Patricia Snyder Williams of Sherburne, NY passed away on Saturday, October 9, 2021 at the age of 82. The daughter of Helen and Orville Smith, she was born in Montour Falls, NY and grew up in Corning, NY where she met her first husband, Richard Snyder who predeceased her in 1986. Pat is survived by their three children, Scott (Lisa) Snyder of Virgil, NY, Peter Snyder of Atlanta, GA, and Jamie (Mike) Tharp of Hanover, PA. She is also survived by her husband of eighteen years, James Williams and his two children, Diana (Tim) Szymanski and Laurie Williams. She is survived by her grandchildren Chelsea (Katie), Brett, and Griffin Snyder; step grandchildren, Dalton Szymanski and Madison (Cole) Thurman, and Nicholas and William Brown. Pat was predeceased by her brother, William Smith.
Until recently, Pat and James spent part of the year in Arkansas living in James’s cabin. They enjoyed their four-wheeler rides, getting together with friends and family, and just enjoying the beauty of the land.
Pat loved her family immensely and loved to watch any activity they were participating in. She loved to travel and especially enjoyed visiting National Parks. Pat was lucky enough to travel to all 50 states in her lifetime. One of the highlights was driving to Alaska with James. She loved seeing different parts of the country and was able to travel extensively throughout the US during retirement.
Pat graduated from Fredonia State University with a music degree. She later attended SUNY Oneonta and obtained her teaching degree. She taught her entire career in the Sherburne-Earlville Central School District.
Pat loved playing dominos with her friends and family and was quite competitive. She also enjoyed her Bridge and Euchre clubs. She was also an avid sports fan and loved to cheer on the Mets and SU football and basketball teams. She also enjoyed the occasional trip to the casino. Gilligan’s was a favorite of Pat’s and visited there often for ice cream, especially for milkshakes and chipwiches. Pat loved flowers and was especially fond of Judy Marvin’s work on the planter, flower beds and fresh flower arrangements over the years. Pat appreciated the friendship of Patsy and Kevin Parsons who acted as caretakers for several years while they were in Arkansas.
Please consider performing a random act of kindness such as buying someone an ice cream cone or sending someone flowers in Pat’s honor.
Arrangements by Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Homes, 10 S. Main St. Sherburne, NY.
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