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Elwood N. “Duke” Snider

pElwood N. “Duke” Snider, 81 of Dexter, passed away January 11, 2018 at Summit Village, Watertown where he had been a patient since December 28, 2017./ppDuke was born February 9, 1936 in Oswegatchie, NY the son of George and Nettie Stevens Snider. He graduated from Clifton-Fine High School./ppDuke worked at J & L. Mines in Star Lake, worked on the Seaway driving truck, was a New York State Trooper until he retired. Duke was a car salesman at Quick Motors and then worked security at NYS Supreme Court in Watertown./ppHe married Sally A. Clark on April 21, 1957 at St. Elizabeth Seton Church in Dexter. The couple lived in Dexter all their married lives./ppDuke was a member of Lil Angels Snowmobile Club, Watertown Elks. He played softball for over 31 years and umpired softball for many years./ppHe is survived by his wife Sally, a daughter Julie (Randy) Dumas of Calcium and a son Kevin (Diane) Snider of Rensselaer, NY. Grandchildren include: Christopher Snider of Dexter, Chelsea (James) Hanks of Kentucky, and Caitlin Snider of Rennselaer, NY and Patrick Snider of Rennselaer, NY. He also has five great grandchildren and two brothers: Robert Snider of Nashville, TN and Richard Snider of Munnsville, NY./ppHe was predeceased by a brother George and a sister Grace VanVoorhis./ppA memorial service will be held Tuesday evening at 7:00 PM at the Johnson Funeral Home, Dexter. Burial will be in the spring at Dexter Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 3:00 – 7:00 PM. Donations may be made to ones’ choice. Online condolences may be made at

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