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Clayton L. Snare

Born: Sept. 9, 1924
Died: April 23, 2020

Survivors: wife, Barbara Snare; sons Clayton Snare II, Carl Snare, Kurt Snare; daughter Linda Matheson; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.

The following is an excerpt from an article by Kathryn Varn in the Tampa Bay Times, April 27, 2020:

Clayton Snare lived many lives over 95 years. A meteorologist in the Navy during World War II. The president of two banks. An avid golfer and churchgoer. A family man who once held his great-granddaughter with a smile so bright it was as if he’d won the lottery. That’s why it hurt extra that Snare fell victim to the coronavirus pandemic, said one of his sons, Clayton Snare II.

The elder Snare was a resident of St. Mark Village, a Palm Harbor, Fla. retirement community that last week reported a flare-up of COVID-19 cases among residents and staff. On Thursday, Snare became the first St. Mark resident to die since the outbreak was discovered.

Snare was born and raised in Altoona, Penn. After high school, he joined the Navy and worked as a meteorologist during the second World War. After he left the service, the elder Snare went back to school and got his accounting license. He became a banker, a line of work that eventually took him to Florida, where he opened a bank in Naples. He retired there, then moved to the Tampa Bay area to be closer to his children.

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