In Memoriam

Tom Snyder

Tom Snyder, the best Late Late Show host who ever lived,  died Sunday night in Tiburon, California. He was seventy one years old.

May 12, 1936 - July 29, 2007

Ollie Snyder

July 27, 1997 - June 1, 2003

Tom Snyder

When Ollie died I promised Tom that I would keep this page up for him forever.  Now it seems that forever is here.  I’m sad to report that Tom Snyder has died.  My heart is broken.

I knew Tom in the most delightful way, not through show business but through his two Old English Sheepdogs Ollie and Trevor.Oliie Snyder Old English Sheepdog

When he would call me or take me out to lunch he always started out with a joke or something outrageous to say and he made me laugh till there were tears in my eyes.  There are tears in my eyes today.

He was a big man with a heart of gold and I will never ever forget his kindness to me.  My heart goes out to his family.

"Don't worry my friends. I'm here with Ollie, sitting back with my Colortini and am doing just fine."

Ollie in bed after his trip to San Francisco, titled
“Under the Covers”

        “JULY 27, 1997-JUNE 1, 2003
Oliver, the best Old English Sheepdog who ever lived,  died peacefully early this morning in Los Angeles. He was not quite six years  old.”

Tom Snyder

Ollie, Always in our hearts

The water to the City, the City by the Bay,
Sailing home again to rest
From his extraordinary day

Ollie before the ferry ride to San FranciscoThere is a little story about these pictures. Ollie Old English Sheepdog in front of the ferry to take him back to Tiburon I found them on Tom’s web site and read Tom’s recap of his day with Ollie.  Tom had taken Oliver on the Tiburon Ferry from his home to San Francisco.  As you can see from the pictures above there is Ollie in front of the house before they left, then Ollie standing in front of the Ferry before they went back home and the top picture is Ollie right after he got home from his trip to the City.  Tom said he went into the house, climbed the stairs to the bedroom and crawled under the covers, he was so tired.

Ollie. A beautiful, loving Old English Sheepdog belonged to Tom Snyder, Late Late Talk Show Host.  Sadly, Ollie died too soon.   We will always remember him.  Ollie and Tom inspired me to start this site and to them I will always be grateful.

L. Collins


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