Memorial ServiceS: 1/12/19 and 1/20/19
It is with great sadness that we share the news that Gloria Hoffman Snyder, beloved former Head of School at Parish Episcopal School and valued colleague at The Education Group, passed away December 21, 2018 at her home in Richardson, TX after a brief illness.
Gloria’s career in education was impressive. She became the second Head of School at Parish Day School of the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration in Dallas in 1979. Over her 30 year career at Parish, Gloria built the School from a Pre-K - 6th grade school on the church campus to a Pre-K - 12th grade school of 1100 students on two campuses.
Gloria was active in Episcopal school and church organizations and was a leader in Episcopal school education in the Southwest. In 2008 Gloria received the Ruth Jenkins Award for Outstanding Service to the National Association of Episcopal Schools. In 2009 she received the Elizabeth (Budgie) Hollamon Award for Outstanding Dedication to the Southwest Association of Episcopal Schools.
Gloria was the consummate sports fan, following her beloved Longhorns, Rangers, and Parish Panthers. In honor of her leadership and her strong interest in and support of athletics, Parish named their stadium for Gloria in 2009. In her lifetime, Gloria visited all but 3 major league baseball parks. She flew to Cooperstown, NY, to see Ivan “Pudge" Rodriguez inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Everyone at TEG mourns Gloria’s passing as we celebrate a life and career lived to the fullest. Please visit: Parish Episcopal School’s website for information or to leave a message about Gloria. The Dallas Morning News also has a wonderful tribute to Gloria.
A Requiem Eucharist with Committal of Ashes will be held at Episcopal Church of Transfiguration in Dallas on Saturday, January 12, at 1:00 p.m. Parish Episcopal School will host a celebration of Gloria's life on Sunday, January 20, at 2:00 in the Gene E. Phillips Activity Center.
Memorial gifts are invited to the Endowment Fund of Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration, St. Philip's School and Community Center, and the Gloria Snyder Scholarship Fund at Parish Episcopal School.