Robert George Snyder

Published 11:13 am Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Robert George Snyder, 73, died March 16, 2011, of a heart attack at his home.

He was born in Buffalo, N.Y., and served in the U.S. Armed Services from 1955-1959 during the Vietnam War. Robert lived in Las Vegas and California until he moved to Mississippi in 1990 to open the first casino in Biloxi. He moved to Vicksburg in 1992 to open the Isle of Capri as casino shift manager. Robert trained some of the top professionals in the gaming business and was well-known in the gaming industry throughout the United States and especially Mississippi. He will be best remembered for his knowledge, people skills and never ending sense of humor. Robert’s favorite advice to all who knew him was, “Be kind to yourself.”

Robert is survived by his son, Robert “Bobby” Snyder of Las Vegas; his daughter, Karen Snyder of San Antonio; four grandchildren; longtime friend, Lynn Gaddis-Wade and her family; and Bruce and Marion Baldwin.

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He will be missed by many in the gaming employee family of Vicksburg.

Special thanks to George Durr and family of Clinton, Mississippi Home Health Services and Eileen Bailey, manager, Pecan Ridge Apartments.

Anyone who would like to write a post to remember Robert can do so at Remembering Robert Snyder page on,

His daughter, Karen, will handle burial arrangements in San Antonio.