Embry Giles Scott Jr., 71, passed away at home early on Friday, Feb. 23. A longtime resident and business-owner in Rohnert Park, Giles was also a loving father of four, grandfather to six, and husband to his best friend of 39 years. An author, poet, avid camper, wine connoisseur, barbecue aficionado, lover of chocolate, reader and most of all, faithful follower of Jesus Christ. Giles lived his life to the fullest, thoroughly loving those he knew. Those close to him could not help but be affected by his enthusiasm for life and all his many hobbies. He is survived by his loving wife, Judy Scott, as well as his four children and their spouses: Jonathan and Renee, David and Melody, Mary Scott and James Scott and his six grandchildren, Kaylee, Alex, Daniel, Jenna, Olivia and Mason. The memorial will be held at Santa Rosa Bible Church on April 6 at 1 p.m.
August 12, 1925 – March 3, 2018
On Saturday March 3, 2018,
4:56 p.m., Judson F. Snyder, former editor of the Community Voice and current columnist (Coffee Grounds), died at the age of 92 with caregiver Barbara Johnson by his side according to Tim McGuire, his nephew and legal representative, who lives in Liverpool near Syracuse, in upstate New York. He was preceded in death by his wife, M. Pauline Xavier, in June 2010. Cause of his death was complications from diabetes, which he has been fighting for longer than a decade.
Born in Huntington, Long Island NY, he attended local schools and graduated from Farmingdale High School in 1943 then promptly enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he served for three years including one year in the South Pacific.
SNYDER AND HIS WIFE later moved to San Francisco and then moved to Sonoma County in 1972 and settled in the Hessel District. He landed a job as editor of a weekly tabloid published by Paul Golis, co-founder of Rohnert Park, then joined the reportorial staff with the tabloid weekly, the Clarion and then as a reporter on the first issue of The Community Voice for the next 26 years.
No religious ceremonies are planned and burial private rites are by Adobe Creek Funeral Home in Petaluma. Public tributes can be made by dedicating a tree near the RP Community Center or a bench nearby. His name already exists on the honor wall plaque occasionally on view in the Spreckels Theater lobby.
Judson Snyder’s memorial service will be held March 14 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in room #2 of the Rohnert Park Community Center, 5401 Snyder Ln., Rohnert Park.
The Community Voice staff will be present, please stop by for refreshments and pleasant memories.