Jane M. Snyder


Jane M. Snyder

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Jane M. Snyder

Jane M. Snyder, 73, of Fernandina Beach, Fla., passed away Friday, May 15, 2020 at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla.

Born in Allentown, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Willis and Laura Mahlon Hillegass.

Jane graduated cum laude from Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania and retired as a supervisor in the actuarial department responsible for retirement plan funding at Towers Perrin, an international consulting company.

A wonderful friend, caring sister and aunt, Jane had a quiet dry sense of humor that often surprised. Jane was an avid reader her entire life and collected a large personal library through the years. In addition to her love of reading, Jane spent her retirement years cruising with friends, photographing and documenting their adventures, and spoiling her cat, Soxy.

Jane lost her husband, Jim, in 2015. She and Jim knew each other for 50 years. They began dating while in college and continued their relationship until they eventually married in 1994.

Jane leaves behind her sister, Diane (Richard) Pawloski of Lake Frederick, Va.; a nephew and his family, Adam Pawloski, his wife, Elizabeth, and their children, Isabel and Claudia; a niece, Lisa Pawloski and her daughter, Sophia; close friends, Ron and Barbara Heymann, Ron and Raegan Heymann, Carol Heymann; and her goddaughter, Megan Altman.

There will be a celebration of Jane’s life from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 24, 2020 at Story & Song Bookstore Bistro, located at 1430 Park Ave. in Fernandina Beach. She and her husband, Jim, will be laid to rest at Bosque Bello Cemetery.

The family asks that Jane be remembered by donations to the Jim Snyder Memorial Basketball Tournament, c/o McArthur Family YMCA, 1915 Citrona Drive, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034, or Cats Angels, 709 S. Eighth St., Fernandina Beach, FL 32034.

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Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors