Arlen K. Snyder

Arlen K. Snyder CANANDAIGUA - Dr. Arlen Kent Snyder, 76, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, April 14, 2013. Arlen was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, who cherished spending time with his family. He enjoyed working in the yard, gardening, traveling, baking and entertaining friends and family. Through his generous and loving nature, Arlen touched so many lives. He will truly be missed! His devotion to God could be seen through his service in his church, mission work and his gift of hospitality. Arlen was an orthopaedic surgeon in Canandaigua for 27 years and was a founding partner of Canandaigua Orthopaedic Associates. Upon retiring in 2007, he continued in the medical field as an independent medical examiner and as the medical director at Happiness House. Prior to his orthopaedic practice, he was a radiologist in Syracuse, N.Y. and served in the U.S. Navy as a flight surgeon and general medical officer with the rank of lieutenant commander. Arlen was a graduate of University of Rochester (B.A.) and Upstate Medical Center (M.D.). Arlen is survived by his wife, Deborah (Hine) Snyder; children, Nadine (John) Lievenbruck, Lori (Mike) Narewski, Todd Snyder, Derek Snyder, Diana Snyder, Chad (Maura) Snyder, Bobby (Tracey) Fuller and Todd Fuller; grandchildren, Weston and Matthew Narewski, Heather, Kurt, Beck and Chet Lievenbruck, Charlie and Artie Fuller and Brigid Snyder; siblings, Warren (Mary) Snyder, Gerald (Chris) Snyder and David (Jean) Snyder; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Alan and Irene Snyder; and grandson, Austin Narewski. Family and friends may call on Friday, April 19, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. at Fuller Funeral Home, 190 Buffalo St., Canandaigua. An 11 a.m. funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 20, at Crosswinds Wesleyan Church, 3360 Middle Cheshire Road, Canandaigua. In lieu of flowers, donations in Arlen's memory may be made to the Children's Nest Orphanage, Zambia, Africa. Checks may be made payable to Crosswinds Wesleyan Church, 3360 Middle Cheshire Road, Canandaigua, NY 14424, with Children's Nest Orphanage in the memo. To share a memory or express condolences online, please visit .

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