CENTER OSSIPEE, N.H. ó Donald C. Schneider, 71, formerly of Dublin, passed away unexpectedly, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2008, at his home.

A memorial service is scheduled for 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 9, 2008, at Harrell Funeral Home in Dublin. Burial will follow in Cottonwood Cemetery in Dublin.

Mr. Scneider was born on Dec. 4, 1936, in Farmingham, Mass., he was the son of Norman and Sigrid (Benson) Schneider. A US Army veteran, Don served in the 864th Engineering Battalion, where he met his late wife, Margerie (Pope) Schneider. He was a master plumber and a gifted handyman all of his adult life. In 1993, he married Susanna (Montabano) Schneider.

Don was an avid bass fisherman. He served as past President of the Stephenville Bass Club, which is known for itís many charitable works. He was also a member of the Green Water Wizards, of Hudson, Mass.

Mr. Schneider was preceded in death by his brother, David Schneider.

Survivors include his wife, Susanna, of Center Ossipee, N.H.; children, Paul Schneider of Stephenville, Don Schneider, Jr., of San Angelo, Kelly Schneider Zimmerman Connally of Dublin, Greg Schneider of Glen Rose, Michael Carey McMicken of Austin, and the late Malinda McMicken Henson; stepchildren, Mary Jo Gagliani, Kathleen Schofield, Doreen McCluskey, and Paul McCluskey all of Massachusetts. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Jeffery and Ashley Schneider, Zac and Zane Zimmerman, William C. Connally, Heather and Haley Henson, Jessica, Nicholas, Richie, and Zachary Schofield; three great-grandchildren, Kelvin, Bella, and Ashleigh Schneider; and a sister, Carol Capen of Massachusetts.

Published March 6, 2008

Stephenville Empire-Tribune