Riverside Funeral Home Albuquerque Los Lunas Santa Fe New Mexico


Frank Snyder

Albuquerque, New Mexico- Frank Fuller Snyder M.D., 92, passed away Thursday on the 30th day of November 2017 at home with his family. He is survived by his loving wife of 23 years Pauletta Snyder, his brother Bob and wife Cathy, Fritz, sister Nina, his sons Greg and partner Karen, Scott and wife Kendra, Anthony and wife Lina, Cory and wife Maria, daughters Ronnette and husband Anthony, Dominica and friend Chris, Carla and husband Rick, daughter-in-law Kim, his go to man: John Paul and he also has seventeen grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.


He was preceded in death by his brother Ray, sister Dorothy, and his son Kent.


Born to Fred and Mary Snyder in 1925 in Guysville, Ohio raised in Salem, Ohio. Here he attended Salem Schools and graduated in the 1943 high school class. He then spent three years in the U.S. Navy and served as a Navy Corpsman with the 4th marine division. After military service, he attended Mt. Union College and graduated in three years.


After working seven years in the chemical industry he enrolled in Ohio State University College of Medicine. He was one of five students admitted to the AOA Honor Society that junior year and graduated in 1958 with cum lade honors.


After completing his internship at The Toledo Hospital, he then practiced medicine in Toledo for 15 years. In 1972 Family Medicine became a specialty. In an attempt to improve the quality of medicine, Dr. Snyder opened a Family Practice Residency at the Toledo Hospital. The program was very successful and has been recognized nationally as one of the best. Dr. Snyder developed a program to retain the residency graduates in this service area and since, 65% of over 200 American graduates have stayed in the service area. The Toledo Hospital is now the base hospital of an eleven hospital, complete medical service complex called ProMedica.


Dr. Snyder retired from the residency in 1989 and moved to Albuquerque, NM. There he was employed by a clinical trials company, Lovelace Scientific Resources. As the Medical Director and President, he was the principal investigator of about 200 new drugs. After having met in 1994 at a Solo Club Social, he married Pauletta Sansone and lived a life full of love, travel, and family.


A memorial will be held at Riverside Funeral Home 225 San Mateo Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108 Tuesday December 5th, 2017 from 2-4pm. Reception to follow at the Snyder residence: 9212 Arvada NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112


Funeral Arrangements entrusted to:

Riverside Funeral Home of Albuquerque

225 San Mateo Blvd. NE 87108

(505) 764-9663




Mary K Busking & Family December 03, 2017

I only spent a short time with Frank during his visits to Chicago & my trip to Albuquerque. I feel blessed for those moments. He was a kind and gentle soul. He will be dearly missed by his amazing wife Paulletta. Frank had a very special place in his heart for his Albuquerque family. He loved all of you deeply. Minnie you are an amazing human being for the love, kindness and impeccable care you gave to Frank. I know he is beyond grateful. He will always be with all of you. When you least expect it he is going to give you a sign that he is at peace and no longer suffering. My deepest sympathy to all. I love each and everyone of you. My Eternal Love, Mary ( Sissy)

Nancy Young December 05, 2017

East Cleveland , Ohio

To the family of Frank Snyder. My family sends their deepest sympathy to you. Our thoughts and prayers goes out to you. Isaiah chapter 25 verses 8.

Melissa Fick December 05, 2017

Niece by marriage , Michigan

My condolences to the family, Uncle Frank was a good man who was very much loved and respected in the Toledo area.

Pat Kelley December 05, 2017

Four hills bridge group Albuquerque , New Mexico

So enjoyed knowing Frank and playing bridge with him.

Margo Simmons December 11, 2017

, South Carolina

Please accept my sincere condolences for your recent loss. My heart goes out to you and your family. I have always received comfort from the Bibles’ word at Philippians 4:7 which reads “and the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your heart and your mental powers by means of Christ Jesus”. I hope you can receive comfort from these words as well. Margo Simmons