Mr. Snow was the former president of the Wheeler & Taylor Agency
Former Massachusetts independent insurance agent, Richard F. Snow “Snowy”, died on March 30, 2018. He was 78.
Born in Great Barrington on August 14, 1939, he was the son of Harvey and Gertrude Snow. Mr. Snow spent his entire career in the Massachusetts insurance industry at the Wheeler & Taylor Insurance Agency of Great Barrington.
According to his obituary, he began his insurance career at the age of nine, when he started emptying wastebaskets and doing odd jobs for the agency’s founder, Robert Wheeler.
After graduating the former Searles High School, Mr. Snow joined the agency full-time, eventually working his way up to become the president of Wheeler & Taylor in 1986. He retired from the agency in 1994. In addition to his insurance career, Mr. Snow was an active participant in his community. He served as a member of the Southern Berkshire Chamber of Commerce, Construct Inc., United Way, and the board of directors at Pittsfield Cooperative Bank. He also served his country in the U.S. Army.
In addition to leaving behind his wife of 34 years, the former Jan Nyce Snow, Mr. Snow also is survived by his stepchildren, Kim Choquette, of California; and Joseph Choquette, of Colorado; his three sisters: Joyce Schram, Jean Snow and Elaine Miller; and two brothers, Ted and Bruce. He also leaves his two sisters-in-law, Nancy Warner and Marilyn Lewis; and many nieces and nephews.