Mr. Norbert Schneider, age 78, of Newark, DE, died on Friday, January 7, 2011, at his home.
A native of Germany, Mr. Schneider was born in Darmstadt on September 25, 1932, son of the late Georg Schneider and Rosa Wonderer Schneider. While in Germany, he served in the Air National Guard and, after his family immigrated to the United States, he proudly served his new country as a member of the National Guard and, later, the US Coast Guard Auxiliary.
Mr. Schneider was a stonemason by trade and a longtime member of Bricklayers Union Local #1. A member of the Delaware Saengerbund & Library Association for many years, he had been instrumental in the buildings initial construction. In his leisure hours, he greatly enjoyed fishing, astronomy, gardening, and taking trips to Lancaster and the beach.
His wife, Johanna Bitsch Schneider, died in 2000. He is survived by his daughter, Petra Unruh (Fred) of Middletown; son, Herbert Geissler of Newark; brothers, Georg Schneider and Henry Schneider; sisters, Lilo McPeak and Erika Foster; and grandchildren, Elisabeth, Alex, and Herbie.
A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Friday, January 14th, at the Chapel of Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, where visitation will begin at 10 am. Interment will follow in the adjoining memorial park.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 92 Reads Way, Ste. 205, New Castle, DE 19720.
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