unknown - December 2, 2012
Robert William Snow died on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, in Arroyo Grande, Ca., at the age of 66. He is survived by his three sons, Jonathan Robert Snow, Stefan Anthony Snow and Christopher Snow Meeker; his sister Jean Leitner Snow; his brother Thomas Lyndon Snow; his brother-in-laws Kenneth Jay Boydstun and Stephen Hartley; and his BFF Louis Bouchard. Bob died from a sudden heart attack.
Born on Nov. 12, 1946, in Jacksonville, Fla., Bob grew up in Baldwinsville and graduated from Charles W. Baker High School in 1964. He was a member of the National Honor Society, the Chess Club and the Bowling Team. Bob became an Eagle Scout while in high school. He was an avid stamp collector and coin collector.
After high school, Bob attended Clarkson College and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in economics and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics. He moved to New York City, where he worked for Brooklyn Union Gas Company. He married Mary Ann Severns in 1968, and they had one child, Christopher. During this time, Bob served in the National Guard.
Bob earned a Masters in Business Administration from Long Island University in 1974. He started work for Citibank in 1974, and in 1981 he became Vice President - Cititrade Development Manager. In 1984, Bob was seconded from Citibank, to build an investment bank, from conception, for a Kuwaiti financial conglomerate. He functioned as the Chief Information Officer
Bob married Gaetana Ficarrotta in 1978, and they had two children, Jonathan and Stefan.
Bob obtained both his real estate license and his broker’s license in Florida in the 1990s. Afterwards, in Las Vegas, Nevada, he created and managed a school, teaching pre-licensing laws to prospective real estate salespersons. This school maintained the highest pass rate in the state for three consecutive years.
Bob retired in Freeport, Fla., in 2001.
After retirement, in 2001, and again in 2006 he travelled to Bath, UK, and worked for the City of Bath, and then for the Royal United Hospital, Bath. On each occasion he worked on special projects, and was recognized by the hospital IT Director for his special contribution.
Bob’s first love was family, all of his family.
In his later years, Bob developed a passion for visiting and camping in the country’s national parks. He had a wish to fill his National Park “stamp” book, which he accomplished. He also had a passion for micro-breweries, and he made his own beer. He loved Tall Ships, and made journeys to see the ships in different harbors. He was an avid poker, chess and “go” player, and played all three both on-line and in live games and tournaments.
Bob was brilliant, and he had a wicked sense of humor. We all loved Bob and will be missed.