This memorial website was created in memory of Colonel Albert Snell - son, brother, husband, father, step-father, grandfather & great-grandfather. Also known as Al, Willard, Granddad and Grundal. We will remember him forever.

Posted by Tom, Snell on July 16, 2019
Safe travel brother mine
Posted by Sharon Enright on January 22, 2019
I have such special memories of Al and Janie over many years, including crashing their honeymoon in Carmel in (I think) December of 1960. Mom and Dad took Rory and me to Carmel after Christmas, and we visited Mim Godwin. Janie and Al, who had just gotten married, were staying with Mim, so we all had a picnic on the beach.
I lived in Washington D.C. for seven years in the 1970's, and I was often invited to Janie and Al's for dinner. They were both the best surrogate parents--generous with their time and advice. (Al and I did not always see eye to eye politically, but he was patient with me and always a good listener.)
I am saddened by Al (and Janie's) passing, but as I look at the wonderful photos that have been posted, I realize they had a very good life. None of us can ask for more than that.
Happy Trails Al,
Sharon Enright
Posted by Jim Moore on January 19, 2019
To my friend, mentor, and fellow Marine tanker: Al, you were an inspiration to me from the first time I met you in May of 1960 at my home in Walnut Creek. Your help in the Marine Corps and friendship in all the intervening years has meant so much to me.
Semper Fi,
Jim Moore

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Posted by Tom, Snell on July 16, 2019
Safe travel brother mine
Posted by Sharon Enright on January 22, 2019
I have such special memories of Al and Janie over many years, including crashing their honeymoon in Carmel in (I think) December of 1960. Mom and Dad took Rory and me to Carmel after Christmas, and we visited Mim Godwin. Janie and Al, who had just gotten married, were staying with Mim, so we all had a picnic on the beach.
I lived in Washington D.C. for seven years in the 1970's, and I was often invited to Janie and Al's for dinner. They were both the best surrogate parents--generous with their time and advice. (Al and I did not always see eye to eye politically, but he was patient with me and always a good listener.)
I am saddened by Al (and Janie's) passing, but as I look at the wonderful photos that have been posted, I realize they had a very good life. None of us can ask for more than that.
Happy Trails Al,
Sharon Enright
Posted by Jim Moore on January 19, 2019
To my friend, mentor, and fellow Marine tanker: Al, you were an inspiration to me from the first time I met you in May of 1960 at my home in Walnut Creek. Your help in the Marine Corps and friendship in all the intervening years has meant so much to me.
Semper Fi,
Jim Moore
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Dad’s Magnificent Send-off

Shared by Hattie Hanert on July 14, 2019

July 10, 2019

What a special day!  Dad was interred at Arlington National Cemetery with dignity, respect and grace - as he desired. He would have been so proud of this day —-I was honored to be there with brother Tom & sister Sally for this extraordinary event.  Others attending included granddaughter Jennie, dear friends Marianne & Jeff Salmon; nephew (and name sake) Albert Snell (and his loving and generous wife Mary), and step-grandchildren Aaron & Sherry. His brother Thomas Snell (and sister-in-law Louise) was there in spirit.

Fathers Day

Shared by Hattie Hanert on June 16, 2019

Thinking of you today with love, Hattie

A Favorite Jazz Recording

Shared by Tom Snell on February 20, 2019

From his youth Dad was a fan of what is now called "early jazz." He was especially fond of the opening of "West End Blues" by Louis Armstrong and his Hot Five. Dad especially admired Armstrong's 15-second trumpet intro.