Thomas C. Schneider Jr. (1936 - 2019)

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Service Information
Thompson-Miller Funeral Home
124 E North St
Butler, PA
Calling hours
Friday, May 17, 2019
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Thompson-Miller Funeral Home
124 E North St
Butler, PA 16001
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Prayer Service
Friday, May 17, 2019
7:00 PM
Thompson-Miller Funeral Home
124 E North St
Butler, PA 16001
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Thomas C. Schneider Jr., 82, of Chicora, Pa., passed away Sunday, May 12, at the Butler Memorial Hospital emergency room.

He was born Nov. 22, 1936, in Butler, Pa., to the late Thomas C. Schneider Sr. and the late Josephine Whitten Schneider.

Thomas was a graduate of Butler High School. He went to receive his bachelor's in anthropology at the University of Oklahoma, received his master's in modern European history at Duquesne University and a master's of anthropology from Penn Sate University. He taught world cultures at California University and anthropology sociology at the University of Scranton. Thomas worked in the Office of Personal Management in Investigations for 20 years at the Boyers Mines. He served in the United States Army as a first lieutenant in the 82nd Airborne Rangers from 1959-1964. Thomas enjoyed reading and living life to the fullest.

He is survived by three daughters, Betsy (Bob) Charney, of Clarks Summit, Pa.; Nikki (Ron) Lowe, of Tunkhannock, Pa.; and Jennifer Kearney, of Clarks Summit; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; beloved partner of 29 years, Anne Pistorius, of Chicora.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Thomas C. Schneider III; and sister, Mary Jo Fitler.

Friends will be received Friday, May 17, 4 to 7 p.m., at Thompson-Miller Funeral Home Inc., 124 E. North St. Butler, Pa., until time of blessing service at 7 p.m.

Private burial will be held at a later date.

Full military honors provided by American Legion Post #117, American Legion Post #778, Lyndora, Pa., VFW Post #249.

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Published in Scranton Times on May 15, 2019
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