Dale Brooks Schneider, Sr.
November 23, 1924 – August 4, 2014
Dale Brooks Schneider, Sr., age 89, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 4, 2014.
Born in Elkton, Maryland on November 23, 1924, Dale Sr, was a son of the late John H. and Hester B. Schneider. He proudly served his country in the Maryland Army National Guard, where he achieved the rank of SGT. He made his career as a carpenter, working in the construction industry for many years prior to his retirement.
Dale Sr. had been an active member of the local Kiwanis Club and, until most recently was very active with the Boy Scouts of America, for a total of 52 years of active Scout participation. An avid baseball fan, following his retirement, he cheerfully worked for the Wilmington Blue Rocks for 21 years.
Loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, he is survived by his wife of 65 years, Helen Cole Schneider; children, Dale B. Schneider, Jr. (Cindy) of New Castle, Linda S. Schneider of New Castle, Ruth A. Bertollo (Paul) of Middletown, Daniel L. Schneider (Annette) of Lincolnton, NC and Thomas A. Schneider of New Castle; brothers, Jack and Bruce Schneider and a sister Kay Kunsmann, all of Elkton MD; 8 grandchildren; and 5 great grandchildren.
A visitation will be held from 6 pm until 8 pm on Friday evening, August 8, 2014 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 am on Saturday morning, August 9, 2014, at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Boys Scouts of America, Delmarva Chapter, 912 Justison St., Wilmington, DE 19801.