Paul H. Snell



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Paul H. Snell GREECE: February 28, 2018 at age 87. Survived by his wife of 31 years, Donna (Law) Snell; daughters, Janet M. (Pierce) Fees of North Tonawanda, NY; Virginia Prill, of Rochester; Sharon (Ken) Bartter of Rochester; son, Robert Paul (Deborah) of Scituate, MA.; four stepchildren, Keith (Liz) Law of Pleasant Hills, CA; Brenda (Nick) Tea of Tianjin, China, Scott (Andrea) Law of Clarence, NY, Mark (Mary) Law of Irondequoit, NY.; 25 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; brother, Richard, of Rochester; many nieces, nephews, cousins. He is predeceased by brothers, Raymond & Walter, both of Rochester; sisters, Mary Jane Rabideau and Arlene Alessi, both of Rochester. Paul was born in Rochester on March 9, 1930, the son of the late Herbert J. and Mary M. (Hassett) Snell. He attended Sacred Heart Cathedral School and Aquinas Institute (Class of 1948.) During the Korean War, he enlisted and proudly served as a corporal in the United States Air Force including a one year tour of duty in Greenland. Following his honorable discharge, Paul attended the University of Rochester earning a Bachelor of Science degree while raising his family and pursuing his career in film services at Eastman Kodak Company where he was employed for many years as a product engineer. After his retirement he had a second career with the Internal Revenue Service. Paul had many interests during his lifetime. He was an avid pool player and golfer, winning championships in both in Kodak leagues. Paul and Donna enjoyed biking, camping, birding, spending winters in Florida and Arizona, and vacationing abroad including a trip to China. Paul was also an avid New York Yankees and Buffalo Bills fan. Pauls visitation will be Thursday, March 8, 2018 10:00AM -12:00 PM. followed by remembrances at 12:00 in the chapel of Vay- Schleich and Meeson funeral home, 1075 Long Pond Road. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Stroke Foundation in his memory. For more information and to sign his online guestbook, visit


  1. Marsha Hazen on March 2, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Dear Donna & family, I’m so sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Hugs, Marsha Hazen

  2. Barb Gardner on March 3, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Dear Donna and family, I am so sorry to learn of Paul’s passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Don & Bev Durance on March 3, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Dear Donna Ann, so sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. We will be praying for you. Much love to you and your family.

  4. Nancy Viola on March 4, 2018 at 12:00 am

    I loved it when Donna and Paul birded with our group. Paul’s enthusiasm for life is a tribute to both of you. I often have thought of both of you. My thoughts are with you and I know Donna’s strength will get her through this time.

  5. Linda Doig on March 4, 2018 at 12:00 am

    So sorry for your loss. May he Rest In Peace.

  6. Kathleen Carroll-Powlowski on March 5, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Donna, I grieve for the loss of your longtime love and companion. Although I can only imagine how you feel, I hope that my sympathy and caring help in some way. Love, Kate

  7. Jill Pritchard on March 5, 2018 at 12:00 am

    I am sorry for your loss.

  8. Dan Nigro & Family on March 6, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Bob/Ginny/Family, It’s hard to lose a parent, I know from experience. What I can say, is that over time, you will learn that while you have lost their physical presence, they are/will be with you every day in so many ways. Treasure those memories, experiences & teachings. That is how we gain immortality. I only hope I can inspire my children to think of me in the same ways. Finally, as Christians, remember we look forward to meeting them again in the after-life. May God bless your Dad.

  9. Rita Kiser on March 9, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Dear Donna and family, it is with deep sadness that I write this message of sympathy. Paul was a very special loving, caring, and kind man who lived an amazing life. I am praying for Paul and for you as you grieve and honor him. Love, Rita and Dave

  10. Bob granville on March 15, 2018 at 12:00 am

    WE ( Sandy and Bob Granville ) send our deepest thoughts that we enjoy with Paul and Donna over the years. Paul is in a better place at this time! Tell Donna we are thinking of her!

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