William A. Szalma ✵ 1922-2002

William A. Szalma

Name at birth:  William A. Szalma
Date of birth:  20 August 1922
Place of birth:  Twin Rocks Pa. USA
Date of death:  8 January 2002
Place of death:  Hainesport N. J. USA
Resting place:  Mt Holly Cemetery Mt. Holly N.J. USA
Submitted by:  Lynda Szalma   (



Dad I really Miss you


God looked around his garden and he found an empty place
He then looked down upon this earth and saw your face.
He put his arms around you and lifted you to rest.
Gods garden must be beautiful he always takes the best
He knew that you were in pain. He knew that you would
never get well on earth again.So he closed your weary
eyelids and whispered Peace be thine. He then took you
up to heaven with hands gentle and so kind. It broke our
hearts to lose you but you did not go alone. For part
of us went with you the day God called you home.


There was a special place in life
that needed my humble skill
a certain job I was meant to do
that no one else could fill
The hours were demanding
and the pay was not so good
and yet I wouldn’t have changed it
for a moment if I could
There was a special place in life
a goal I had to attain
a dream I had to follow
for I won’t be back again
There is a mark that I must leave
however small it be
a legacy of love for those
who follow after me
There was a special place in life
that only I could share
a little path that bears my name
it was awaiting me somewhere
There was a hand that I must hold
a word that I had to say
a smile that I had to give
for there are tears to blot away
There was a special place in life
that I was meant to fill
a sunny spot where flowers grow
upon a windy hill
There’s not always a tomorrow
and the best is yet to be
and somewhere in the world I know
there was a place for me
You came along when I needed you most
you held my hand you held me close
You showed me that tomorrow the sun will shine
and that life isn’t bad all the time.
You gave me a hug when I needed it most
Whether virtual or real
Somehow you always seemed to know just how I feel
You gave me a shoulder to lean on
When I felt too weak to stand alone
You helped me see that I am strong and I was never on my own
For all that you did for me I am so very grateful
and each night I find the brightest star and thank God
for giving me a friend with such a caring heart
Even though we are so far apart
you are always here with me in my heart
I think about you every day
and all the things I’d like to say
Even though the sky between us lies
that can’t stop me from sending a hug and a hi
I miss you

I sure do miss you when you’re not with me
When you’re not around my ups turn to downs
When you’re not around my smiles turn to frowns
When you’re not here there’s not much cheer
And without you there’s not much to do
Without you life’s no fun don’t you see
Without you I’m not quite me
I sure do miss you when you’re not with me


If tomorrow starts without me
and I’m not there to see
if the sun should rise and find your eyes
all filled with tears for me

I wish so much you wouldn’t cry
the way you did today
while thinking of the many things
we didn’t get to say

I know how much you love me
as much as I love you
and each time that you think of me
I know you’ll miss me too

But when tomorrow starts without me
Please try to understand
that an angel came and called my name
and took me by the hand

And said my place was ready
in heaven far above
and that i’d have to leave behind
all those I dearly love

But as I turned to walk away
a tear fell from my eye
for all my life I’d awways thought
I didn’t want to die

I had so much to live for
so much left yet to do
it seemed almost impossible
that I was leaving all of you

I thought of all the yesterdays
the good ones and the bad
the thought of all the love we shared
and all the fun we had

If i could relive yesterday
just even for awhile
I’d say good-bye and kiss you all
and maybe see a smile

But then I fully realized
that this could never be
for emptiness and memories
would take the place of me

And when I thought of worldly things
I might miss come tomorrow
I thought of you and when I did
my heart was filled with sorrow

But when I walked through heavens gate
I felt so much at home
when God looked down and smiled at me
from his great golden throne

He said “this is eternity”
and all I’ve promised you
today your life on earth is past
but here life starts a new

I promise no tomorrow
but today will always last
and since each days the same
theres no longing for the past

You have been so faithful
so trusting and so true
though there were times you did
some things you knew you shouldn’t do

But you have been forgiven
and now at last your free
so won’t you come and take my hand
and share my life with me

So when tomorrow starts without me
don’t think we’re far apart
for every time you think of me
I’m right here in your heart

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