Jennings A. Snider, 95, a retired vice president, treasurer and board member of Garfinckel's department store, died Sept. 25 at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda of pneumonia.
Mr. Snider, who lived in Rockville for nearly 40 years, retired as vice president and treasurer in 1974 and served on the store's board for an additional five years.
He started at Garfinckel's in 1924 as an office boy, and a year later, he graduated with a bachelor's degree in accounting and business law from Columbus University, which later became part of Catholic University.
Mr. Snider was born in Salem, W.Va. He played violin in symphony orchestras before going to college, but his musical career did not work out. He continued to play in private until a stroke 14 years ago.
Mr. Snider, an avid golfer, had been a member of Columbia Country Club in Chevy Chase since the late 1950s. He also was a member for the last two decades of Faith United Methodist Church in Rockville and belonged to the Metropolitan Club, United Way and Kiwanis Club.
His marriages to Lillian Fisher and Audrey Watts ended in divorce.
A daughter from his first marriage, Betty Swineford, died in the early 1960s.
Survivors include his wife since 1961, Doris Snider of Rockville; a son from his first marriage, Donald G. Snider of Manassas; a daughter from his second marriage, Judith A. Snider of Tucson; a daughter from his third marriage, Patricia Snider Evans of Independence, W.Va.; a stepdaughter from his third marriage, Ann Burlile of San Diego; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.