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
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).
For online expressions please, visit us at www. carmonfuneralhome.com.