01/27/2015 12:22PM

Harold Snyder dies; founded International Sound Corporation


Harold Snyder, the founder of International Sound Corporation, died on Monday at age 91 at his home in Baltimore.

International Sound Corporation provides photo finish, timing, broadcast production services, and simulcast systems, for the racing industry.

Snyder, a lifelong resident of Baltimore, is survived by his wife of 68 years, Marcia Balachow Snyder; a brother, Milton Hartman; four children; and many grandchilddren.

International Sound provides services to all three Triple Crown tracks - Churchill Downs, Pimlico Race Course, and Belmont Park - plus more than 75 others, including Gulfstream Park, Oaklawn Park and Penn National Gaming Inc. properties.

Snyder’s son David will continue his role as president of the company.

A funeral service will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Sol Levinson & Bros., 8900 Reisterstown Road, in Pikesville, Md. Mourning is scheduled on Wednesday and Thursday from 1-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m., and on Friday from 1-5 p.m. at 3742 Ashley Way in Owings Mills, Md. Snyder will be buried at Anshe Emunah Aitz Chaim Cemetery in Arbutus, Md.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Snyder’s memory may be sent to Covenant Guild Inc., c/o Elaine Minkove, 3915 Sybil Road, Randallstown, Md. 21133.