William (Bill) James Snow, 83, passed away peacefully at home on Good Friday April 3, 2015. Born on August 5, 1931 in Riverside, New Jersey to Edward W. and Mary (Grabowski) Snow, Bill lived most of his life in the Riverside area. One of six children, Bill attended St. Francis Seminary in Staten Island, New York before returning home to graduate from Riverside High School in June of 1949 as the class president. Following high school, Bill joined the United States Army and served during the Korean War as a Sergeant and secretary to the Commanding General, while stationed in Trieste, Italy. During his service, Bill was blessed with a visit and touch by Padre Pio. Under the GI Bill, he attended Villanova University and graduated with a degree in Economics in 1959. During his career, Bill worked as an auditor for Ford Motor Company and Chrysler in Detroit, Michigan and as the chief trust investment officer at banks in both Allentown, Pennsylvania and Toms River, New Jersey, before starting his own investment management firm. As an investment manager, he was routinely quoted by the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and was featured in a Fortune magazine article.
A loving, selfless man, Bill enjoyed competitive games of 500 Rummy and trips to the Coin Castle in Seaside, as well as attending the Columbus Flea Market. Bill was an avid toy and coin collector and most importantly he loved spending time with his family. Bill is predeceased by his parents, brothers Francis and Edward, sisters Eva and Doris, and son Steven. He is survived by sons James (Stephanie) of Corona, California, Joseph (Mary Ellen) of Alpine, New Jersey, and Philip (Denise) of East Windsor, New Jersey, and daughter Kathleen of Gulfport, Mississippi. Known as “Pop-Pop” or “Uncle Bill”, as he was often called by the family, Bill was a beloved grandfather to seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren and is also survived by a sister Ann Major and numerous nieces and nephews.
Come celebrate 83 years, Tuesday 6-8 p.m. and Wednesday 9-10 a.m. at Sweeney Funeral Home, Riverside. Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday 10:30, Parish of the Good Shepherd, St. Peter’s Church, Riverside. Interment St. Peter’s Cemetery, Riverside.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made at www.CamdenRescueCenter.org in his memory.