Lawrence "Larry" Schneider

Schneider, Lawrence "Larry"
Lawrence Schneider, age 84, peacefully went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday morning, December 22, 2013. Larry was born in Lowell, Michigan on March 19, 1929. He attended Lowell High School where he met Dorothy. After their graduation, they were married in Lowell on September 1, 1950. He later enlisted in the US Army, where he served stateside in Texas, teaching radio communications to fellow soldiers. After Larry was honorably discharged from the Army in 1953, he and Dorothy returned to Michigan and he enrolled in the General Motors Institute, where he studied Engineering, all while working to support his young, growing family. He graduated with a degree in Industrial Engineering in 1958. The family moved to Glendale, Arizona in 1959 and Larry went to work at Goodyear Aerospace, west of Phoenix. He was employed there until his retirement in 1989. Larry was involved with several important national defense and classified projects and had top security clearance. After retirement, Larry and Dorothy bought a summer home in Dolores, Colorado and they enjoyed summers there for over 20 years. They also sold their longtime home in Glendale and downsized to a smaller winter house in Sun City. Larry was able to spend a lot of time outdoors and do the things he enjoyed most, such as fly fishing, working on remodel projects around the houses, volunteering at church and spending time with Dorothy. When Larry's health began to decline in 2010, he and Dorothy reluctantly sold their two homes and moved to Heritage Palmeras retirement community in Sun City, Arizona where they enjoyed meeting many new friends and were able to be closer to family. Dorothy and Larry have continued to be involved in church and have been members of Church on the Green in Sun City for the past 14 years. He is survived by the love of his life and wife of 63 years, Dorothy; five adult children: Scott Schneider, Gail Miller, Rick Schneider, Steve Schneider and Mark Schneider; 13 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren, as well as two on the way. A memorial service will be held at Church on the Green, 19051 N. RH Johnson Boulevard, Sun City on Friday, January 31 at 10:00 AM. Instead of flowers, the family requests donations to be made in Larry's memory to , 623-583-4848.


Published in The Arizona Republic on Jan. 5, 2014