Steve was born in Pasadena, California and studied Economics at UCLA. After graduating, Steve settled in Seal Beach, California where he still lives today with his wife, Glenda and where they raised three sons, Doug, Devin, and Clayton.
After retiring in 2009, Steve began a quest to know everything possible about the World War II experiences of his father, pilot Howard Snyder, and his crew of the B-17 Susan Ruth which was named after Steve’s oldest sister. Gradually, the research became Steve’s passion and resulted in this book. He belongs to numerous World War II associations and is on the Board of Directors of the 306th Bomb Group Association.
Steve and Glenda spend time in Sedona, Arizona, are avid gardeners, and enjoy traveling – having been to numerous countries in Europe, the Caribbean, and Pan-Asia. Some of Steve’s other interests are reading, taking long walks while in Seal Beach, hiking with Glenda while in Sedona, and being an avid UCLA sports fan.