meet just located sister in ny

I was born in 1935, spent my early years in a Catholic orphanage in Brooklyn and spent time in various foster

homes for periods of time.  My final destination was with the Skidmore's on Long Island until I enlisted in the Air Force.  Spent an assignment in French Morocco, North Africa, Hamilton Air Force Base, California and final assignment

Shiroi Air Base of Matsudo Japan,   Met my wife

in 1954, married in 1956, still married today, God gave us a son and two grandchildren and a great daughter in law.


Since 1962 we have been trying to find everything we could about my family, father, mother, additional children, nieces nephews etc.  Did not have much success until about five months ago, when we located a sister, born three years before me and also lived elsewhere with an aunt/  We were both amazed to fine we existed and never knew, however as you can imagine, we are seniors now, have never met, and now time is of the essence for us to get together due to health conditions coupled with our ages.


We are asking for help to get anough funds for me and my wife to fly back to New York, Long Island and meet my sister before

time runs out for us.  Any contribution would be greatly appreciated.  If you do not want to contribute thru Fund-me contact me at my email address  [email redacted] and I would be happy answer any questions and give you my home address.  Thanking you in advance,  donald and happy shater





















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