On Tuesday, January 17, 2023, Carl Henry Snyder, of Scottsdale, AZ, loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend, passed away peacefully at the age of 94 with family by his side. Carl was born on June 21, 1928 to Arthur and Margaretta Snyder in Verona, Pennsylvania. Carl was on the Penn High School Golf Team and played against the team of another greenskeeper’s son, Arnold Palmer. He was an Army Veteran, 2nd Division, and served in Korea during the Korean War. On April 7, 1951, he married Jean Potter and the couple moved to Phoenix in 1953, and later to the Town of Paradise Valley, where together they raised four children: David, Linda, Larry, and Debbie. Carl comes from a distinguished golf family, was a certified golf course superintendent, a member of the GCSAA, and served as Golf Course Superintendent of Century Country Club (now Orange Tree Golf Course), and The Boulders Golf Club in Carefree.
Carl enjoyed traveling; Hawaii, San Diego and British Columbia were among his and Jean’s favorites. He was an avid walker and hiker, climbing Pinnacle Peak, Piestewa Peak and Camelback Mountain. The Grand Canyon was his favorite trek, done three times, going down the South Kaibab Trail and back up the Bright Angel Trail each time in one day. He was also a loyal Arizona State University football fan and was an annual ticketholder for many years.
He is predeceased by his wife Jean Snyder, son David Snyder, brothers Arthur Jack Snyder, and Jim Snyder; and survived by his children Linda Martin (Gary), Larry (Rhonda), Debbie Nowicki (Tim); daughter-in-law Marji; grandchildren Cara, Christy, Megan, Zach, Chad, Wesley, Brittany, Kaitlyn, Gregory and Emma; and great-grandchildren Leilani, Logan, Makenna, Amelie, Georgia, Isla, Micah, Adeline, Margot, Lincoln, Axel, Luca, Mila, and Grace.
A service will be held at a later date at Valley Presbyterian Church, 6947 E. McDonald Drive in Paradise Valley. Arrangements made by Hansen Desert Hills Mortuary. Donations may be made in Carl’s name to Valley Presbyterian Church or to Hospice of the West.