The Obit For Jim Snow

James W. Snow Jr.

Published in The Hartford Courant on July 13, 2010

James W. Snow Jr., 78, beloved husband of Priscilla (Collins) Snow of South Windsor, died peacefully in his sleep at his summer home in South Yarmouth, MA.

He was born in Hartford on January 8, 1932, son of the late James W. Snow, Sr., and Marian (Carmon) Snow, grew up in Broad Brook and graduated high school from Ellsworth Memorial High School, South Windsor.

Jim received his under graduate degree from Springfield College and during that time he signed a contact with the Cleveland Indians Baseball Organization and pitched in the farm system during the summers.

He married the love of his life, Priscilla Collins and was married to her for 57 years.

Jim was drafted during the Korean War and served in the U.S. Army. Before retiring he was the Recreation Director for the Town of South Windsor for 27 years. Prior to that, he was employed by Allstate Insurance Company for 13 years.

A long time member of Wapping Community Church, South Windsor he had been an advisor of the youth group, a deacon and served on many committees.

Jim coached the American Legion Baseball Team of South Windsor. He had a long time passion for golf and was the chairman of the Men's Golf Club of South Windsor for the Recreation Department, continued that group at Topstone Golf Course, South Windsor where he logged many rounds with friends. He enjoyed UConn Basketball, (especially the women's team) the Boston Red Sox, (of course the Cleveland Indians) golf and cards. He and Priscilla enjoyed time with their family at their home in South Yarmouth.

In addition to his wife, Priscilla, he leaves their children, Bruce J. Snow and Karen (Snow) Myers and her husband William. He also leaves his grandchildren, T.J. Snow and his wife, Amanda, Robbie Snow, Jamie Snow, Jeffrey Myers and Hannah Myers. He also leaves two great-granddaughters, Isabelle Snow and Tessa Snow (born last Friday). In addition, he leaves his brother, Russell "Gordon" Snow and his wife, Jean in Florida and several nieces and nephews and many friends.

Jim was a kind and caring person and he will be missed by all who knew him.

His funeral service will be held Thursday, at 9 a.m., at Wapping Community Church, 1790 Ellington Road, South Windsor. Burial will follow in the family plot at Wapping Cemetery, South Windsor.

His family will receive friends Wednesday from 1-3 and 5-8 p.m., at the Samsel & Carmon Funeral Home, 419 Buckland Road, South Windsor.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the South Windsor Recreation Department c/o The Jim Snow Youth Basketball Program. (More information is available on the South Windsor Recreation Department's website).

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