Ellen Caples Snyder, 85, private school accountant

August 26, 2004

Ellen Caples Snyder, a retired private school accountant, died of respiratory failure Aug. 19 at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium. The Towson resident was 85.

Born Ellen Chenoweth in Ruxton, she was a 1937 graduate of Towson High School and later studied accounting at Strayer's Business College in Baltimore. During World War II, she was a Red Cross Gray Lady volunteer.

From 1966 to 1979, Mrs. Snyder worked as an accountant at Boys' Latin School in North Baltimore.

In 1943, she married J. Larkin Caples, who established the blood laboratory at what was then South Baltimore General Hospital. He died in 1981. In 1986, she married George M. Snyder, a retired Maryland State Police officer, who survives her.

A funeral Mass was offered Monday at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church in Towson, where she was a communicant.

She is also survived by two sisters, Barbara Flattery of Cockeysville and Frances Miller of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., and many nieces and nephews.

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