He lived a long and full life by his own standards and expectations. It is our immense loss that he did not live to experience the coming Singularity. Several times over the years, I have cited his "50th Anniversary" speech. I find most fascinating in that is how he came to Atlas Shrugged: from Peter O'Malley. We never tout the O'Malleys father (Walter) and son (Peter) of the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers. The Dodgers made a commitment to their players. It was not all "money ball" to them, though, indeed, making money was the name of the game. Money has to be created; and it is the players who create the value for which the fans pay.
Ed Snider was an engine of creation in several enterprises, not the least of which was The Atlas Society. He will be missed.