His list of super powers is vast and varied — building stuff, fixing things, making pancakes and more. So this Father’s Day, we honor the guy who is more than a dad. He is a true superhero.

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Pam Velazquez

My smile :-)...

by Pam Velazquez

Lauren Lockwood

I like working with my dad and he's a great mentor...

by Lauren Lockwood

Michelle Angel Bc

I was adopted as a baby, and when my adopted dad held me for the first time, I was re...

by Michelle Angel Bc

Melanie Pike

My dad was a POW in WWII in Tokyo for 3 1/2 years and was faithful in his love for th...

by Melanie Pike

Flo Long

My dad was the best. He took over being mom and dad when my mother died one week from...

by Flo Long

Scott Rohlffs

My dad is a superhero because over the years he has shown to me that no matter the tr...

by Scott Rohlffs

Charles Vandergriff

My dad was always there for me growing up. He taught me the ins and outs of photograp...

by Charles Vandergriff

Her Say

when i was 5 years old, my Dad put me on his home-built go kart in a Queens, NY, supe...

by Her Say

Steven Wilson

My Dad has been a superhero in life by raising 5 children to the best of his ability,...

by Steven Wilson

Tina Matildo

my dad use to teach me how to ride a bike i fell down and then it came a day where he...

by Tina Matildo

Janet Schultz

My Father acquired Alzhemiers in his last stages of life but one experience still mak...

by Janet Schultz

Toma Hathaway

My dad was amazing man who's life was cut way to short.Born to extremely poor and abu...

by Toma Hathaway

Alana Snider Hashbarger

My dad has been a superhero to not only me but also to my 3 sons. After my divorce, ...

by Alana Snider Hashbarger

Minister Rachel Rune

My Dad came to America from Trinidad, with little money but a desire to succeed. His ...

by Minister Rachel Rune' McGill

Miriam Levy

He is grumpy and moody especially in his old age. His grandkids are too loud and his ...

by Miriam Levy

Catherine Wilson

My dad was known as the creater.Dad went around our town and collected used items no ...

by Catherine Wilson

Romeo Randolph Flores

In Fall of '97, I sustained a catastrophic accident that rendered me comatose near 44...

by Romeo Randolph Flores

Suzanne Southard

My dad is a superhero because he has a patriotic spirit. My dad has lifted my spirits...

by Suzanne Southard

Laura Miller

My father had what I call “The Miller Charm Gene.” He could charm anyone or anyt...

by Laura Miller

Marilyn Kleiman Langolf

My Dad was my Hero! I was Daddy's Girl growing up and followed my Dad around all the...

by Marilyn Kleiman Langolf

Alan Powell

My dad is still a superhero.For most of my life I tried not to be like him because I ...

by Alan Powell

Ruby B. Ravago Dominguez

My father, Rex RAVAGO-Dominguez was youngest child of the first marriage between my G...

by Ruby B. Ravago Dominguez

Courtney Morris

My dad isn't home very often--sometimes he can only be home a few days a month. Regar...

by Courtney Morris

John Hall

My Dad is a Super hero because at this very moment he's about to lose his Battle with...

by John Hall

Harvey C. Fennell

My father married my mother who was paralyzed from the waist down. Together they had ...

by Harvey C. Fennell

Ashley Nacole Hundley

My dad is my super hero not only did he already have 4 children but after marrying my...

by Ashley Nacole Hundley

Megan Oteri

My dad was a super hero because he survived not only the Great Depression, but he liv...

by Megan Oteri

Renee Leinen Galantine

My passed away from Lung cancer 10/2010. During his 2 yrs of chemo,radiation,brain su...

by Renee Leinen Galantine

Connie Durham

We were on our first family vacation with a new member of our family, an 8 year old...

by Connie Durham

dorothy Spitzock

My dad was in the army at 18 ten then the air force at 21.He wwas also an ironworker ...

by dorothy Spitzock

Catherine Worthington

He taught me to fish, he taught me to drive, he taught me to be kind to strangers, he...

by Catherine Worthington

Elissa O

My dad was a superhero and a great dad because he didn't have to be my dad. My "real"...

by Elissa O'Brien

Terri Sturgill

My Dad was always having fun or being funny. He cared little about the judgements of ...

by Terri Sturgill

Christy Longhelt

When I was little my dad worked 3 jobs so that the kids could have food ...

