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Richard Schneider


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Richard John "Dick" Schneider

December 6, 1922 - August 13, 2018

Richard John Schneider was born in San Francisco on December 6, 1922, the only child of John and Agnes Schneider. He passed away at his home in Millbrae, on August 13, 2018, after a brief battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife, Jacqueline Schneider, his daughters Millbrae Councilwoman Ann Schneider and Lynn Stutz, Esq (Ken) of San Jose, and his granddaughter Kathryn Stutz.
Dick grew up in San Francisco and Burlingame. He joined the National Guard in 1940, and was inducted into the US Army Air Force the morning after Pearl Harbor. He served as a flight engineer, training pilots on B17s, P52s and B29s. After the war, he became a safety engineer, working for the CA Dept of Industrial Safety.
In the 1940's Dick became a skilled photographer. His photos won many awards, and were on display in California and Europe. Dick and Jackie were active members and leaders in many camera clubs including Millbrae, Retlaw, Mid-Peninsula Photographic Alliance, Northern CA Council of CCs, and the Photographic Society of America. They served as ambassadors to the Royal Photographic Society in the UK, traveling with that society's members both in the US and abroad. Dick taught many amateur photographers and published articles in photographic journals.
Dick loved to travel, and toured the American west extensively. He had a special love for Yosemite and the gold rush country. He and Jackie also traveled overseas, with trips to Kenya & Tanzania, Australia, the Caribbean & Panama Canal, and much of Europe. They also enjoyed many cruises.
Dick was an active volunteer for his daughters' swim teams, the Pacifica Sea Lions, Millbrae Otters & Golden Gate Aquatic Club, and he served as President of the Millbrae Meadows Swim Club. He also taught his girls and many of their friends to water ski.
In the last months of his life, Dick was able to attend the graduation of his only grandchild, Kathryn, in Tacoma, WA, and to celebrate with Jackie their 65th wedding anniversary on a cruise to Alaska, with their daughter Ann.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 p.m. September 15, 2018 at Chapel of Highlands, 194 Millwood Drive, Millbrae, followed by a reception at Dick's favorite restaurant, Peter's Café, 10 El Camino Real, Millbrae. Donations may be made in his honor to the Yosemite Conservancy.

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Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Sept. 9, 2018
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