Mourning the death of Abraham Snyder, distinguished citizen, and devoted member of his community

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Senate Resolution No. 524

BY: Senator CLEARE

MOURNING the death of Abraham Snyder,
distinguished citizen, and devoted member of his

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to pay tribute to
citizens of the State of New York whose lifework and civic endeavors
served to enhance the quality of life in their communities and the great
State of New York; and

WHEREAS, Abraham Snyder of the Bronx, New York, died on February 3,
2023, at the age of 86; and

WHEREAS, Abraham Snyder, affectionately known as Abe, distinguished
himself in his profession and by his sincere dedication and substantial
contribution to the welfare of his community; and

WHEREAS, Abraham Snyder's commitment to excellence, and his spirit
of humanity, carried over into all fields of enterprise, including
charitable and civic endeavors; and

WHEREAS, Born to Edward and Rosetta Snyder in Picayune, Mississippi,
Abraham Snyder was instilled with a great sense of faith; he attended
Union Baptist Church, where he participated in many youth activities
with his brothers; and

WHEREAS, Abraham Snyder attended Southern University and graduated
in 1959 with his Bachelor of Science degree; in 1960, he moved to
Harlem, New York; and

WHEREAS, Soon after moving to New York, Abraham Snyder joined the
Mount Olivet Baptist Church where he was an active Sunday School
teacher; and

WHEREAS, Abraham Snyder met his beloved wife, Lucinda Brumfield, in
the spring of 1962; certain of their undeniable connection, the two
blissfully married on December 1st of the same year; and

WHEREAS, Serving as a social worker in the city of New York, Abraham
Snyder was able to keep families together and work to find better
environments for many; and

WHEREAS, Abraham Snyder was a founding member of the Association of
Black Social Workers, and served as a member of the Urban League, the
NAACP, Chama, and other action groups working to make life better for
his surrounding community; pridefully, he was a founding member of the
African American Day Parade, Inc., which highlights African American
culture, heritage, and unity, showcases the best and brightest of the
community, and commemorates legacies; and

WHEREAS, Abraham Snyder is survived by wife, Lucinda Snyder; two
children, Sheila Robinson and David Snyder; granddaughter, Jasmine
Robinson; great grandson, Akil Bakari Robinson Harris; his three

brothers, Edward Snyder, Walter Snyder, and Arthur Snyder; and many
nieces and nephews; and

WHEREAS, Armed with a humanistic spirit and imbued with a sense of
compassion, Abraham Snyder leaves behind a legacy which will long endure
the passage of time and will remain as a comforting memory to all he
served and befriended; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
mourn the death of Abraham Snyder, distinguished citizen, and devoted
member of his community; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to the family of Abraham Snyder.


  • 08 / Mar / 2023
  • 15 / Mar / 2023
  • 15 / Mar / 2023

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