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Snyder, William P.
Born 7/11/1916, Died 11/5/2011

William “Bill” P. Snyder, 95, of Fond du Lac passed away on Saturday, November 5, 2011.

Bill Snyder, America's most recorded pianist, began his multifaceted career as a child prodigy. His impressive academic background includes studies with the now legendary Moritz Rosenthal and Chicago's own Rudolph Ganz.

Bill Snyder zoomed into national prominence as a recording artist with his first record, “Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered,” from the Rodgers & Hart Musical “Pal Joey,” which held the number one spot and sold well in the millions.   He was conducting, arranging and performing musicals, in the famed College Inn in the Sherman House in Chicago, these included “Salute to Cole Porter” and the Salute to Rodgers and Hammerstein” shows.

Bill Snyder collected nine gold and one platinum award for his singles and albums. He toured as a concert attraction for Columbia Artists Management around the United States and Canada in the Community concert series. He has appeared with symphony orchestras, performing such well known works as Gershwin's “Rhapsody in Blue,” the Hungarian Fantasy” of Franz Listz and some of his own compositions.

After performing seventy-five years, Bill Snyder joyfully retired with his beloved wife Marion, in the lovely city of Fond du Lac, WI.

Bill is survived by his wife Marion, his step children, Ken (Starr) Mangold of Terre Haute IN, Cyndee Mitchell of Harbor Springs MI, Traci (Jim) Weaver of Blacksburg VA and Steven (Pamela) Mangold of Seminole FL, step grandchildren and great grandchildren, nieces, nephews.

Visitation: The family will receive guests at the Zacherl Funeral Home, 875 E. Division St., Fond du Lac, on Thursday, November 10, 2011 from 9:00 AM until 10:45 AM.

Services: A funeral service will be held at the Zacherl Funeral Home on Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 11:00 AM. Burial will be in Zion Cemetery, Batavia WI.

In Memory of
William P. Snyder

I remember so enjoying the "mini-concerts" Bill would give my brother, his family and myself when we... (more)
Patti Van Tine
Many years ago Bill and Marion lived in Palm Desert, CA next door to my parents Dick and Lois. He w... (more)
Scott & Cyndie Van Tine
I will always be grateful to Bill for his kindness, musicianship, mentoring, generosity, and above a... (more)
Paul Ristau
Ken, Starr, and family,
The collective heart of our entire family goes out to you and your fam... (more)

Bill & Marilyn Buchanan & family
Grandpa, I will always remember your endless stories, amazing piano playing, and caring heart. I a... (more)
Your grandson Josh
Grandpa Bill, You were so very loved and will be missed. I remember helping and watching you cook, ... (more)
Sabrina, Step-Grand Daughter
Grandpa Bill, from all the amazing stories you told, reading all the Louis L'amour books you always ... (more)
Cole Tessar - Grandson
Bill was our cousin through his mother. We had followed his career through our mother and the media.... (more)
Rosemary Kaye and Gloria Carr

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