by Christy Longhelt

Carolyn Smith Szafran

When I was very young he said "if you don't like something, change it and it you can'...

by Carolyn Smith Szafran

Tammy Ferriola Owens

My father is my superhero simply he was there for the family through the toughest day...

by Tammy Ferriola Owens

Alison Emery

My Dad was a professor of journalism history. He passed away before I got serious abo...

by Alison Emery

Jen K Ming

I was adopted at 4 months of age by my mom and dad. My dad was always there for me an...

by Jen K Ming

Deborah Roew

My Dad would teach us funny things to say. One that was the funniest was (and he wou...

by Deborah Roew

Heidi Zimmerman Reid

Wow - my Dad. The ultimate optimist. The king of family road trips or as we called th...

by Heidi Zimmerman Reid

Lisa Mitchell

My Dad was a superhero because he was afraid of nothing. We called him Ironman for go...

by Lisa Mitchell

Jeanie Robinson

When I was in high school, my dad suffered a pancreatic inflamation that resulted in ...

by Jeanie Robinson

Connie VanValkenburg

My dad always had a smile on his face. He loved his life, his faith, and his family. ...

by Connie VanValkenburg

John Lisa

Even though written in the present my dad is now deceased but always with me. ALL St...

by John Lisa

racquel

My dad is hero for me 35 yrs since i ws born i dont see him only picture my dad us ma...

by racquel

Jill Calhoon

My dad who will be 91 in September 17 has been with me since I was born, when I got v...

by Jill Calhoon

Lisa Strehl Mcfarland

my dad sit beside me for hours while i sat and took chemo when my hubby couldn't be t...

by Lisa Strehl Mcfarland

Sara Christine Stoner

My dad insisted his kids get college degrees because he didn't, so we did. When I was...

by Sara Christine Stoner

Sarah Verrastro-Papesh

He is deceased now...but growing up he was the best father ever. He worked 2 jobs and...

by Sarah Verrastro-Papesh

Lauren Ford

My Dad built our house, he made all of our dreams come true! ...

by Lauren Ford

Carolyn Sullivan Fillingham

My Father is my Superhero because when he was 15 his Father was killed and he had to ...

by Carolyn Sullivan Fillingham

Pat  Kirkpatrick

He was here when other dad's were not....

by Pat Kirkpatrick

Rajee Pandi

My Dad was a superhero when he saved his AIDS patient from death and lost his life....

by Rajee Pandi

Monica Constancio Ledesma

Well my dad was good.He was a great provider. However my super dad is my grandfather,...

by Monica Constancio Ledesma

Tina Hefley Telesca

My Dad is a superhero because he served almost 30 years serving his country in the Ai...

by Tina Hefley Telesca

Kris Ellsworth

My dad is a Boy Scout Super Hero! He received the Silver Beaver Reward because he is...

by Kris Ellsworth

Sheryl Willard

my dad saved my life more than once, but the most dramatic time, he saved me from bur...

by Sheryl Willard

April Richelle

My father was definitely my superhero (I referred to him as my superman.) Since I was...

by April Richelle

Jeanine Conger Dourbet

It is hard to describ a man in so few words. Dad was born in a town, that now sleeps...

by Jeanine Conger Dourbet

Cynthia Wells-Dunson

There are so many fond memories of my family as a child my mother, and two younger si...

by Cynthia Wells-Dunson

Phyllis Schaffer

I never saw his cape or the Big S on his chest, but this "super"man put in 12 hour d...

by Phyllis Schaffer

Aimee Correa

From the day my dad met my mother he has been my dad. My sister and I went on their ...

by Aimee Correa

Shirley A. Massie

My dad was the strongest man in the world to me. He demonstrated his strength when I...

by Shirley A. Massie

Judy Landon

My dad was always there for us no matter how hard things got to be. My mom was in an...

by Judy Landon

Cathie Bailey

When I was a little girl, my older sister had polio and we had an older brother. My ...

by Cathie Bailey

Donna Colucci Betancourt

Superhero....what is the meaning? I guess it differs with everyone. My father was m...

by Donna Colucci Betancourt

Jean Moore Sanderson

When I was a little girl we were so poor. My Father, a Farmer, worked three jobs. A...

by Jean Moore Sanderson

Caitlin Coughlin

My dad does everything he can to send my brother, sister and I to Catholic School. He...

