Gary Snyder

Harry Craig 'Frog' Snyder, firefighter

Harry Craig 'Frog' Snyder, firefighter

Harry Craig "Frog" Snyder, a retired Baltimore County firefighter who was also a model railroad buff, died Feb. 8 at his Upperco home. He was 59.

"We are waiting for the results of an autopsy for the cause of death," said his wife of 32 years, the former Frances E. Bandel.

The son of a Baltimore & Ohio Railroad chief mechanic and an educator, Mr. Snyder was born in Baltimore and raised in Pikesville.

After graduating from Milford Mill High School in 1970, he earned a bachelor's degree in 1974 from the University of Baltimore.

He joined the Baltimore County Fire Department in 1972 and at the time of his retirement in 2002 had attained the...