Cathleen M. Kaus Snyder

November 28, 1959 - March 26, 2007



 

Cathy Kaus Snyder
 

 

Cathy crossed over on Monday, March 26, 2007 after a long bout with cancer.
She was born in Erie Pa, daughter of Charles and Clara Mae Kaus. Sister to Tony, 
Christopher and Connie Kaus. 
Loving wife to Russell Snyder and mother to Russell, Keith and Bruce Kaus.
She joins her husband Russell , father Charles and brother Christopher in heaven.
Leaving here on Earth, her 3 sons, grandmother Mary Bennett, her mother, sister, brother
and loving family and friends.


Memorial service was held at Dusckas Funeral Home.

A Mother Holds Her Children's Hand for a while....
Their Hearts Forever.

Do Not Stand at My Grave And Weep
I Am Not There; I Do Not Sleep,
I Am A Thousand Winds That Blow.
I Am The Diamond Glints On Snow.
I Am The Gentle Autumn Rain
When You Awaken in The Morning's Hush
I Am The Swift Uplifting Rush
Of Quiet Birds In Circled Flight
I Am The Soft Star That Shines At Night
Do Not Stand At My Grave And Cry
I Am Not There; I Did Not Die.


 

Memories

 Thoughts and prayers go out to Cathy's family and friends. 
Although gone from our sight, she will always have a place in our hearts. Please share your photos and memories by emailing them to memories@lifeeverafter.com

 
 
March 27, 2007
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Ronald Betty Palmer (Nalcrest, FL)

March 27, 2007
May God comfort each and every family member and friend in this time of sorrow.
Ann Marie Barnett (Natrona Heights)

March 28, 2007
Our deepest sympathy to your family
Diane Chambers & Family (Erie, PA)

My heart goes out to the entire family especially Aunt Clara Mae, Connie, Tony and family, Russ, Keith and Bruce. My prayers are with you and Cathy. May God grant all the family and Cathy peace and strength through Him.
Melissa Sinko (Bennett) (Frederick, MD)

March 28, 2007
I wrote this poem for Cathy years ago, and still believe it is every bit a deep, true reflection of our relationship and love for one another. I share it here as a memorial to her, and in hopes that her family will appreciate the love I will carry in my heart forever. I will never have another friend like her.
 

FOR CATHY

I LOOK THROUGH A WINDOW AND WHAT DO I SEE?
A WOMAN WHO TRULY REMINDS ME OF ME.

I SEE A SOUL SEARCHING FOR ANSWERS EACH DAY,
AND KNOW THAT I’M SEEKING IN MUCH THE SAME WAY.

I SEE SOMEONE LOVING, UNSELFISH AND KIND,
SOMEONE WITH A BIG HEART AND A QUICK-WITTED MIND,

A WOMAN WHO SITS BACK AND TAKES EVERYTHING IN,
BUT WHO IS ANXIOUS AS WELL TO HELP AND PITCH IN.

STILL SHE WAITS FOR SOME INVITATION OR SIGN
TO SIGNAL HER EFFORTS ARE NOT OUT OF LINE.

AND THOUGH WE’RE ALIKE, THERE ARE DIFFERENCES, TOO
BUT THEY AREN’T REALLY APPARENT IN WHAT WE FEEL AND DO.

THEY ARE MORE IN THE WAY WE LOOK AND HOW WE SEE
OURSELVES AND EACH OTHER IN THIS WORLD’S REALITY.

IN HER I SEE BEAUTY, A FAIR DAINTY SPRITE,
FULL OF SUCH KINDNESS, PURITY OF SPIRIT, AND TRUE LIGHT.

BUT DOES SHE SEE THOSE QUALITIES IN THE MIRROR EVERY DAY?
OR DOES SHE QUESTION HER VALUE AND FEEL SHE’S IN THE WAY?

I DON’T WANT HER TO FEEL UNIMPORTANT OR THINK SHE’S GETTING OLD
I NEED HER TO KNOW SHE IS MY FRIEND, AND WORTH HER WEIGHT IN GOLD.

WHEN I LOOK IN THE MIRROR, I SEE ALL FAT AND NO STYLE
WHAT SHE SEES IN ME IS SOMEONE WHO CAN MAKE HER SMILE.

SHE IS NEVER TOO CRITICAL, ALWAYS GIVES MY SPIRIT A LIFT.
HER ENCOURAGING WORDS HAVE BEEN ONE OF THIS LIFE’S GREATEST GIFTS.

