Joseph A. Schneider
Joseph A. Schneider
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Joseph A. Schneider, 76 of Ambler died Wednesday in the Chestnut Hill Hospital Philadelphia.

Born in Norristown, PA, he was the son of the late R. Floyd and Marguerite (nee Gambone) Schneider and was predeceased by his Brothers Ralph "Bones" F. and Herbert Schneider and his sister Mary Lou Heckler.
Joe was a Graduate of Ambler High School and attended Temple University. He served in the US Army .
He was the owner and operator of Schneider Electric electrical contractors in Ambler.
Mr. Schneider was a member of Rotary Club of Ambler where he served as the Auctioneer for many fund raising activities. He belonged to the William Boulton Dixon Post #10 of the American Legion in Fort Washington, PA. Joe was an active member of the Fort Washington Fire Company joining in 1967 and helped to build the George Haggar Fire Training Center that was dedicated in 1971. Joe joined the Wissahickon Fire Company of Ambler in 1957 and served as a line officer for many years prior to serving as Fire Chief from 1972 to 1975 and 1977 to 1984 and as President from 1985 to 1987 and 2000 to 2001.
He is survived by his sister Ann S. Donaldson of Ambler, his brother George Schneider and his wife Patricia of Maple Glen and his nieces and nephews Robert Schneider, Stephanie Sample, George Schneider, Allison Schneider, Mallen Hopkins, Sandra Byrne and Lynn Camasso.

Relatives and friends are invited to call Sunday from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at the Anton B. Urban Funeral Home 1111 S. Bethlehem Pike, Ambler, and Monday 9:00 to 10:00 AM at St. Joseph's Church Main and Poplar Sts, Ambler with a Funeral Mass at 10:00 AM. Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Ambler.

Remembrances in his name to Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund 580 Virginia Drive, Suite 110
Fort Washington, PA 19034 or Wissahickon Fire Company 245 E. Race Street Ambler, PA 19002 would be appreciated by the family.

Photos and tributes may be shared at www.UrbanFuneralHome.com

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May
17
Sunday
Anton B. Urban Funeral Home
1111 South Bethlehem Pike
Ambler, Pennsylvania 19002
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May
18
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St. Joseph's Church
19 S. Main Street
Ambler, Pennsylvania 19002
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18
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St. Joseph's Church
19 S. Main Street
Ambler, Pennsylvania 19002
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L Litz Family on May 22, 2015

I just found out that my neighbor, Joe, passed away. My condolences to all of his family and friends. We've lived here for 24 years and each year, Joe gave his "grecian theatre-like" backyard to the Wissahickon Summer Pops program for a neighborhood concert. And in previous years he always had an Easter Hunt as well which our daughter went to and enjoyed immensely.

Out of pain and into God's waiting hands. You're in a wonderful place now, Joe. Thank you for your friendship.

The Litz Family

W Wayne Leibovitz on May 18, 2015

During my time as a volunteer at Wissahickon Fire Company I remember when Joe went direct from Hoseman to Fire Chief in
the 70's.

S Sandra Antonacio on May 18, 2015

You will always be remembered .....classmate from AJHS class of 57. Sandra Signore Antonacio

J Jimmy and Katie Dubinski on May 17, 2015

We had the privilege of living next to Joe the past two years. Joe was funny and quit witted! We loved his stories and genuine demeanor. He will be missed greatly. Lots of love- The Dubinskis

U Urban Funeral Home on May 17, 2015

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D Dolores Urban on May 17, 2015

J Jim Schaefer on May 17, 2015

I had the privilege of doing some volunteer work with Joe at St. Thomas Church for the last 2 years. He was a genuine, sincere, unaffected and caring person and the crew at the St. Thomas "Barn Sale" will miss him greatly.

P Pat Zollo on May 16, 2015

Joe was a great guy and a dedicated community member. We shared many good times and had a good natured rivalry between our two Fire Companies. He will be missed by many.

J Julie Cairo Hilliam on May 15, 2015

CandleKnew Joe for a short time through the Wissahickon Fire Co. He was a good soul & I'm saddened to learn of his passing. May he rest in peace & my deepest sympathies to his family at this most difficult time.

A Anton B. Urban Funeral Home on May 15, 2015

A Anton B. Urban Funeral Home on May 15, 2015

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