Ethel G. Schneider

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Ethel Gorsuch Schneider, 98, of Springfield, Va., formerly of Westminster, died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, at home.

Born July 10, 1914, in New Windsor, she was the daughter of the late George C. and Edna Buckey Gorsuch. She was the wife of B. Aubrey Schneider, who died in 1960.

She was a 1936 graduate of Western Maryland College, where she received her bachelor's and master's degrees. She was employed as a home economics teacher in Maryland and New Jersey, retired in 1980, and moved back to Westminster.

In 2001, she moved to Virginia to the Greenspring Village Retirement Complex where she taught quilting and chair caning, and volunteered with other activities. She was a member of Questors, a group committed to historical preservation. She enjoyed antiques, gardening, flowers, and spending time with her family.

Surviving are daughter Barbara Tuceling and husband Bill, of Annandale, Va.; son Byron A. Schneider and wife Carolyn, of Kildeer, Ill.; grandchildren Rebecca Keller and husband Chris, Lee Schneider and wife Rachel, and Caitlin Tuceling; great-grandchildren Josh and Vanessa Keller, and Olivia and Hannah Schneider; sisters Jeannette George, of Boulder, Colo., and Frances Metcalfe, of near New Windsor; brother Frank Gorsuch and wife Beverly, of Union Bridge; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was predeceased by brothers George W. and Merton Gorsuch.

There will be no public visitation at the funeral home.

A graveside service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Pipe Creek Cemetery, near Linwood, with the Rev. David Coakley, pastor of Linganore United Methodist Church in Unionville, officiating. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Greenspring Village Hospice or Benevolent Care Fund, attn: Philanthropy, 7410 Spring Village Drive, Springfield, VA 22150; or to a .

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Published in Carroll County Times on Sept. 14, 2012