SPARTA - Kathryn H. Schneider, 89, passed away peacefully at her residence surrounded by her family on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013. Born in Newark, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Helen (Schoene) Graessle. Kathryn had been a resident of Sparta since 1960 and prior to that had resided in Irvington. For many years she was employed as a secretary working for Suburban Propane Co. in Lafayette. Prior to working for Suburban Propane she also had been employed as a secretary with the Sears Roebuck and Company in Newton. Kathryn loved birds and watching them. She also enjoyed the time she would spend sewing. She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Henry Schneider; a son, John Schneider and his wife, Donna, of Hampton; a sister, Florence Sinn, of Belvidere; a brother, Charles Graessle, of Belford; a grandson, John Schneider Jr., of Quakertown, Pa.; a granddaughter, Heidi Schneider, of Lafayette; and great-granddaughters, Madison and Marlene; along with several nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her memorial service at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 200 South Highway 23, Wantage (church is located across from the Wantage Plaza). Followed by interment of ashes, which will be held at the church's memorial urn garden. To offer online condolences, go to www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com.
Published in The New Jersey Herald on Nov. 3, 2013