Obituary of Robert Wayne Schneider
Robert W. Schneider, 88, of Titusville, passed away Wednesday evening November 20, 2019 at his residence following an extended illness.
Bob was born on September 18, 1931 in Titusville, a son of the late Albert and Hazel Stufflebean Schneider. He was married to Barbara E. Antill on December 12, 1952.
Bob was a graduate of Colestock High School, class of 1952. He was a veteran at an early age of fifteen having served in the US Army in Germany until he was seventeen.
Bob was owner and operator of Schneider Insurance Agency. He had also been employed at the former Cyclops Specialty Steel Corp. He was also an officer with the Titusville City Police for eleven years and was founder of the Titusville Auxillary Police.
Bob was very active politically. He was city committeeman and 2nd vice president of the East for the Republican Party. He served on Titusville City Council for 14 years; Mayor of Titusville for 2 years; past president and current board member of the Titusville Chamber of Commerce. He was past president and a current board member of the Titusville Y.M.C.A. He also served on the “Take Pride in Titusville” Committee and was instrumental in the development of the Scheide Park Gazebo.
Bob was cofounder of the Titusville Oil Country Federal Credit Union and held various offices, including 1st treasurer, over the 27 years of service there. He was also former president of the Titusville Senior Center.
Bob was a member of the Titusville Lions Club; the Cleo J. Ross Post 368 American Legion; the Bruce Shorts Post 5958 VFW; the B.P.O. Elks No. 264; and a former member of the Jaycees.
He was a member of the Titusville Lodge No. 754 F. & A.M.; New Castle Consistory; and Zem Zem Shrine in Erie. He also served with Big Brothers and Big Sisters for 7 years.
Bob enjoyed boxing in his earlier years; was a member of the Over-the Hill Gang; and served as a Boy Scout Troop leader.
Bob was a member of the Titusville First Presbyterian Church. He had also attended Sunday School with his friend Mike Strawbridge at the First United Methodist Church.
Bob enjoyed walking, hiking, cross country skiing, reading, spending time at the cottage at Canadohta Lake, coffee every morning at the American Legion, going to his Florida home in Sebring, FL, and especially spending time with the grandchildren.
Bob is survived by his wife of Titusville; four children, Robert F. Schneider of Titusville, Dr. Jeffrey A. Schneider and companion Sheree McConnell of Girard, Randolph K. Schneider of Titusville, and Toni Schneider Daniel and husband Mark of Edinboro; the following grandchildren, Haley Irwin and husband Dr. Matthew Irwin of Dubois, Shane Schneider of Titusville, Marlee Schneider of Los Angeles, CA, Stefan Schneider of Pittsburgh, Alexa Schneider and Megan Toth of Titusville, and Aiden Daniel and Christian Daniel of Edinboro; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by six brothers, Albert, Frederick, William, Donald, Alvin and Kenneth Schneider; and a sister, Glenna Mae Arnold.
Friends may call at the Hennes-Garrett Funeral Home 203 E. Main St. Titusville on Sunday from 1 to 4 PM and attend the funeral service on Monday at 11:00 AM at the First Presbyterian Church 216 N. Franklin St. Titusville with Rev. Dr. Vaughan Smith and Mr. Thomas Newcombe officiating.
Interment will be in Union Cemetery.
The family asks that memorials be made to the charity of one’s choice.