Janet Snyder Wedell
October 20, 1943- August 22, 2021
Janet Snyder Wedell passed on August 22, 2021. Janet was born on October 20, 1943 in Washington, D.C. to Myrtle O. (Brandenburg) and George W. Snyder, Sr. Her family moved to Maryland in 1955 where she attended Maryland Park Junior High School and in 1961 she graduated from Suitland High School. After graduation, Janet started working for the United States Customs Service as a clerk typist in Washington, D.C. She quickly advanced to a program management analyst working for the Comptroller of US Customs and traveled extensively throughout the United States doing evaluations of many of the functions with US Customs. It was while working for Customs that Janet met Patty Todaro Bolin. Janet and Patty became best friends and Janet (Jan to Patty) were able to share lots of “good times” with Patty’s family.
In 1968 Janet married Kermit (Buddy) Wedell and a few years later they bought their first home in Bowie, Maryland. Even though they divorced in 1982, Janet remained in her Bowie home. Although Janet and Buddy never had children of their own, she was godmother to her sister’s children, Tricia and Danny. Tricia and Danny were truly blessed because she never missed spending Easter, Thanksgiving or Christmas with the two of them.
Janet was the biggest fan ever of the Washington Redskins, the Nationals, NASCAR and, of course, the World Poker Tour. She played in a pool league at Wyvill’s Tavern in Upper Marlboro and became a contender on the competitive circuit, even going to the nationals. She was a long-standing member of the Marlboro Moose and could be found volunteering at events, watching sports, and playing in and organizing Texas Hold’em games and tournaments. She was an auxiliary member of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Lodge 89 and played poker there for several years. She religiously “signed the book” every Wednesday and actually won the BIG pot one-time😊. She was a member of St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church in Bowie. Janet was always willing to help friends and her family with anything they needed. She was committed to God, her country and her family. She was a kind, loving, caring strong independent woman who had enough honor and integrity for 100 men and women. She will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her.
Janet was preceded in death by her parents and brothers George W. Snyder, Jr. and Charles Allen Snyder, a nephew George W. Snyder III and a niece Sharon Ververka. She is survived by a sister Carol J. Cairns and her husband Joe and a brother Steven J Snyder and wife Deborah, and nieces and nephews Michael Snyder, Tricia Crelly, Cara Moultis, Daniel Jumalon, Shannon Snyder, Steven Snyder, Jr, and Chad Snyder, and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.
Please be advised that attendees at Janet’s visitation and funeral Mass are required to wear a mask in compliance with Prince George’s County requirements.
Anyone wishing to send flowers for the service please have them sent directly to St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church.
Wednesday, September 1, 2021