(November 28, 1953 – March 15, 2012)
Mark E. Snider, 58, died at home on March 15, 2012. Born in Midland on Nov. 28, 1953, Mark is the son of Shirley A. (Sinclair) Snider and the late Dale R. Snider. After graduating from Midland High School, Mark received a BA degree from Michigan State University, at that time he moved to Texas and there he earned a degree to become a registered nurse. He worked for many years for the State of Texas in Austin, where he resided. Mark was an avid reader and had an absolute passion for music. Mark was predeceased by his wife Kathryn and soon after he retired he returned to Midland. He is survived by his daughters, Jennifer (Stephen) Cannon of Greely, CO., and Nicole (David) Rodriquez of San Marcos, TX.; grandchildren, Gideon and Milo Cannon. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his brother Thomas of Austin, TX; sisters, Carol (David) VandeStreek of FL. and Jane Snider of Lansing; nephews, Kevin and Kurt VandeStreek and their sister Katherine Kelley. A private burial service in the Midland City Cemetery and a family celebration will take place at a later date.Smith-Miner Funeral Home, 2700 W. Wackerly, is assisting the family. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Toni and Trish House. Online condolences can be given at smithminer.com.