Walter H. Schneider, Sr.November 22, 2017
Walter H. Schneider, Sr., 78, passed away on Wednesday, November 22, 2017. He was the son of Rudolph and Ruth Schneider (nee: Bair). Mr. Schneider was born in Jersey City and lived in Bayonne for 52 years. He proudly served the nation as a member of the United States Army, and was an operating engineer for the Port Authority of NY/NJ.
Mr. Schneider served as the Cub Master for Saint Vincent de Paul Cub Scout Pack 25 during the 1980's, and also served on the Committee for Boy Scouts of America Troop 25 for many years thereafter. He enjoyed sharing his love of the outdoors and camping with young people, and was affectionately called "Uncle Walter" around Bayonne by former Scouts now in their 30's, 40's and 50's. He was loved for his tremendous sense of humor, friendliness and warmth.
He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially family vacations and boating and fishing with his sons and grandchildren.
Mr. Schneider was a loving and devoted husband and father, and is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years, Helene Schneider (nee: Draganchuk); his loving sons, Thomas and his wife, Janet, and Walter H. Schneider, Jr.; his cherished grandchildren, Maggie and Tommy; his dear sister, Arlene Elsasser; his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Ann and Anthony Scelsi; and his nieces and nephew.
Visitation will be held at the Bayonne Memorial Home on Saturday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Parastas will take place at 4:00 p.m. The funeral Liturgy will be held at 10:00 a.m. at the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church in Bayonne, followed by interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.