Walter Schneider

Obituary of Walter H. Schneider

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Walter H. Schneider, age 91 of Wallkill, NY and formerly of Coldenham, NY passed away on January 14, 2021 at Garnet Health Medical Center, Middletown, NY. The son of the late George Karl and Louise M. Renner Schneider, he was born on August 23, 1929 in Middletown, NY. Walt proudly and honorably served his country in the United States Army during Korea. He worked as an electrician and technician for Central Hudson Gas & Electric in Poughkeepsie, NY. Walt was Past-President and Life Member of the Coldenham Fire Co., Member and Past-Commander of the Montgomery American Legion Post 521, Past-International President of the United Commercial Travelers, Member of the Wallkill Masonic Lodge No. 627, Past-Trustee of the Coldenham Cemetery Association, and Past-President of the Orange County Veterans Coalition. He will be dearly missed. Survivors include his loving wife, Colleen R. Schneider at home; son, Gary W. Schneider (Kathy) of Queensbury, NY; daughters, Debra S. Alwell (Kevin) of Wallkill, NY, JoAnne S. Walz (Brian) of Wallkill, NY; brother, Rudy Schneider of Tupper Lake, NY; sisters, Helen Coates of Warwick, NY, Louise Perna (Carmen) of Dunnellon, FL; grandchildren, Beth Anne, Kimberly, Heather, Garrett and Sydney; great-grandchildren, Isabel and Adalynn; nieces and nephews. Walt was predeceased by his brother, Kurt Schneider. Burial will be in the Wallkill Valley Cemetery, Walden, NY. Services will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made in Walt’s memory to the Coldenham Fire Co. Benevolent Association or Trinity Lutheran Church.
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