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Obituaries

WOUNDS THAT NEVER HEAL
by Barbara Guarino Kruk

We have all seen and experienced the horrific and senseless killings on the television, internet and newspapers. Hundreds of innocent lives suddenly taken by violent cowards. Can it be possible for this much hatred to exist in our world? Did it always exist but was kept silently under wraps? I find it very disturbing to believe that we live in an era where public beheadings, suicide bombings, burnings and snipers have become a normal way of life. We are almost numb to the images being played on the screen, the words describing the incident, or the interviews of the surviving victims or witnesses.
When did it become commonplace for a human being’s death to fade into obscurity? When did the outrage and horror at the senseless murder of women and children cease to shock our sensibilities?
Death is the evolution of life. Murder is the willful destruction of life. Sudden and unprovoked death is much more difficult for a family to accept than a natural death. The mind and heart have not had time to process the loss.
On July 19th, 2016, a young, handsome, loving man died. Daniel J. Snyder was born in Brookhaven Memorial Hospital thirty-two years ago. He was a happy, loveable kid with a bright future. He went through the William Floyd School system and eventually found his calling in construction. Like many young folks, Daniel struggled with the issues of life but was trying to work through them. He was a good guy who loved his family and friends. He tried to help everyone.
Daniel was father to, Daniel Jr. and Alexia, beloved son to Lisa and Joe Massaro and Roger and Theresa Snyder. He was the loving brother of Crystal and Joey and friend to all who knew him.
His family, in their grief, choose to give life to others by donating Daniel’s organs. It brought his mother comfort knowing that this life-saving donation will help give hope to others. “My son always wanted to help people. Now, even in his passing he can give the gift of life to others.”
Daniel J. Snyder had a true love of life. His caring and generosity was a gift he shared with so many. His legacy of love will last forever.
Anthony Lamberti, age 68, passed away on June 26, 2016, at St. Francis Hospital, Flower Hill, NY. Born in NYC, NY and resident of Mastic for sixty years, Anthony served honorably in the United States Army and was employed as an engineer with Grumman Aerospace, Calverton. He is survived by his wife; Sharon of Mastic, daughter; Tara Lamberti of St. James, brothers; Paul Lamberti of NYC, John Lamberti of Florida, and loyal canine companions; Pepper, Buttercup, Rusty, and Chewie. Family and friends gathered for visitation at Davin’s Funeral Home, Mastic. Interment with full military honors followed at Calverton National Cemetery, Calverton.

James F. Marsh, age 62, of Eastport, passed away on July 16, 2016. James worked for many years for Advance Auto Parts in East Moriches and will be missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his brothers, Edward Jeffries, Mark Jeffries, and George Underwood, and his sisters, Patricia Delgado and Nannie Galloger. He also leaves behind many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Visitation was held at Sinnickson’s Moriches Funeral Home. A prayer service was held at the funeral home and interment followed to Eastport Cemetery.

Christopher “Panic” Panyko, age 31, passed away suddenly on June 25, 2016 at his Mastic residence. Chris was a great guy and faithful friend, a young man who could be counted on for anything, anytime and one of the most loyal people anyone could possibly know. All children loved and adored him. In his free time, Chris loved to play video games and play basketball. Chris is survived by his siblings; Melanie (Scott) Sexton of Mastic, Patrick Panyko of Miller Place, Ed Thoomey of Shirley, Carrie Lopez of Centereach, Tara Cernacek of Brooklyn, nieces; Felicia, Samantha, Crystal, Sarah, Brianna, nephews; Joseph, Patrick, Eddie III, Kyle, Shane, Richie, great-nephew; Colton Quigley, mother; Deborah Olson, and many great friends. Chris touched the lives of so many and will be missed terribly. Family and friends gathered for visitation at Davin’s Funeral Home, Mastic. Cremation services were held at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

Daniel J. Snyder, age 32, of Shirley, died suddenly on July 19, 2016 at Stony Brook University Hospital. Daniel was born in East Patchogue and had attended William Floyd High School. He was employed in the construction field. He was a loving and caring man with a generous heart. Family and friends were so important to him. He enjoyed a particular relationship with his sister Crystal, and was a great support for her. He always tried to help others. He enjoyed music and will be sorely missed by his canine companion Tonka. Daniel is survived by his two children, Daniel Jr. and Alexia, his parents Lisa (Joe) Massaro and Roger (Theresa) Snyder and his siblings Crystal Snyder and Joey Massaro. Family and friends were welcomed during visitation at Roma Funeral Home in Shirley. Interment took place at Pinelawn Memorial Park in Farmingdale.

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