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Isadore Snitzer, World War II vet, retired lawyer

Isadore Snitzer

Sept. 30, 1921 – March 28, 2015

Isadore Snitzer, of Williamsville, a lawyer for 62 years, died Saturday in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst. He was 93.

Born in Buffalo, he was a graduate of Fosdick-Masten Park High School. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Buffalo, served in the Army Signal Corps in the Pacific during World War II and returned to complete his law degree at UB under the G.I. Bill.

He was a partner in the Buffalo law firm of Borins, Setel, Snitzer and Brownstein, retiring in 2010. He served as a test examiner for the New York State Bar Association and was honored for 50 years of service by the Erie County Bar Association.

Mr. Snitzer was past president of Temple Sinai, past president of the Jewish Federation Cemetery Corp., and past president of the Bureau of Jewish Education and the Buffalo Hebrew School.

He was a vice president of the Hebrew Benevolent Loan Association. He also served as chairman of the annual Holocaust observance.

His wife of 42 years, the former Betty Ginsberg, died in 1989. He married the former Clarice W. Brown in 1991.

In addition to his wife, survivors include a daughter, Dr. Elaine Better; three sons, Robert, Dr. Joel and Dr. Jack; a stepson, Max Willig; a stepdaughter, Gail Willig-Smith; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in Temple Shir Shalom, 4660 Sheridan Drive, Amherst.

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