John Burton Schnepp
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Passed away at his home in Alta Loma on October 24, 2012 at the age of 85. John was born in Indiana. He served in WWII with the Merchant Marines. John and his family owned Pizza Palace restaurants which later became Straw Hat Pizzas and Rax Restaurants.
His passion was youth sports, especially Little League Baseball. He was instrumental in the conception, fund raising and building of the Western Regional Little League complex in San Bernardino in 1971. He was Past President of Montclair Kiwanis and Past Lt. Governor of Kiwanis. He served on the Board of Trustees for Chaffey JUHSD. He was also an avid golfer and was a Past President of Red Hill Country Club.
John is survived by his wife of 66 years, Martha and their 4 children and spouses, John & Margie Schnepp, Tony & Barbara Schnepp, Marsha and Phillip Hayes and David and Roberta Schnepp. They have 8 grandchildren, Brian, Tenille, John, Heather, Sandra, Thomas, George and Cassandra; and 13
Great grandchildren, Mariah, Miranda, Sara, Lynsey, Kaydence, Genavive, Cayson, Xavier, Justin, Michael, Khloe, Gavin and Ryan.
A Celebration of Life open house will be held at Olen Jones Community Clubhouse, Thursday, Nov.1 from 4-7:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to local youth sports organizations or
Published in Inland Valley Daily Bulletin on Oct. 31, 2012