at the local Jewish Community Center.

In lieu of flowers, please consider contributions in Henry’s memory to https://chickenladyofjerusalem.com/  and EES Founders’ Award (contact Peter Dane danep@easternct.edu, 860.465.4513) or a charity of your choice.

Services will be held at noon on Thursday Jan. 12, 2018, at Temple Beth Sholom B’Nai Israel, 400 Middle Turnpike E, Manchester, CT 06040, followed by burial in the Temple Beth Sholom cemetary.  (Shiva) Friends may visit after the burial at 25 Harris St, Glastonbury, CT 06033.