On Monday March 8, 2021 Rodney Snedeker passed away at home surrounded by his family.
Rodney was born on October 25, 1952 in New London, CT. He received his B.S. in Anthropology from the University of Connecticut. He worked for the US Forest Service as an Archaeologist for over 40 years. Rodney was married to Mary Ann for 40 years, and they raised 2 children together – Timothy and Emily.
Rodney was passionate about protecting and preserving historic and prehistoric archaeological sites and about sharing his knowledge with others. He received the USDA Forest Service National Professional Excellence in Tribal Relations Award in 2018 for his work on the Trail of Tears and for his stand out work in the Southern Region.
Rodney was a longtime volunteer with North Asheville Little League, as both a coach and a board member. He was a soccer coach at ABYSA for both Timothy and Emily’s teams. Rodney was his children’s biggest fans off and on the field. He was an avid bike rider – both road and mountain; and enjoyed rides along the river as often as he could.
Rodney will be remembered for his generous spirit and his joking personality.
Rodney is survived by his wife Mary Ann, their children Timothy and Emily; and his siblings: Gregg and his wife Cindy, Richard, and Karen Snedeker.
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