Herbert Anton Schneider
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Herbert Anton Schneider was born August 7, 1922 to Dr. Sigfried Schneider and Renee Tolnai in Vienna, Austria. He grew up in Weiner Neustadt, and as a young man studied at Robert's College in Istanbul. In 1939 he escaped to the USA, was drafted into Army Engineering Core and sent to Massachusetts Institute of Technology to learn radio communications. After the war he completed his Electrical Engineering degrees at MIT and joined Bell Telephone Laboratories, where his creativity lead to 26 patents and several awards. Herb married Doris Marie Schanzer Paterson whom he met in New York through mutual friends from Vienna. As a member of the Ski Patrol for 43 years he combined his enjoyment of skiing and engineering skills by introducing radios. He was National Communications Advisor for 25 years. In 1966, Herb volunteered for a seminal contemporary art event, Nine Evenings: Theatre and Engineering. The first event of its kind, it was a weeklong series of art, dance and music performances. Today, it is considered a benchmark for artists working with technology. In retirement Herb and Doris moved to Boulder's Frasier Meadows Retirement Community, where Herb helped establish the recycling program. Herb passed away on May 6, 2009, in Boulder, Colorado. He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris, and his sister, Susanne Marie Aldor. He is survived by his children, Thomas Dana Schneider and Linda Renee Engle and grandchildren, Terran Taylor Engle and Kira Lianne Engle. There will be a celebration of his life at Frasier Meadows on August 8, 2009 at 4pm. Please share thoughts, memories and condolences at www.legacy.com

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Published in Denver Post on Aug. 2, 2009.
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August 15, 2009
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Tom Schneider
August 9, 2009
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Cheers to all the lives he touched.

Linda Engle
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