Richard Russell Schneider
1955 - 2021
Carmon Windsor Funeral Home
807 Bloomfield Avenue
Windsor, CT
Richard Russell Schneider, 66, of Windsor, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021.

Richard was born Oct. 20, 1955, in Hartford, son of the late Phillip and Anne (Kazukynas) Schneider, and graduated from Granby Memorial High School, Class of 1973, where he not only served as the class president but was also a three sport letterman on the baseball, basketball, and soccer teams. Richard was a devoted father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. Richard was truly a family man and enjoyed spending quality time with his family and friends. He will fondly be remembered for his jovial spirit and wonderful sense of humor. He leaves a legacy of beautiful memories that will live in the hearts and minds of those who knew and loved him. In Richard's earlier years, he and his children loved to travel to Vermont and Cape Cod. One of the highlights of these trips was watching the phenomenal sandcastle creations that he would build. When his children were younger, his home was the hang out for all the neighborhood children. Richard was a huge fan of UConn sports, loved the New York Giants and the New York Yankees, and was a Hartford Whalers season ticket holder when they played in Connecticut years ago. Richard was an enthusiastic coach as well and enjoyed the time he spent shaping the lives of many young people in fast pitch softball, baseball, hockey and basketball leagues. He was also an avid card player and played in set back leagues in both Windsor and Manchester. Richard was an excellent cook and will be remembered for his awesome pasta dinners he would make for the neighbor, sports teams, friends and family.

The passing of Richard will leave a permanent ache in the hearts of those who knew and loved him, and leaves to cherish his memories, his daughter, Paige Payne and her husband, Darnell of Enfield; his son, Daniel Schneider of Manchester; two grandchildren, Jordan and Titan Payne, both of Enfield; his sister, Sharon Russell and her husband, George of Canaan; his brother, Kirk E. Schneider of Senoia, Georgia; niece, Melissa Colman of Torrington; two nephews, Stephen Russell of Ashford, and Jon Russell of Hebron.

Funeral services will be at noon on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021, with visitation prior from 10 a.m. to noon at the Carmon Community Funeral Home, 807 Bloomfield Ave., Windsor.

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Published by Journal Inquirer from Nov. 29 to Dec. 3, 2021.
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Sharon, I am so sad to hear of Rick's passing. You two were such friendly, good kids at Granby High School. He always kept Granby athletic teams on the scoreboard and I bet he was a great coach! Sending my deepest sympathy to you and the rest of his family.
Jayne Adams Marquit
December 3, 2021
Rich was a good man and I will miss him. He was my little league coach and family friend. I'll always remember him being such a cool, laid back, friendly guy. He will be deeply missed.
Jason Cerbone
November 30, 2021
Jason Cerbone
November 30, 2021
I worked with Rich in the Hartford sales office for many years. I´ll always remember his carefree gentle positive attitude, his laugh , how much he loved his kids and he was always in for happy hour! RIP Rich
Joanna Penta
November 30, 2021
Awesome helpfull guy will sadly be missed condolences to all Richard family and friends He will be sadly missed RIP rags
Michael leader of Richard gaming team MW
November 30, 2021
With deepest sympathy during this time of difficulty.
Carmon Windsor Funeral Home
November 29, 2021
Thoughts & prayers to Rich´s family. Many good memories from our high school days. May he RIP
Patti Makaravitz-Oleksak
November 27, 2021
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