Here’s what you need to know about Norman, my dad. He held many titles during his lifetime: Navy veteran on the USS Vogelgesang, from 1959 to 1963 at Guantanamo Bay, Mary's beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle, brother, friend, comedian, HERO!! He was a hero to all. Those who knew him well will remember his kindness and his love. He had an ability to share a story to not only make people feel welcome, but feel a part of the family, blood related or not. He was a hard working and industrious man, capable of fixing just about anything. A jack of all trades!
Although we grieve at his passing, we also rejoice in the fact that his pain is finally at an end and he suffers no more. He is in the presence of our Heavenly Father. We thank you for your prayers and your kind words and condolences and your recalled memories. This makes the pain of our grief easier to bear. THANK YOU!!
As you can imagine, Dad’s brief fight against cancer was a costly one. It is always uncomfortable to speak of such things, particularly in the midst of such grief, but it is a fact. As you all might be aware, budget cuts over the years have whittled away at VA benefits, and increasingly leaves veterans families with sizable debt after their deaths. Our family is feeling the pain of mounting medical bills and now funeral costs along with our grief.
In all humility, we ask you to consider your financial situation and help our family weather this grief, not just in words and prayers, but financially as well. Times are tough, as we all know, and any help proffered is greatly appreciated and we thank EVERYONE for any support provided: be it financial, spiritual or material.
Thank you and May God bless you all as He has blessed all who knew Norman.
The Snyder Family
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