Tony Snow Funeral Today

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Washington (AP) The funeral for former White House press secretary Tony Snow is being held in Washington this morning.

President Bush will be among those eulogizing the man who was his chief spokesman until last September.

The former columnist and talk show host at age 53 Saturday following a long battle with colon cancer.

Services will be held at Washington's Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

President Bush says snow is already sorely missed. Bush called him a good friend and valued adviser, who loved to laugh, loved his country and loved his family.

The president and wife Laura offered their personal condolences during a visit to snow's family Monday at their home in suburban Virginia.