Helen R. Schnitzer
November 26, 1924 ‒ June 26, 2017
MANSFIELD: Helen R. Schnitzer passed away Monday, June 26, 2017 while living with her daughter in Florida. She was 92.
She was born November 26, 1924 to parents Clarence & Meriam (Holtzworth) Smythe in Pittsburgh, PA. Helen graduated from Wimauma High School in Florida with the class of 1942.
On June 19, 1943, she married Richard E. Schnitzer and they shared 57 wonderful years of marriage until he passed away in 2001. Now they are together again.
Helen was a member of Resurrection Parish and recently was attending St. Timothy Catholic Church in Lutz, Florida. She was also a lifetime member of T.O.P.S.
Helen took pleasure in being a homemaker. She was involved in many family activities. Her hobbies included crocheting, knitting, bingo and gardening. Helen cherished her family above all.
She is survived by sons Richard (Mary Lou) Schnitzer, Gary (Janice) Schnitzer and Terry (Theresa) Schnitzer; daughter Janice Kelly; 6 grandchildren; 2 step-granddaughters; 3 great-grandchildren with one on the way; brother Howard (Barbara) Smythe; sister-in-law Shirley Schummer and brother-in-law Ralph Curtis. In addition to her loving husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and sisters Mildred and Betty.
The Schnitzer family will receive friends Friday, June 30, 2017 from 4-7 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 10 a.m. in Resurrection Parish. Rev. Father Nelson Beaver will officiate. Burial will follow in Mansfield Catholic Cemetery.
Contributions in her memory may be made at the funeral home. Please make checks payable to Alzheimer’s Association or HPH Hospice.
Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Helen’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them – or watch her tribute video – at SnyderFuneralHomes.com
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