Funeral Details

Lee R. Snyder

September 19, 1954 - January 19, 2023


Date and Time

Monday, January 23, 2023 at 12 Noon


Chicago Jewish Funerals
Skokie Chapel
8851 Skokie Boulevard
Skokie, Illinois 60077
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Rabbi Yosef Schanowitz
Central Avenue Synagogue


Memorial Park Cemetery
9900 Gross Point Road
Skokie, Illinois 60076
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Snyder Residence
25 Honeysuckle Road
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Monday following the interment until 9PM
Tuesday and Wednesday from 6PM to 9PM

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Memorial Contributions

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation
2200 East Devon Avenue
Suite 392
Des Plaines, Illinois 60018
Central Avenue Synagogue
874 Central Avenue
Highland Park, Illinois 60035
WTTW Chicago
5400 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60625


The Snyder family is sad to announce Lee Snyder’s passing on January 19 at his home in Chicago. He was 68. Lee was born in Skokie, IL where he fostered a large network of childhood friends who remained close to him. While not tall in stature, he had a tall personality - full of character and humor. He was outgoing and loved by many, having built deep friendships through his long tenure in the scrap metal and steel industries. Lee was a loving step father to Gabriel Torres and devoted husband to his wife, the late Amber. Lee was a dear son of the late Helen Snyder and the late Burton R. Snyder and beloved brother of Jonathan (Marla), Peter, the late Susan Snyder and the late Nancy Snyder. Cherished uncle and loyal friend of many. Service Monday 12PM at Chicago Jewish Funerals, 8851 Skokie Blvd. (at Niles Center Road) Skokie. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery in Skokie. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Crohn's & Colitis Foundation, Central Avenue Synagogue Chabad in Highland Park, IL, or WTTW Chicago. To attend the funeral live stream, please visit our website. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals-Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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Heartbreaking! Loved Lee. Dear friend from our days at Sun Steel. Sending condolences to all his family, most importantly Gabby!

Tim Chambers
January 19, 2023
I’m so sorry to hear this news. I’ve known of Lee since I was a little girl and Julie K lived with us. And then Peter came into my life through his friendship with my husband. I know there are no words that can bring comfort at this time. Please know that your family is in our thoughts. May Lee’s memory be a blessing and a comfort to you.

Rogie Faber
January 19, 2023
Lee was a kind, thoughtful and intelligent man who lived with dignity and respect for others. Most important he was a good friend and will be greatly missed. Lee’s passing was way to soon but hopefully the memories of his time here will be a source of comfort and strength to Gabby and his brothers in the time to come. I’ll miss our talks about the steel market, good friend….

Steven Kaplan
January 19, 2023
Sad, sad news. I first met Lee when he went to work at Sun Steel. We became friends and after I left Sun in 2013 we would talk several times every month. My wife called Lee my third son ( I am only 8 years older) . He would ask about stocks, social security, building his deck, should he go to a customer's retirement party . Not sure he really wanted my opinion but is was good conversation. We would also bemoan the state of the White Sox ! Lee was one of the good guys.

Larry Gill
January 20, 2023
I was a friend of Lee “indirectly”. He was a very close friend to friends of mine, so I would run into him at their various family functions over the years. As well, we had several mutual acquaintances “back in the day”.
Lee was a warm and lovely man; I know he was a treasured friend to many. Most definitely he has been taken too soon. My sincere condolences to Lee’s family and close friends.
Rosanne Angell Baltes

Rosanne Baltes
January 20, 2023
Lee is a great person and a good friend. I worked with him years ago which was a lot of fun. Sorry to hear about his passing.
Kelli Jon

Robby Stein
January 24, 2023
So sorry to hear of Lee's passing. Knew Lee from our days at Sun Steel and still talked every few months since. Ann always enjoyed talking to Lee at the company Christmas parties and at the Steel Industry Boy Scout dinners. A great person that will be missed by all.

Ann and Bill McGah
January 26, 2023
Sadness of not knowing God.

Lydia Knowles
January 30, 2023
Dear Lee's Family,
We are deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Lee. He was a fun and loving friend since childhood. He will be remembered always. May his memory be a blessing.
Valerie and Norm Cohen

Valerie Cohen
January 30, 2023