by Caitlin Coughlin

Tracy Lynn Balk

My father has been an incredible man in my life! He has always taught me how to be i...

by Tracy Lynn Balk

Carolyn Harrison

My Dad, grandpa, and My Grandpa they were great men in my life. My Grandpa was in th...

by Carolyn Harrison

Constance Wolfe

As a single Dad, my father raised four daughters and worked full time. He spent count...

by Constance Wolfe

Gina Eggleston

Wayne was the least likely superhero. A life-long criminal, he decided to change his ...

by Gina Eggleston

Randall Parks

Family is everything to Dad, only God ranks higher. He, along with my mother his wife...

by Randall Parks

Patricia Naylor

My Dad was in World War II, at that time he had 3 children,Elfmon,Patricia, Carolyn,h...

by Patricia Naylor

Gary Stevenor

MY DAD WAS A CAR MAN LIKE MY GRAND FARTHER ON MY MOTHER SIDE HE OWNED A GULF GAS STAT...

by Gary Stevenor

Kim Mease

My dad is a Superhero because he ALWAYS taught me to be honest and true to myself no ...

by Kim Mease

Maria Lopez

I don't know if he was a super hero but I know that I love him very much he always wa...

by Maria Lopez

Sandi Whiddon Foil

My dad passed away when i was 9, in 1964. my mom has been mom and dad all my life. So...

by Sandi Whiddon Foil

Bruce Fontaine

My Dad was a Superhero because he taught me to search our past and keep the family tr...

by Bruce Fontaine

Verla Bruner

My Father fought in Vietnam, and while there learned how to fly, He came home a with ...

by Verla Bruner

Mary Elizalde

My Dad passed away in February 2011 from Diabetes/Heart attack He was a gentle soul...

by Mary Elizalde

Judi D. Walker

My Dad lost his hearing as a child and he taught me ways to communicate like no other...

by Judi D. Walker

Daniel Mazover

My dad was a superhero, because he always helped me out when I needed help the most....

by Daniel Mazover

Sharon Daniel Amos

My dad is always there when I need his support or advice. As a child whenever he woul...

by Sharon Daniel Amos

Amanda Zbinovec

My dad always supported me whatever I wanted to do. My dreams constantly changed, but...

by Amanda Zbinovec

Georgianna Akers

Daddy would spot a four leaf clover as his long legs swiftly carried him through the ...

by Georgianna Akers

Tammy Banta Marshall

My father died when I was three months old. But for that brief time when ever we were...

by Tammy Banta Marshall

Kim Keelor

Polio took mom away; father became alcoholic; sent to live with nuns away from siblin...

by Kim Keelor

Nellie Eileen Enoch

My dad was a wonderful man. While going to school one day I fell out of the truck and...

by Nellie Eileen Enoch

John William Duke

Dad was a little bit of everything: husband; father, Scouter; assistant minister Shri...

by John William Duke

Pete Peterson Jr

My Dad was 12 in 1947 when my Grandpa died. He quit school and with my uncle helped m...

by Pete Peterson Jr

Lydia Elliott

My Dad is a hero because he always looks for the bright side of everything! His fathe...

by Lydia Elliott

Kelly A. Tanner

My dad is always coming to the rescue with his knowledge of so many things! He is alw...

by Kelly A. Tanner

Robert Porter

MY FATHER WAS A COAL MINER FROM EASTERN KY HE WAS ALSO A PREACHER HE SAVED MY LIFE AT...

by Robert Porter

David Savage

My Brother was born in 1952 with a rare blood disorder. 18 months later I was born w...

by David Savage

Cherie Hamby Kasper

My Dad passed away just about a year ago now. He grew up in his teenage years with ju...

by Cherie Hamby Kasper

Brenda Parker

My dad is a superhero for many reasons. He served for 20 years in the Navy, then went...

by Brenda Parker

Phyllis Pasterczyk

My dad was a hero fighting in WWII. He provided for his family and was always there ...

by Phyllis Pasterczyk

anthony

My dad is a superhero because he put up with a lot of crap when he was in the milita...

by anthony

Tanna Patton Kyburz

Dad served as a surgical assistant in Vietnam! He came back to the states, married a...

by Tanna Patton Kyburz

Debra Miller

My Dad grew up poor, took a job at 13 and supported his parents as long as they were ...

