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Robert P. Snyder Sr., 69, a senior bank examiner, died Thursday (Sept. 28, 2000) in his Town of Tonawanda home after a short illness.

Born in Buffalo, Snyder was educated in area parochial schools. He graduated from Holy Spirit High School in 1945 and gained his bachelor's degree in business administration from Canisius College in 1956. He also attended the School of Bank Administration at the University of Wisconsin in 1963.

Snyder served as an Army sergeant during the Korean War and was assigned to Seoul, South Korea, from 1952-54.

Starting in 1956, Snyder spent most of his career as an auditor, working for the Manufacturers & Traders Trust Co., Niagara Frontier Bank of New York, Bank of New York, and Key Bank of New York.

Since 1998, he worked as a senior bank examiner with the New York State Banking Department. He also lectured at colleges and wrote articles regarding auditing and employee fraud.

Snyder was a member of Toastmasters International and served as a lector at St. Amelia Parish.

He is survived by his wife, the former Joan Hughes; three daughters, Kathleen Marie Koban of North Tonawanda, Karen Marie Derrico of Eggertsville and Lynn Marie Snyder; one son, Robert P. Jr. of the Town of Tonawanda; and seven grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Monday in St. Leo the Great Catholic Church, 885 Sweet Home Road, Amherst. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Town of Tonawanda.

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