Margaret Forster Snyder, 75, of Harvard, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 25, 2023, at Emerson Hospital. Born February 16, 1948 in Toledo, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Howard and Janet (Fitkin) Forster. She was loving wife to George Snyder, to whom she had been married for 50 years.
Margaret was a talented fiber artist working mostly from home. She graduated from Whitmer Senior High School in Toledo in 1966, and from the School of Fashion Design in Boston in 1969. She started work in the fashion industry, and later switched to creating wallpaper designs. She spent the last 30 years doing machine knitting for an art-to-wear fashion designer.
Margaret was an avid collector of cookbooks, mystery stories, art fashion books, character dolls, and vintage sewing patterns. She loved making doll clothes and costumes, and served for a time as secretary of the “Yankee Doodle Dollars” club. She was an enthusiastic gardener, providing most of the vegetables on our table. She enjoyed watching songbirds, turkeys, and other wildlife in our back yard, and was a steadfast environmentalist.
Margaret is survived by her husband George, Sister Carol Latchuk and her husband Dave of Mansfield Ohio, brother Mark Forster of Toledo, and cousins Susan Wood of Albany New York and Cathy Wood of St. Louis Missouri. We and her friends will sorely miss her.
A private graveside service will be held at Bellevue Cemetery in Harvard, MA. A memorial service to celebrate her life is being planned for a later date.
Donations in her memory may be made to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, or other institutions working against pancreatic cancer.