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Booth Electrosystems Founder Edwin Snape III Dies

For 50 years he regularly recorded Greenville Symphony concerts for radio broadcast

Photo credit: Westville Funerals

Edwin A Snape, III, the founder of Booth Electrosystems Inc., and a Life Member of the Society of Broadcast Engineers, died on April 23. He was 93.

From his Philadelphia roots, Snape moved to Greenville, S.C., to set up a branch of his family’s card clothing business — Benjamin Booth Company — in 1961.

According to his obituary, as the company’s product line evolved into textile electronics, printed circuit boards and precious metal plating, Snape started Booth Electrosystems Inc. and became its first president until his retirement in 1994.

Photo credit: Booth Electro

Also beginning in 1961, Snape regularly recorded Greenville Symphony concerts and produced radio broadcasts to be aired on WFBC, WSPA, WMUU and ETV Radio.

Upon retirement in May 2011, the Georgia Symphony Orchestra recognized his 50 years of service.

Snape attended Ithaca College and graduated from the Smaller Company Management Program of the Harvard Business School.

After that, he served three years with the U. S. Army, where he was stationed at the Army Information School in New York and Armed Forces Radio in Tokyo.

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