Holmes Beach to dedicate tree to planner

The city of Holmes Beach will dedicate a tree and bench in honor of the late Michael Snyder, a former planning commission member, at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at Third and Manatee Avenues.

        City officials, wife Melissa Snyder, family and friends will be on hand for the ceremony to dedicate a black olive tree and plaque on a bench in the parkway near the driveway entrance to LaPensee Plumbing.

        Michael Snyder died May 25. He had been a city planning commission member since December 2006, a member of the Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island and guardian ad litem for the 12th Judicial Circuit Court.

        Snyder retired in Holmes Beach after a career in information technology at Unilever in Connecticut. He was born in Chicago and lived most of his life in New Jersey.

        His wife Melissa, chair of the Holmes Beach parks and beautification committee, said the ceremony will be a celebration of life for family and friends.

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  1. Matthew Snyder

    Thank you for publishing this on my father. In addition to New Jersey, he lived in Hamden, Connecticut for over 25 years as well.

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