Joyce H. Snyder, 59, teacher, church workerJoyce H...

September 01, 1998

Joyce H. Snyder, 59, teacher, church worker

Joyce H. Snyder, a former teacher who was active in the affairs of Towson Presbyterian Church, took her own life Aug. 21. She was 59.

Mrs. Snyder, who lived in Lutherville, was instrumental in establishing and coordinating the Henry and Joyce Snyder Mission Fund for Mission Support at the church. The fund supports projects aimed at helping churches in Central America.

At the time of her death, she was a member of the church planning committee and served on a task force that was working to improve access to the church for those with disabilities.

The former Joyce Hicks was born and raised in Buffalo, N.Y. She earned her bachelor's degree from Wheaton College in Illinois, and taught elementary school for several years in Williamsville, N.Y.

She was married in 1967 to Henry F. Snyder. The couple moved to Baltimore in 1969, when Mr. Snyder was named general manager of Western Electric Co.'s Point Breeze works. They had no children.

A memorial service will be held at 7: 30 p.m. tomorrow at Towson Presbyterian Church, 400 W. Chesapeake Ave.

She is survived by her husband; and several uncles, aunts and cousins.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Henry and Joyce Snyder Fund for Mission Support, c/o Towson Presbyterian Church.

M. Robert Martini, a retired Baltimore County librarian who was an avid golfer and bridge player, died of heart failure Thursdayat his home in North Myrtle Beach, S.C. He was 61.

Born in Parkville, Mr. Martini lived there and in Catonsville until he moved to South Carolina in 1992. He was a graduate of Calvert Hall and University of Maryland, College Park, where he earned a master's degree in library science.

Mr. Martini was a county librarian for 20 years, much of that time at the North Point branch. He was working for the Horry County, S.C., public library at the time of his death.

A master bridge player, Mr. Martini ran the Harford Park Bridge Club in the 1970s. He also enjoyed classical music and golf, arranging his work so that he could get in an extra day on the links each week, said his daughter, Meredith Anne Martini of Parkville.

His first marriage, to the former Cathryn Parkin, ended in divorce after 23 years.

Along with his daughter, he is survived by his wife of six years, Lorena Treadway Martini; and a son, Michael Martini of Bel Air.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Bel Air Memorial Gardens, 809 Rock Spring Road in Bel Air, with a memorial gathering at 7 p.m. at the Evans Funeral Chapel, 8800 Harford Road.

Pub Date: 9/01/98

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