In Memory

Patricia Svane (Snyder) - Class Of 1966 VIEW PROFILE

On November 2, 2021, Patricia “Patti” Louise Snyder died peacefully in her Tallahassee home, surrounded by her husband of 52 years, Robert “Dr. Bob” Snyder. And her daughters Kristen, Katie, Lindsey, Theresa and Susanna in person and her daughter Kelly in spirit.
Patti is also survived by her nine grandchildren, Eli, Jude, Jonah, Theo, Asher, Davis, Kelly Claire, Sayler and Leyna—her brother Keith (and his wife Phyllis) Svane.
She is celebrated by a large and loving extended family of Snyders, Svanes, Stepps, Stewarts, Lewises, Collinses and Giglios.
She was preceded in death by her parents Jack and Betty Svane, her brother Tommy, and her daughter Kelly.
Patti met Bob as the sweetheart of Pi Kappa Phi at the University of Florida where she majored in engineering. From there, she would go on to be an early pioneer of computer programming for Eastern Airlines while supporting Bob through medical school at the University of Miami.
After Bob graduated med school and finished his residency, the two moved to Tallahassee with three kids in tow, while pregnant with two more. There, she took great pride in raising her six, fiercely independent, daughters.
In 1989, Patti was diagnosed with MS. And while the disease slowly claimed her body and mind, not once did she complain about the challenges it created for her.
Instead, she was known for her “award-winning” smile and a love of snapping her fingers to her favorite songs. She was a carpool genius, an extracurricular-activity-scheduling extraordinaire, and she was always quick to offer tender hugs for big tears.
Patti had a talent for making deep and meaningful connections with other women and mothers, building a tremendous community filled with lasting relationships.
She never met a stranger, she was dear friends with every bag boy at Publix and she somehow managed to make sure the many mouths in the Snyder household were always fed thoughtful and delicious home-cooked meals.
Through her final days, she showed her devotion to the love of her life, Bob, with a smile that could light up the room. She was so proud of her husband, and took every opportunity she could to describe how “he cares” to anyone and everyone who would listen.
Patti was supported in her final decade through the unfailing support of Catherine “Cat” Griffin. And her final few months were made more comfortable by Big Bend Hospice and Denise’s Elderly Care.
Her amazing legacy will endure through her six daughters who are so grateful for the life she lived in service to her family. A legacy that will continue through generations in the way her daughters raise Patti’s amazing grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the "Kelly Snyder Scholarship Fund" at Young Actors Theater. You can make donations online through the link on this website:

The funeral will be held on November 8, 2021 at 4 PM at Good Shepherd Parish. For those unable to make it, the event will also be livestreamed through the Good Shepherd Parish website:
Susie Mozolic of Bevis Funeral Home is assisting the family with their arrangements. (850-385-2193)
“She was timeless.”

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06/12/22 08:31 AM #1    

Deborah Jones (Dale) (1966)

Patti was all the wonderful things you want to say about a person. She was involved in so many activities in high school, college and later in life. She was witty, a great friend and intelligent.  It has  been said that the measure of a person is how they lived their life and Patti lived her life so very well. She had six beautiful daughters. She was a devoted mother and wife. She went through the tragedy of losing a child, she went through the hardship of living with M.S. She still attended class reunions and was my date for one of them and we had a wonderful time. She was a true friend, a kind and giving person and she will be missed greatly. 
With love, respect and sorrow, I wish you peace. 

06/13/22 10:51 AM #2    

Joy Boniello (Miltenberger) (1966)

Patti was dearly loved by all who knew her.  She was a dear friend involved in everything and lived life to the fullest.  She was a great friend in high school, college and beyond.  I remember visiting her in Miami after her first daughter was born.  Then visited her in Tallahassee when she had all six of her girls.  She loved her life with Bob and her six darling girls. She lived through the loss of her daughter Katie and the hardships of MS.  She was a light in this world and will be remembered with fondness by all who knew her.

06/14/22 10:35 AM #3    

Rita Mascaro (1966)

She always had a smile n said hello to everyone. I only knew from time spent in schools but she was a lovely

lady. God has himself another great Angel. RIP lovely lady. Rita

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