Daniel H. Schneider
January 27, 1937 ‒ May 01, 2021
MANSFELD: Daniel H. Schneider, age 84, of Mansfield passed away Saturday, May 1, 2021 in his home with his devoted wife, by his side.
He was born January 27, 1937 to the late Peter and Magdalena (Enis) Schneider and graduated from Mansfield Senior High School in 1955.
Daniel served four years active duty in the U.S. Marine Corps and was honorably discharged with the rank of Sergeant.
The son of immigrants, Daniel’s parents fled Europe during WWII when he was just a two-year old boy. They were fortunate to move to Mansfield where Daniel’s uncle owned the Park Avenue Bakery. Daniel’s father worked for and later bought the business moving the bakery to Orange Street and renaming it Schneider’s Olde World Bakery. His life’s work, Daniel grew up in and eventually purchased the bakery in 1975 and ran it until his retirement in 2013. Not an easy profession, Danny’s niece said that “uncle Dan is always tired!”
When he wasn’t working he was busy playing. Danny had many interests. He was a member of the Ontario Christian Fellowship, and a social member AMVETS Post #26. He was interested in photography since his early teens and was a member of the Richland Camera Club, earning many awards for his art. In addition to being a licensed pilot, Danny built and flew radio controlled airplanes. He had a passion for sailing starting at the Clear Fork Reservoir, graduating to Lake Erie and then taking multiple voyages in the Caribbean. Dan enjoyed scuba diving and was a real history buff discussing books and his knowledge with friends and neighbors. He was a ham radio operator and was unique in that Dan communicated with people from all over in Morse code.
This soft spoken, quiet man will be remembered for his great sense of adventure and his captivating spirit.
He is survived by his adoring wife Barbara (Mason) Schneider whom he married November 7, 1987; children Benjamin (Shannon) Tither of Mansfield, Steve Schneider of Mansfield, and Tony Schneider of Lexington; grandchildren Ericka (Ryan) Hopkins, Ashlea (Cody) Schneider, and Michael (Kacey) Schneider; great grandchildren Gabe and Adrian, and Maurice Hopkins; sisters Carol (Larry) Keifer of Mansfield, Kay Trine (Ed May) of Lucas; sister-in-law Nancy Hutchins of Mansfield and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Daniel was preceded in death by a son and daughter-in-law Chris and Patty Schneider, and brothers-in-law Jim Trine and Tom Knapp.
Friends may call Thursday, May 6, 2021 from 11 am- 1 pm in the Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where the funeral service honoring the life of Daniel H. Schneider will follow at 1 pm. Pastor Kenneth Wright will officiate and burial will follow in Mansfield Cemetery.
Memorial donations in his memory may be made to HomeCare Matters Hospice.
Online condolences may be made to the family at snyderfuneralhomes.com