SHE LIKES TO TELL ME THAT I MAKE HER LAUGH, TOO
QUITE HONESTLY THAT IS ONE OF THE THINGS I REALLY LOVE TO DO.

FOR YOU SEE, WHEN SHE SMILES-THIS GLORIOUS FRIEND-
IT’S LIKE SEEING THE POT OF GOLD AT THE RAINBOW’S END.

BUT SOMETIMES WE BOTH FEEL LONELY, OR WORSE…
TRAPPED IN A WORLD WHERE MONEY AND POSSESSIONS ALWAYS COME FIRST.

BUT DEEP INSIDE WE KNOW TRUE WEALTH CAN ONLY BE FOUND
IN A HEART WHERE LOVE, JOY, AND PEACE CAN ABOUND.

IT IS HARD TO ADMIT THE ONE REAL TRUTH OF LIFE:
THERE IS NO LIGHT WITHOUT DARKNESS AND NO HOPE WITHOUT STRIFE.

IT IS EASY TO GET CAUGHT UP IN LIFE’S DARKER SIDE…
TO GIVE UP THE STRUGGLE AND GET WASHED OUT WITH THE TIDE.

BUT I THANK GOD FOR THAT WINDOW, THAT RARE BOND BETWEEN FRIENDS
THAT LETS ME DRAW STRENGTH FROM HER WHEN I’M AT MY WIT’S END.

SO I SIT AT THAT WINDOW WHEN I’M SAD AND I’M BLUE,
AND I SIT THERE EACH TIME I FEEL HAPPINESS, TOO

I JUST OPEN THE SHUTTERS WIDE AND I’M NEVER ALONE
FOR YOU SEE THIS SPECIAL WINDOW ISN’T PART OF MY HOME.

NO MEASURE OF MILES OR DISTANCE CAN KEEP US APART,
FOR THAT WOMAN HOLDS A PLACE IN THE WINDOW OF MY HEART.
Angel (Barnett) Lloyd (Timblin, PA)

Stopping by with a memory of Christmas 2009

December 2010
Wishing  a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.  Please remember our loved ones during this holiday season.

October 3, 2011
Tonight your mother Clara joins you in heaven. She is finally without pain.
We are sad, but we know that one day we will see you all again.
I add her to the list of members here at Life Ever After. Clara Kaus

 
Nov. 28, 2011
Cathy,
Today I turn 62. You are 52. These roses are for you.
 

Hoping that your birthday in heaven is surrounded by your family and loved ones. I'll be there one day and we can celebrate together.
Margaret
 

Stopping by to wish a
 
 
Remember our loved ones this year.

 

from your family  May 13, 2012

 

March 26, 2013
Today is the 6th year of your passing. Where does the time go? It just seems like yesterday you and your mom were at your grandmothers house. Now all three of you are together and with my parents.
Save a place for me Cathy, I will be there when my time comes.
 

Margaret

 

May 12, 2013

Nov. 28, 2013
Happy Birthday Cathy.
There is snow on the ground and today is Thanksgiving Day. Your family is probably fixing dinner as mine is. I have a birthday cake and got presents, an electric can opener that I really wanted and some red fuzzies to wear around the house. I need them in this cold weather. Wishing you have a good birthday with your family in Heaven and that your family on Earth remembers you as well.

 

from your family.

Feb. 14, 2014
   

 
 

March 26, 2014

As the snow falls on this anniversary of Kathy's passing, the sun shines.
Reassurance that everything will be alright. Just have faith.

 

 
 
 

 

Mayb 11, 2014

 

November 28, 2014
Happy Birthday Cathy,

Today is a special day for me. I am 65 and I am going to get my senior bus pass. This way I can ride the bus all over town for free. One of the perks of reaching 65.

Your family celebrates your day here on Earth.
 

 

 

 

 
March 26, 2015

Your family thinks of you and misses you.

 

 

May 8, 2016
HAPPY MOTHERS DAY MOM I THINK OF U EVERYDAY. I MISS U SO MUCH. LIVN LIFE LIKE NOT WHO U WERE OR WAS BUT WHO U ARE. I LOVE ND MISS U HUGS KISSES ND PRAYERS. LOVE U MOM HAPPY MOTHERS DAY ND RIP.
Russell
 

 
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