BEL AIR, MD — Harford County will lower its flags to honor a first responder and county employee who recently died. Officials said his death was from a non-coronavirus-related illness.
Andy Snakovsky passed away April 29. He was 67.
"Andy dedicated his life to public service, most recently as an important member of the security team for county buildings," County Executive Barry Glassman said in a statement Sunday. "Our hearts go out to his family. He will be greatly missed."
His most current position is listed as facility safety coordinator for Harford County government. Among Snakovsky's many duties were lowering the flags at county office buildings, officials said.
The Harford County flag will be lowered in his honor from sunrise Monday to sunset Wednesday.
Snakovsky's career included being a first responder in the U.S. Air Force and working in the Annapolis and Baltimore police departments before becoming a special police officer and security liaison for Harford County government, according to a statement from the county.
He was described as "one of the good guys" and someone who was kind.
"He was a very friendly and professional man. He would laugh with us but when necessary he was all business," one colleague in Harford County wrote on his tribute wall, stating: "RIP Andy your new duty will be guarding those golden gates."
Snakovsky is survived by wife, Darlene Snakovsky (nee Swink); children Michelle Snakovsky and Andrew Snakovsky; sister Bonnie Pollack and her husband, Joel; nephew Steven Pollack and his wife, Tara; niece Stefanie Pollack and her fiancé Chris Pasley; great-niece Jillian Pollack; and great-nephew Jacob Pollack.
A private visitation for the family will be held Tuesday in Brooklyn, according to Gonce Funeral Service. Snakovsky will be laid to rest with military honors Wednesday in Cedar Hill Cemetery.