KENNETH SCHNEIER Obituary (2021) – Brookline, MA


SCHNEIER, Kenneth B. From Brookline, formerly of Newton, MA on Thursday October 14, 2021. Beloved husband of the late Arline (Freeman) Schneier. Devoted father of Barry Schneier and his wife Marty of Holliston, MA, Ron Schneier and his wife Betty of Wilton, CT and Jeff Schneier and his wife Tess of Kittery, ME; loving grandfather of Joseph and his wife Laura, Daniel, Michaela and her husband Matthew, Michael, Drew and his wife Alexa, Jeremy and Josh and great grandfather of Lily, Jacob, Luke, Clementine and Paige. Dear brother of Robert Marshall and his wife Lynn of Pembroke Pines, Florida, and brother-in-law Burt Freeman and his wife Paula; Son of the late Jack and Lilian Schneier of Brookline, MA and son-in-law of the late Albert and Rhoda Freeman and lifelong friend of Elaine Groipen and the late Eddie Groipen. Ken served honorably as a United States Navy aboard the aircraft carrier USS Wasp during World War II, where he achieved the rank of Private First Class. He was very proud of his service to our country and as a member of the US Marine Corp. He proudly wore his US Marine cap wherever he went, and it was not uncommon for him to be stopped by people who didn’t just thank him for his service, but ask about his experience. As a member of the larger generation, he was proud to share his experiences with anyone who asked him to. But most important to Ken was his love of family. He was very proud to see his family grow over the years and to hear stories of their adventures and successes. It is first and foremost his dedication and love for family that will stay with us all forever. The family would also like to thank the staff at Goddard House in Brookline, MA and the team at Harbor Health Services / Elder Services (Pace) in Mattapan for the care and love they have shown them and their family. Graveside Services at Sharon Memorial Park, 41 Dedham Street, Sharon Thursday, October 21 at 10:45 am In lieu of flowers, souvenirs can be made at Harbor Health Service / Elder Service Plan (Pace) at Harbor Health Services, 1135 Morton Street , Mattapan, MA 02126. Please indicate in a letter that this donation is in memory of Kenneth Schneier, and that the donation is to be made to the Harbor Elder Service Plan or donations to Goddard House at Levine Chapels, Brookline 617-277-8300

Published by Boston Globe October 16-17, 2021.


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