John Matthew Schneider Jr., of Lewes, DE and formerly of Newburgh, NY and Williamstown, NJ, passed away peacefully on September 11, 2017 in Milford, DE.
John was born and raised in Atlantic City and neighboring Brigantine, NJ. He attended Holy Spirit High School in Atlantic City, playing football for the Spartans. He joined the Marines in 1966, achieving the rank of Sergeant (E-5) before being honorably discharged in 1970. He spent the majority of his career working as a service technician and kerf designer for IBM in Cherry Hill, NJ and East Fishkill, NY.
John was an avid golfer, playing every course he could, and had numerous golfing buddies. He also enjoyed fishing in the bays of the Jersey shore with his father and his family, catching bluefish, flounder, and weakfish. He purchased a cake every year on November 10 to celebrate the birth of the Marine Corps, sharing it with his friends and family. With his vast knowledge of all trivia (especially history), he bested all challengers in games of Trivial Pursuit. He was a voracious reader, enjoying the works of Shelby Foote and James Michener, and was also a die-hard fan of both the Philadelphia Eagles and Flyers.
John is survived by his wife of 49 years, Patricia, his children: John and his wife Vicki-Lynn, Jennifer and her husband John, and his grandson Alex. He is pre-deceased by his parents, Jack and Lillian, and by his sister, Josephine Weisbecker.
Memorial visitation will take place on Saturday, September 30, 2017 from noon to 2:30pm at the White, Venuto & Morrill Funeral and Cremation Service, 188 N. Plank Road, Newburgh, NY. Friends are invited. A service to celebrate John’s life will commence 2:30 PM following visitation at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to one of the following charitable organizations: Hospice of Delaware, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963 (delawarehospice.org) or the Michael J. Fox Parkinson’s Foundation, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014 (michaeljfox.org)