Anthony P. SCHNAPP

News Death Notice

SCHNAPP, Anthony P. January 14, 1925 - February 21, 2013. Mishawaka - Anthony P. Schnapp, 88 passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at Hospice House, South Bend with his family by his side. On January 14, 1925 in Hamilton, OH he was born as the son of Anthony G. and Cecilia C. (Hingsbergen) Schnapp. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Charles Anthony; four sisters, Mary Cecilia Schnapp, Angela Menke, Frances Guldner, and Philberta Kirk; two brothers, Edward Schnapp and Cyril Schnapp. On January 4, 1958 in Hamilton, OH at St. Ann's Catholic Church he married the love of his life, former C. Maxine Howe. After 54 loving years, she preceded him in death on March 8, 2012. Surviving are daughters, Caroline (Thomas) Kovatch of South Bend, Christina (David) Diltz of Granger, Julia Schnapp of Grand Rapids, MI; sons, Timothy (Wanda) Schnapp of Buchanan, MI and Thomas (Renie) Schnapp of Jacksonville, FL; nine grandchildren; two great grandchildren and Vincent Schnapp of Middletown, OH. Tony was drafted into the US army right out of Baden High School in Hamilton, OH in 1943. He was with the 131st Anti-aircraft Battalion. Tony became a member of the US Air Force, established in 1947, reaching a rank of Senior Master Sergeant. Tony proudly and faithfully served his country for 27 years. He was a veteran of WWII and the Korean War. He was a long standing member of the VFW Post 360 military burial squad where he served as chaplain for over 20 years. Tony was an avid train collector. He also loved "puttering" in his gardens. He was a mechanical genius. He was quick to share his knowledge and experiences with anyone in need. Visitation will be on Sunday, February 24 from 2-5 p.m. at Hahn Funeral Home, 505 W. 8th Street, Mishawaka. Prayer of the Holy Rosary will be recited at 4:30p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, February 25 at 10:30 a.m., with visitation one hour prior in Queen of Peace Catholic Church with Rev. John Eze and Rev. Daniel Scheidt officiating. Burial will immediately follow in Fairview Cemetery, Mishawka. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Hospice House or to the VFW Mishawaka. To leave the family an online condolence or to share memories with the family, please visit our website at

Published in Journal-News on Feb. 23, 2013