Dr. Kazimieras A. Snieska

December 3, 1946May 8, 2019

CENTERVILLE- Kazimieras A. Snieska, MD, 72, of Centerville and formerly of Binghamton, NY, died peacefully at his home on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 surrounded by his family. He was the beloved husband of Karen (Baldwin) Snieska.

Born in Ausberg, Germany, he was a son of the late Antanas and Janina Snieska. At nine months old, he and his family migrated from Lithuiania to the United States. He grew up in Brooklyn, NY, and was a proud graduate of Boston College. Kazimieras attended medical school in Guadalajara, Mexico, and went on to complete his residency at Wilson Memorial Hospital in Johnson City, NY. He practiced medicine in the Binghamton, NY area until retiring to his beloved Cape Cod in 2012.

Kazimieras was an avid stamp collector. His most cherished time was spent surrounded by friends and family, particularly his granddaughters whom he adored.

In addition to his wife, Karen, he is survived and will be deeply missed by his two daughters, Audra Phalen and her husband Colin, and Alyssa Snieska and her husband Safouh Chihka; the mother of his children, Patricia Gilmore; a step-son, Joseph Falank and his husband James Michaud; two granddaughters, Alexis and Harper Phalen; a step-granddaughter Sarah Chihka; as well as a dear family friend, Steven Malkin, MD.

Kazimieras was predeceased by his parents, Antanas and Janina Snieska; and his brother, Vytis Snieska.

A celebration of Kazimieras’ life will be held Saturday, June 1st from 2-5 p.m. at The Riverdale Banquet Hall, 2901 Watson Blvd., Endwell, NY 13760. A private burial at sea will take place this summer on Nantucket Sound. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice. To leave an online condolence, please visit


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Darlene Smith

May 13, 2019

I was very sorry to hear of Dr. Snieska's passing. He was my husband & my MD for 25+ years. He was a wonderful physician, kind, gentle, & caring. My thoughts & prayers are with all of his family. May the wonderful memories carry you through this difficult time. RIP Dr. Snieska Lee & Darlene Smith

Carol Zelno

May 12, 2019

I am very sorry for your loss. Dr Snieska was my doctor for many years at AFM. I remember the early years when it was he, Malkin, & Dean in Maine, NY He was a great family doctor. I miss him dearly.
Carol Zelno

Cyndi Tedeschi

May 12, 2019

Karen and family, Just want you to know that many thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. What a great Dr. he was and what great times we had at AFM. We all miss him so much. Patients still talk about him. I will look for pics for you. I know I have some. Do you want me to mail them to you or ? Hugs, Cyndi

Dawn Zimmer

May 12, 2019

Dr. Snieska was our family doctor for many years. Not only our doctor, but a great friend to me when my son Chris was killed. He will always be remembered and missed, for being the type of a person that was simply unforgettable. I consider myself fortunate for being able to know him, and call him my friend.

JoAnn Davis

May 11, 2019

Dr. Snieska was our family doctor for decades. Since he retired, we have been trying to find another "old-fashioned doctor" just like him. He spoke honestly and if he was stumped he would say, "I don't know what this is but let's try this." My daughter went to him with a severe reaction to poison ivy. He looked at her and said, "What the hell did you get into!" We were so sad when he retired, but happy that he got to spend time at his beloved Cape Cod. Our condolences to his family. He really was "one of a kind,"