Charles William Schneider (1934 - 2018)

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Charles William Schneider passed away on Jan. 20, 2018, after a long battle with Parkinson's disease.
Charley was born on Sept. 26, 1934, in Los Angeles, Calif., to Elizabeth Hood Schneider and Otto Aly Schneider, the first of three children. The family lived in Tujunga, Calif., until 1945, when Otto brought the family to Alaska and settled in Anchorage. Charley graduated from Anchorage High School in 1953, and served the military at Fort Richardson in the fire department. After his service, he continued his firefighting career with the Anchorage Fire Department, serving for 35 years as a firefighter in Alaska.
He was an explorer at heart: traveling Alaska in his small plane, to every U.S. state in his motorhome, and the airwaves as a ham radio operator. He enjoyed square dancing, dogs, ice cream and, later in life, zip lining. His sense of humor and adventurous spirit will be dearly missed.
Charley is preceded in death by his parents, Beth and Otto Schneider.
He is survived by his sister, Kit Young of Wasilla, Alaska; brother, James Schneider of Fairbanks, Alaska; son, William Schneider of Anchorage; grandchildren, Charles Schneider of Petaluma, Calif., and Alex Schneider of Reno, Nev.; great-grandchildren Callum and Rhys Schneider of Petaluma, Calif.; and his longtime partner, Denise Schmidt of Anchorage.
In lieu of flowers, contributions to Anchorage Fire Department Museum would be appreciated.
Private services will be held.
Arrangements were with Janssen's Evergreen Memorial Chapel.

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Published in Anchorage Daily News on Jan. 24, 2018
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