Margaret Snyder, 65

Silver company worker

December 18, 2006

Margaret Ann "Madge" Snyder, a silver company worker and a hostess, died of a stroke Wednesday at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg, Va. The former Baltimore resident was 65.

For many years, she prepared handles for knives at Samuel Kirk & Son Inc., a silversmith company, and in the 1980s and 1990s worked as a hostess at the Rendezvous Lounge.

Born Margaret Ann Ridder in Oakland, she attended public schools in Garrett County. She moved to Baltimore as a teenager and married Fred Snyder. She was widowed after about nine years.

She moved from Baltimore to Franklin, W.Va., three years ago to live with her daughter Shirley Ann Lambert.

Liquid embroidery, crochet, needlepoint and sewing were among the arts and crafts she enjoyed. An animal lover, she kept a variety of pets.

A memorial service was held Saturday.

In addition to her daughter, survivors include another daughter, Mary Catherine Andrezeywski of Baltimore; three brothers, Robert R. Ridder of Oakland, James K. Schaffer of Baltimore and Thomas Kisner of Baltimore; five sisters, Louise Kitzmiller of Oakland, Linda Vaughn of Blackwater, Va., Patricia Jean Alfaro of Baltimore, Helen Bray of Cumberland and Betty Harsh of Avon, Ohio; six grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her son, John Wayne Snyder.

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