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Helen C. Schneider

November 18, 1925 - November 21, 2019

          Helen C. Schneider, age 94, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 21, 2019.

          Born in Bridgeton, NJ on November 18, 1925, she was a daughter of the late Huey and Ruth (Newkirk) Cole.  Helen worked as a school bus driver in the Colonial School District.  Throughout her many years as a bus driver she touched the lives of many children.

          Helen loved to sew and will be remembered for always humming.  She had a huge loving heart and was always willing to help anyone with a place to stay, including stray animals.  Above all, Helen will be remembered for her generous heart, as a loving mom, grandmother and dear friend to many.

          In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Dale Brooks Schneider, Sr.; son, Dale B. Schneider, Jr.; daughter, Linda S. Schneider; and several siblings.  Helen is survived by her children, Ruth A. Bertollo (Paul), Daniel L. Schneider (Annette) and Thomas A. Schneider; daughter-in-law, Cindy Schneider; 8 grandchildren; and 7 great grandchildren.

          A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Wednesday, November 27, 2019, in the chapel of Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11 am.  Interment will follow in the adjoining cemetery.

          In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Helen’s memory to A.I DuPont Children’s Hospital, 1600 Rockland Road, Wilmington, DE 19803.

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  • I am so sorry for your loss

  • So sorry for your families loss what a wonderful lady I have nothing but good memories of Mrs Schneider she was always there when we were getting ready for a camping trip in scouts God Bless you and your family

  • Ruth, Tommy and family – I’m so sorry for your loss. My heart is with all of you during this difficult time. With deepest sympathy, Robin Roberts, longtime neighbor and friend

  • Sending my love with you to all those welcoming you. RIP Aunt Helen, You will be greatly missed but always remembered and loved.

  • I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of Mrs Schneider. I worked with her briefly as one of her therapists at Churchman Village and she was so sweet and funny, and a joy to work with. My deepest condolences to her loved ones during this difficult time. -2 Corinthians 1:3,4

  • So sorry for your loss