My Parents

Caryl and Jerry were my parents.
They were the best “Nana” and “Grampie” to our three-year-old daughter.
They were supportive in the most difficult times.
They were the ones who were always proud of what I did.
They were friends to anyone, who put effort into being a friend back.
They were lovers of dogs, especially Dobermans.
They were avid readers of all types of literature.
They were avid listeners of classical music.
They were quiet people who loved the solitude of their home on 5-wooded acres.

Caryl was my best friend and mother.
Jerry was a brew-meister, and a good one at that!!!
Caryl was fine craft collector.
Jerry was the all around best fix-it-man of anything.
Caryl was the official “Miss Manners” of the family.
Jerry was a baker of the very best rye bread.
Caryl was an award winning (and published) burger chef.
Jerry was a quiet man who had to get to know you, before he opened up.
Caryl was a woman with strong opinions,
Jerry was a man who always tried to do his best.

My parents are wonderful, caring, loving people.
My parents are missed
My parents are in my thoughts everyday, in everything I do, and everything I see around me.
These words give only a small idea of who they were. I could easily fill several volumes.
I really loved them and I really miss them!!!

Stephanie Schneiderman lost her parents, Caryl and Jerry, aboard Egypt Air 990, Nantucket, MA, on October 31, l999

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