Howie died June 4, 2020 of complications of Parkinson’s disease, and COVID-19.
He was a pediatric urologist at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and professor of surgery in urology at Penn. He was born at Carlisle Barracks in Pennsylvania — both his father and grandfather were Army generals, with his grandfather having served as President Eisenhower’s personal physician and his father the deputy commander at Fort Hood, Texas.
Howie came to us from St. Andrew’s School in Middletown, Del. After Princeton, where he majored in biology and took his meals at Quadrangle, he graduated from Harvard Medical School and served on active duty in the Army until 1978 and in the active reserve until 2004. In 2014 he was awarded the Pediatric Urology Medal by the American Association of Pediatrics and hosted a class mini-reunion involving the Barnes Museum in its new home and a sensational cocktail and dinner event at the Philadelphia Club, one of the oldest men’s clubs in the United States.
Howie is survived by his wife of 45 years, Mimi; three children, Dr. Emily Queenan and husband Rick, Lawrence Snyder and wife Nicole, and Jonathan Colt Snyder and wife Ann Marie; 10 grandchildren; and his brother, Thomas Snyder. Howie lived life to the fullest, at work and play and with his family. He will be greatly missed.