by Debra Miller

Pearl Boswell

My step dad has been a real father from day one. Even when it would have been easier ...

by Pearl Boswell

Kathleen Leadley

With his crony friend who should not have been driving, he and my dad would go” ove...

by Kathleen Leadley

Robert Duncan

92 years old, 4th oldest of 14, WWII Vet, received Purple Heart and Bronze Star fight...

by Robert Duncan

Marilyn Jean Giese

My Dad grew up in a family with three sisters and they all loved him. That alone qual...

by Marilyn Jean Giese

Cid Lang

My dad is 87 years old and he skis every day (when there is snow). He's the oldest pe...

by Cid Lang

Connie McCarty Louden

My Dad served in the armed forces since he was 16. He served in the Navy, Air Force a...

by Connie McCarty Louden

Jim Gordon

He served in the Navy Reserve and active Navy for over 50 years. WW1, between the war...

by Jim Gordon

Pat Walstrom Sprague

My dad was always there when I needed him. He owned a weekly newspaper and print sho...

by Pat Walstrom Sprague

Kyleen Jiannine

Daddy was THE SUPERHERO of ALL SUPERHEROES !! He was born in 1919 and worked his way...

by Kyleen Jiannine

Rebecca Jackson

My dad is truly a superhero. No matter the situation he never loses his cool and he i...

by Rebecca Jackson

Carol Lee Owen

My Dad was a funny man with a very low-keyed, subtle sense of humor that made the ast...

by Carol Lee Owen

Jamia Geer

My father was no superhero, though he did possess a nearly unnatural ability to disap...

by Jamia Geer

Jim Cole

My dad came from rich to poor and pulled himself back up to become a success in busin...

by Jim Cole

Jan Harris Rabinowitz

We lost my dad 30 years ago May 14th of this year, at the young age of 56. I was a d...

by Jan Harris Rabinowitz

Cindy Salgy Pribnow

My late father, Ivan, had many challenges in his life. He left Croatia at 13 to join ...

by Cindy Salgy Pribnow

Lesley Lawrence

My Dad continues his superhero activity! Growing up, he helped design the Saturn V, a...

by Lesley Lawrence

Matt Saxton

My dad was an awesome mechanic and passed much of his talent to my brothers and me....

by Matt Saxton

Kristen Clark Vyas

For the Father's Day contest, I am submitting a story about my Father's strange famil...

by Kristen Clark Vyas

Ruth J. Veillon

When I hear the term “super hero,” I envision a larger than life, fictional chara...

by Ruth J. Veillon

Darlene Hill Burbine

My late Father, Donald E. Hill told us that his Father, Louis Blanchard Hill's ancest...

by Darlene Hill Burbine

David Deborah Burgard

My Dad is my superhero because it seems he is still watching over me even though he h...

by David Deborah Burgard

Ma Motts

dad taught me to be me, I was born unique and should live that way to-...

by Ma Motts

Randy Seaver

My dad was about the biggest baseball fan and baseball coach I ever met. He was a ca...

by Randy Seaver

Dave Young

Those that know me know that I’ve always had a love for fictional heroes: Optimus ...

by Dave Young

Roger Elliott

My father was captured in WW2 Rainbow,232 infantry by the Germans. He never talked ab...

by Roger Elliott

Beth Henderson-Tadeson

After my dad retired from being a school-teacher, he embarked on a second education ...

by Beth Henderson-Tadeson

Nancy Estrem Kramm

My dad was in the Navy in Pacific during WWII. He was a Fireman on a rescue tug. (USS...

by Nancy Estrem Kramm

Everett Campbell

My dad was the 1st to support himself by work ...

by Everett Campbell

Corlis Ann Tindel

My dad was a superhero when he took care of my momma who had Cancer and me I have Lup...

by Corlis Ann Tindel

Delia Pacheco

Although dad was in my life only a short 7 years, he brought us through the war keepi...

by Delia Pacheco

Hope Tramont

My Dad turned 85 last week. He never seems to stop or slow down. One project after an...

by Hope Tramont

Dawn Borrett

Dad has been gone for a number of years now, but one thing he did instill in me was t...

by Dawn Borrett

Lisa Morelli Starr

My dad was a weekend dad that took me to the best amusement parks and carvel on a reg...

by Lisa Morelli Starr

Sandy Hollifield

My dad was a simple man with generous love and only after becoming an adult did I rea...

