George F. Schneider
July 8, 1925 - December 24, 2019

George F. Schneider

George F. Schneider
Jul 8, 1925 - Dec 24, 2019

George F. Schneider
Iframe toggler
Find Us On Facebook
Free Grief Support
Plan Ahead
Send Sympathy Gifts

George F. Schneider, of Fort Washington, PA, died suddenly on Tuesday, December 24, 2019 at his apartment in Fort Washington Estates. He was 94 years old.

Born in Philadelphia, George was reared in the Lawndale section of the city. He was the son of the late Elsie Schneider Slaysman and grew up in the home of his German immigrant grandparents, Elisa and Frederick Schneider. As such, he was fluent in both English and German.

When George was 18 years old he joined the Army Infantry in the World War II effort. He fought in four theaters, landing in Casablanca, proceeding to Naples and then to Anzio BeachHead. From there he marched through eastern France into the Rhineland section of Germany and then on to Munich, which fell in April of 1945. His last assignment was as an interpreter in an occupation unit. He had three cousins in the German Army whom he visited after the war and before his return to the USA. George attained the rank of Staff Sergeant and earned a Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, four Bronze Stars, a Bronze Arrowhead and a 45th Division Presidential Unit Citation among other honors. He was discharged at age 20.

Returning to Philadelphia after the war Mr. Schneider completed his GED and studied chemical engineering at night at Drexel and the University of Pennsylvania on the GI Bill. He began his career as a draftsman at Sharples, a centrifuge company, which became part of PennWalt, where he worked as a chemical engineer in the centrifuge division until his retirement in 1991.

After the war he met Jean Winter and they married in 1948, their marriage lasting almost 70 years until her death in 2018. He is the beloved father of Lois Flothmeier and her husband Fred, and Janet Schneider, all of Maple Glen. He is the proud and loving grandfather of Andrew (Kate), Grant (Greta), and Jennika Flothmeier and the great grandfather of Johanna Rose, Matilda Jean, Kurt Ransom and Vivien Jesse Flothmeier.

After residing in Maple Glen for over 40 years George and Jean moved first to Springhouse Estates in 2006 and subsequently to Fort Washington Estates in 2016, where George enjoyed a long, productive and happy retirement. He was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Fort Washington from 1963 until his death, serving on many committees and volunteering to assist on numerous projects.

George was known for his kindness and humility, but many did not know of his multiple talents. He was a violinist, an oil painter, tennis player and ping pong ace, an expert cabinetmaker and carpenter, specializing in interior woodwork, which was evident if one visited his or his family's homes. He was a do-er, caring for anyone he knew who needed help. He was the loving, generous, consistently reliable rock of his family.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Saturday, January 11, 2020 from 1:00 to 2:00 PM at Trinity Lutheran Church, Summit & Spring Avenues, Fort Washington, PA 19034. George's funeral service will begin at 2:00 PM with Pastor Kris Chandler presiding. Interment will be private.

Memorial donations may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church.

Tributes and photos may be shared at www.UrbanFuneralHome.com

Healing Registry on Jan 5, 2020

CandleSomeone has supported the family by purchasing them flowers or gifts from the Healing Registry.

Buy Gift Now

Videos

Photos

Add a photo

Visitation

Jan
11
Saturday
Trinity Lutheran Church
235 Summit Avenue
Fort Washington, Pennsylvania 19034
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Service

Jan
11
Saturday
Trinity Lutheran Church
235 Summit Avenue
Fort Washington, Pennsylvania 19034
2:00 PM

*Due to time restrictions, delivery to service is unavailable.

Have a floral question? Call +1 888-640-1035

Healing Registry Unavailable at the Moment!

Loading...

Product Name

Description

$0

-
+

Your Shopping Cart is Empty

Jane Doe ×

What's your email address?

What Would You Like Written on the Card?

Choose a Delivery Date

* Note: Flower deliveries are limited to the highlighted delivery dates. Sunday deliveries are not available for flowers. We will try and accommodate early morning deliveries for the next business day but early morning delivery cannot be guaranteed if the order was placed late in the day.

Where Would You Like To Deliver To

 
 

No obituaries found

Product Details

Loading...

Product Name

Description

$0

Iframe toggler
Find Us On Facebook
Free Grief Support
Plan Ahead
Send Sympathy Gifts
George F. Schneider

Sign in to add your memory

Login with Facebook

We will never post without permission

Just for verification: we never spam!

George F. Schneider

Share Photo/Memorial Tributes

George F. Schneider

Add to Your Calendar

George F. Schneider

Obit Checkin

George F. Schneider

Obituary Notifications

Grief Support

George F. Schneider

Get Updates - tribute notifications

George F. Schneider

Get Updates - SMS notifications

Thank you for sharing your memory of George

Help show your support by providing a gift of flowers and spreading the word.

Gift of Flowers

Offer comfort and support to the family with beautiful flowers and spreads

Send Flowers Browse Flowers

Spread the Word

Help friends and acquaintances of George leave memories by sharing to Facebook

Share to Facebook Share on Facebook


Try our free community resources...

What to Say to Someone Grieving a Loss

Learn what's best to say and do to support those who have suffered a loss. Click the 'learn more' button to get this digita...

Leaving a Legacy - free helpful resources!

Click the 'sign up' button to the right to kickoff the email series and receive the workbook pdf today. Then, set your "leg...