Bert Snider died ied on Sunday November 5, 2006 in Bellevue, WA. Bert was 80 and survived by his wife of 58 years, Dorothy, his sons David and Elbert Jr., daughters Linda Christianson and Lisa Snider, 4 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
Born May 9, 1926 in Portland OR., served in the United States Navy as an aviator before embarking on his career as a commercial airline pilot.
During his 35 year career, he flew for West Coast Airlines, Hughes Airwest, Republic, and retired from Northwesr Airlines May of 1986.
It was well known that Hughes Airwest was his favorite, his blue eyes would sparkle with amusement when sharing his memories of the "good old days"
Up until the end , wearing his yellow Hughes baseballcap, "Bert" would sit on the patio listening and watching the jets fly overhead.
Captain "Bert" Snider will be remembered by family and friends on November 10 at 1400 at Greenwood Memorial Park, 350 Monroe N.E., Renton, WA. 98056.
Remembrances to the Eastside Stroke Association, Bank of America, Newport Hills Branch