Semper Fidelis
  • Born on July 19, 1922 in Rochester, Minnesota, United States.
  • Passed away on December 15, 2018 in Fairfax, Virginia, United States.

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 Sharon Enright on 22nd January 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 19th January 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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