Claude was born in Reserve, LA; he moved to Los Angeles, CA in 1964. He was preceded in death by his wife, Florabelle Schnyder. Claude is survived by his four children, Keith Schnyder, Stephanie Scott, Kevin Schnyder (Grace) and Kirk Schnyder. He was well loved by his nine grandchildren, Casey Schnyder, Carie Eichel (CK), Rochelle Perk (Ryan), Mitchell Schnyder, Kyle Schnyder (Ariel), Jessica Miller (Kile), Amanda Scott, Cody Schnyder, and Kelsey Schnyder. There are 4 great grandchildren Mackenzie Miller, River Perk, Kane and Avery Schnyder who loved and will miss him very much.