Dr. Robert C. "Rick" Snyder, M.D., age 73, of Cezanne Drive, Blowing Rock, passed away Sunday morning, July 9, 2017.

Rick Snyder was born in Danville, PA on July 9th, 1944. After graduating from Clearfield High School, he attended The University of Pittsburgh for both undergraduate and medical school. He then went on to complete his Residency in Internal Medicine at Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA followed by a Pulmonary Fellowship at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. Rick practiced Pulmonary Medicine for 21 years in Orlando, FL before moving to Boone where he had a flourishing practice for close to 20 years.

Rick had a true passion for the beauty of all things outdoors. Whether it be spending time on his boat at Lake Watauga, or simply sitting on his back deck enjoying the view of the Blue Ridge Mountains, he was never more at peace then when he immersed in nature. Rick also loved being active, and continued to play tennis on a regular basis. He enjoyed all sports and followed them closely, especially the Pittsburgh Steelers. Rick’s greatest joy in life though, was caring for his family and for others. He worked tirelessly over his forty-year career to provide a standard of care for his patients that was unmatched. Rick was a generous and giving man who will be missed terribly but he will be remembered by all whose lives he touched.

Dr. Snyder is survived by his wife, Corinne Johnson of the home; four daughters, Barbara L. Snyder Siggins and husband John of State College, Pennsylvania, Erica Snyder of Atlanta, Georgia, Bridget Snyder Beacham and husband Wade of Atlanta, and Kirsten Snyder Ricketts and husband Mike of San Diego, California; two granddaughters, Charlotte Beacham and Lily Beacham, both of Atlanta; two grandsons, Thomas H. Siggins of Nashville, Tennessee, and J. Zachary Siggins and wife Sandra of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and one half-sister, Sandy Rager of Holiday, Florida.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Alverta Carlson Snyder, and his father, J. Daniel Snyder.

A celebration of life service for Dr. Robert C. "Rick" Snyder, M.D. will be conducted Saturday afternoon, July 15, 2017, at 2:00 o'clock, at Hampton Funeral Home Chapel. Officiating will be Pastor Gordon Noble.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 128 South Tryon Street, Suite 1588, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28202.

Online condolences may be sent to the Snyder family at www.hamptonfuneralnc.com

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.

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