George J. Sniezek Jr, 65, Tiverton

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George J. Sniezek Jr, 65, a life-long Tiverton resident, passed away quietly February 6 after a long illness. George, a Vietnam veteran, was the son of the late George J. Sniezek Sr of Tiverton. He is survived by his mother, Theresa Sniezek; a brother, John Sniezek; his sister, Barbara Murray and her fiancé John Irwin; his beloved niece, Kimberly Farias and her husband Jon; and a great niece Madison Murray-Forbus. He was also the uncle of the late Melissa Murray.

George graduated from Tiverton High School in 1970 and served the town as a volunteer firefighter and EMT. He joined the Air Force and served our country until he was honorably discharged from injuries.

A master electrician he owned G&S Electric, enjoyed fishing, camping, cooking, spending time with his family and helping other disabled vets. He enjoyed music, frequenting many local open mic events, and supporting his musician friend community.

George was also an old timer and proud member of a 12 step community. He was the founder of the Music for Vets annual fundraiser at Sandywoods. He volunteered at the VA Medical Center, picking up and dropping off veterans, visitors and staff, transporting thousands around campus. Additionally he was a member of the East Bay, Chapter 15, Disabled American Veterans. George will be missed by his family, friends, and in the music and veteran community.

A graveside burial service with military honors will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 25, at Pocasset Hill Cemetery, Main Rd, Tiverton, RI followed by a gathering of family and friends at noon at Sandywoods Center for the Arts, Tiverton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made George’s favorite charity - VA Medical Center, 830 Chalkstone Avenue, Providence, RI 02908 Attn: Voluntary Service (135) please put: In Memory of George Sniezek on memo line.

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