The Garden Island
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Funeral Notices


Diana Snyder passed peacefully on September 27, 2019. She was born in San Francisco on October 11, 1938 to parents Fern & Herb Joslin. Diana is the eldest (Putu) of 3 children and grew up in San Mateo, California.
Diana’s fashion buying career led her to Hawai’i in 1959 where
she met her husband Sid. They were married in Lyn and Val Ossipoff’s garden in 1960.
Diana cherished her family and close friends who loved, appreciated and respected her honesty, intellect and wit. Her passions were fashion, world travel, art, entertaining, UH Women’s Volleyball and Football!
Diana lived a life of giving and volunteering for Punahou School; The Junior League; being an original docent at The Contemporary Museum; fund raising for the Honolulu Museum of Art’s Kama’aina Christmas; American Heart Association’s Heart Ball; and American Cancer Society’s Boots on the Beach. Diana was a Board Member
of the American Red Cross; Kindergarten Children’s Aid Association (KCAA); Friends of Honolulu Botanical Gardens; and Lyon Arboretum. Diana participated in charity trips with Rotary Club of Honolulu building a boys’ care home and a medical facility in Southeast Asia.
Diana loved sports and games: playing tennis and golf; teaching and playing Mahjong, bridge and cribbage, and for the past 15 years attending water aerobics with her fellow “Water Lilies” at the Pacific Club.
Diana is survived by her husband Sidney E. Snyder, Jr., daughters Joslin Crowe (Jim), Malia Hoffman Deasy (Paul), grandchildren Michael, James & David Crowe and Mimi Hoffman; sister Pam Gough (Bill) & niece Meghan Gough Read (Andy); brother Alan Joslin (Deborah Epstein), nephew Julian Epstein Joslin and niece Isabella Epstein Joslin. In keeping with Diana’s desire to help others, she is a participant in the University of Hawaii John A.
Burns School of Medicine Willed Body Program. Diana recommends, if you wish to do so, donating to your favored cause.