David William Sneddon

david sneddon

March 28, 1942 ~ March 22, 2023

Born in: Brooklyn, New York
Resided in: Fairview, North Carolina

David William Sneddon, 80, passed peacefully at home in Fairview, NC, on March 22nd, 2023, in the arms of his loving wife and life partner, Dorothy. Born March 28th, 1942, in Brooklyn, NY, he is survived by his children Eric, Lloyd, Will, Jesse, and Mika, and his beloved granddaughters, Andrea, Kate, and Sara.

His adventurous spirit took him to serve in the US Army and in his many travels he fell in love with European culture and food. As one of the principal partners of the iconic NYC Fairway Market, he helped create one of the most unique food shopping experiences in the world. David’s many business interests included restaurant and real estate endeavors. His love of food led him to Italy to the aromatic world of gourmet olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Nothing gave David more pleasure than to cook and share wonderful food—and exotic stories—with his friends.

A lifelong guitarist, David became an accomplished musician and singer/songwriter in his later years. With a sonorous voice, as deeply authentic as his colorful life, he finished an album of his music days before passing away. All who knew David will remember his relaxed generosity and genuine concern for the welfare of others.

A remembrance service will be set at a later date to celebrate David at his NC farm where he loved spending time with his soulmate, Dorothy, their beloved dog Lucy, and the horses that brought them so much joy. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and business associates. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name can be made to Brother Wolf in Asheville, NC, or St. Jude’s Hospital.

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family.

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  1. So sorry to hear of David’s passing. He accomplished so much in his life and helped so many. Godspeed

  2. Mr. Sneddon was the kindest, most generous man I ever worked with. He also had a great sense of humor. His memory will stay in my heart and mind forever.

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