Deborah Ann Modrow-Snook is an unforgettable woman. Growing up in New Jersey, she did it all. Debbie traveled the world hiking mountain tops and camping in the banks and valleys. She played card games with movie stars and musicians in Hollywood. Debbie’s adventurous side even took her skydiving.
Throughout Debbie’s journeys, she was constantly searching for ways that she could help others. She was dedicated to a number of causes and always wanted to help. She believed in living beyond her life and did so by donating her time and efforts to a variety of charitable organizations. Debbie donated professional clothing to single women for job interviews and coats to the homeless for warmth during the cold winter months. Debbie also had her heart set on a 600 mile bike ride for AIDs awareness. A cause that Debbie also worked with was Project Self-Sufficiency in Sussex, NJ; the T.Y.M. Foundation has continued her legacy and has donated money to the cause.
Above all else, Debbie was a great mother. In March of 2004, she took on the icy waters of her lakefront home to rescue her young son from the water. Neighboring backup was only a minute behind to assist in the rescue before she slipped away.