Y Hall of Fame member passes

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Former Waynesboro YMCA chairman of the board and 2007 YMCA Hall of Fame inductee Jacob Kirkwood “Kirk” Snell passed away on Wednesday. Snell was 89.

Snell settled in Waynesboro with his wife, Virginia, in 1954, when the Westhills Company located in Waynesboro with the new General Electric plant. In 1977, he received the Stienmetz Award, the highest award given internally by GE, for the development of the Terminet printer, which became a million-dollar business for the Waynesboro plant.

Snell was an active community volunteer. In addition to his years of service at the Y, he served on the board of the Waynesboro Public Library and was a founding member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, the Shenandoah Valley Art Center, and served on the Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport Commission, was a troop leader in the Boy Scouts and volunteered for many years at the Waynesboro Tourist Information Center.

Memorials may be made to the YMCA, 648 South Wayne Avenue, Waynesboro, VA 22980.

McDow Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

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