Francis Russell Snell
Age 94, passed away June 20, 2018 in Desert Hot Springs, California. The youngest of three children, Russ was born September 21, 1923 in New Castle, Indiana to Elizabeth Wenz and Thomas Boliver Snell, II. His sister, Alice, and brother, Thomas, preceded Russ in death. A veteran of WWII Russ served in the 101st Airborne. He participated in the D-Day Normandy Invasion, the Market Garden Operation, and the Battle of the Bulge. Russ earned numerous accolades and medals including the Bronze Star, a Purple Heart with two Oak Leaf Clusters, and the Good Conduct Medal. Russ is survived by his loving wife, Marjorie Anne (Delafield-Tomlin) Snell; two daughters: Jayne and Lisa; three step-children: Robert, Richard and Tanya; eleven grandchildren; six great- grandchildren; and extended family.