by Sandy Hollifield

Stephen Graveman

My dad has a heart surgery coming up, and it's been making me think about him lately....

by Stephen Graveman

Heather Nelson

Superman has kryptonite. The Hulk has anger. Batman has a damaged past. My dad has Pa...

by Heather Nelson

Ashlea Cherie Singleton

My dad served in the National Guard for 36 years, including a tour in Iraq. Just as h...

by Ashlea Cherie Singleton

Karen Owens

My dad served as a volunteer EMT through my entire childhood and supported my desire ...

by Karen Owens

Mike Sykes

I grew up with no Dad. It was with Ancestry.Com's help that I have discovered who my...

by Mike Sykes

Joe Shannon

My Dad was not a perefect Dad growing up we are a lot closer know since we sat down a...

by Joe Shannon

Stephanie Gee

My father passed away in April, but I still find myself saying, "Thank, you, Daddy," ...

by Stephanie Gee

Amanda Morales

My Dad stepped up and took care of me and my two siblings when my mother decided she ...

by Amanda Morales

Dreama Jeantet

My dad was my absolute hero! His passing was especially difficult, he had always been...

by Dreama Jeantet

Thea Marise Tingstad Parker

My dad was not a classic hero. When I asked him what he did, he told me he dug ditche...

by Thea Marise Tingstad Parker

Julie Long

My Dad was an alcoholic,and went through rehab and was sober for 32 yrs before he die...

by Julie Long

Liz Rasmussen

I wish my dad had been a super hero but he wasn't, he was a drunk. My Grand Dad on th...

by Liz Rasmussen

Kimberly Lofton Branyan

My dad is definitely my hero on several levels. Firstly he's my dad, always protecti...

by Kimberly Lofton Branyan

Kay Jones

My Dad died back in 1967, but what he left for me was, the gene to go back and to fin...

by Kay Jones

Laura Higgins-dassance

my dad was a superhero because he always made things right! As a daughter with three ...

by Laura Higgins-dassance

Carol Pullum

My dad was a superhero because besides being a wonderful father, he fought and died f...

by Carol Pullum

Jennifer Francis

My father is not only my superhero, he is the reason I got into genealogy. Despite b...

by Jennifer Francis

Kelly Clare

He was a police officer his entire life (retiring as Captain), has buried a child, ha...

by Kelly Clare

Susan Dudley McMorrine

My dad is a superhero. He is 82 years young and still works 7 days a week and long ho...

by Susan Dudley McMorrine

Samantha O

My father is really my grandfather, and he adopted me even when he didn't have to. I ...

by Samantha O'Brochta

Janet Rector Tennison

My dad received a silver star during World War II. He retrieved an injured soldier f...

by Janet Rector Tennison

Jane Cooper

My dad is a Vietnam Vet (Bronze Star)...

by Jane Cooper

Andrea Gladwin Mattarelliano

My dad has always been a super hero to me, as i little girl, I would look up to him ,...

by Andrea Gladwin Mattarelliano

Nikki Dority

My dad is a superhero because even at the age of 37 married with children he can stil...

by Nikki Dority

Jennifer Haaland Lieder

Once upon a time my father mowed over my sunflower by accident. 25 years later ther...

by Jennifer Haaland Lieder

Dawn Few Meehan

My grandpa is my superhero because he stepped in when my biological father didn't wan...

by Dawn Few Meehan

Darren Larsen

When I was very young, I would often accompany my Dad when he would go visit the elde...

by Darren Larsen

Tracy Pickett Keel

My father has been battling heart disease for twenty years now. Through all of his pa...

by Tracy Pickett Keel

Diane Margolis-Baum

My grandfather Marty took on the role of dad, in my life and he was my superhero. He ...

by Diane Margolis-Baum

Stephanie Bixby

My dad was this big teddy bear that could make any little girl feel safe and happy. H...

by Stephanie Bixby

Alan Naftzger

Dad gave me a sense of honor, a strong work ethic, and taught me the difference betwe...

by Alan Naftzger

Suzanne Oliver Millett

My dad is a superhero to me because he has always made us laugh to keep our spirits u...

by Suzanne Oliver Millett

Nick Cifuentes

My father is a hero to me, he's bestowed upon me his strength, will and creativity, a...

by Nick Cifuentes

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