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April 13, 2016

Flyers announce public memorial service for Ed Snider

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The Philadelphia Flyers have announced that they'll be holding a public memorial service for late founder and chairman Ed Snider, who passed away on Monday morning at the age of 83 following a lengthy battle with cancer.

Here's more from the Flyers team website:

Comcast Spectacor, the Philadelphia Flyers and the Snider Family invite fans and friends and to gather at the Wells Fargo Center on Thursday, April 21, and celebrate the life of Ed Snider. Father of the Philadelphia Flyers hockey club, family man, entrepreneur and philanthropist, Mr. Snider was a true visionary in the sports and entertainment industry, and a towering figure in the City of Philadelphia for more than 50 years.  [flyers.nhl.com]

The service will take place at the Wells Fargo Center on Thursday, April 21 at 1 p.m. There's no charge to attend and doors will open at 11:30 a.m.


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