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Passing of Judge David F. Snow

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

It is with sadness that we report the passing of retired U.S. Bankruptcy Judge David F. Snow. Judge Snow died in Bangor, Maine, on April 30, 2020, after a short undiagnosed illness (unrelated to Covid-19). He was 88. Judge Snow served as a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge in Cleveland, Ohio, from 1988 until 2000, when he retired and moved to Maine.

Judge Snow graduated from Dartmouth College and Harvard Law School. In 1960, he moved to Cleveland and practiced law at the firm that is now known as Jones Day until his appointment as a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge. On the bench, Judge Snow was known for his keen intellect, upbeat demeanor, fairness to all litigants, and ability to handle a large caseload with alacrity.

He is survived by his wife Joyce Neiditz; children Dr. Nicholas Snow and wife Dr. Cathleen McCoy, daughter Alison and husband Benjamin Labaree, daughter Catherine Twitchell; and grandchildren Ian and Elizabeth Snow, Sarah and Jessica Twitchell, and Danny Labaree.

Condolences may be expressed at, which also contains a more complete obituary and suggestions for anyone wishing to make a donation in memory of Judge Snow.