Roll of Honor

Roger D. Snyder

  • Kingston Fire Department, New York
  • New York
  • Year of Death: 1988

Lt. Roger D. Snyder was born in Kingston, NY in 1936. He worked for the US Postal Service and he and his wife, Lorraine, had 5 children and 9 grandchildren. He joined the fire service in Kingston, and was assigned to the AH Wicks Engine & Truck Company.

Always eager to serve whenever needed, Roger had his gear in his personal vehicle at all times. He was what a fireman is supposed to be; accordingly, his fine example attracted several men to the fire service.
In November of 1988, LT Snyder was serving as Fire Police at a scene on Albany Ave Kingston, NY, when he was struck down by a drunk driver. At that time, he was a life member of the company.

In November 2013, on the 25th anniversary of his death in the line of duty, with the generous permission of his widow and the Chief, with the help of family members in different parts of the country, the current leadership of AH Wicks Eng&Truck was privileged to organize an observance at City Hall in his honor. Among many family, firefighters and friends in attendance were Mrs. Snyder, the Lieutenant’s grandsons, and his sons, who currently serve in Sawkill, NY.

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Memorial Wall

  1. Dad I think about you all the time and miss you. I see so much of my boys in you and how much they remind me of you. I love you and miss you so very much.

    – Kristina Kafel
  2. There is never a day or time goes by that you aren’t on my mind and in my heart I love you dad and miss you so much .

    – Brenda Fox
  3. I miss you so much Dad. I have your picture above my desk and look at it numerous times a day. You are in my thoughts and in my heart daily. Love you Dad!

    – Mary Nabors
  4. Dad we think about you every and night. There is not a day that goes by that we don’t think of you. We love you and miss you so much. You hold a place in our hearts

    – Cathy &erik snyder
  5. Roger was a great friend and dedicated firefighter…I remember that day all too well, there where two things he loved, the model railroad club and the fire service. He dropped what he was doing at the railroad club to respond to that emergency call, It was over 30 years ago now and you still hold a place in my heart!

    – Paul Hintz