Donald Robert Schneider
SCHNEIDER: Donald Robert Schneider, 85, passed away at his home on Tuesday, December 18, 2012. Donald was born in 1927 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Upon graduation from Ohio State, Donald joined his parents and older brother, Leonard, in the family hardware business. In 1954 Donald married Sondra Weinstein and they had three children, Stefanie, Gary and Joel. They moved to Raleigh, NC in 2008. Donald was a people person. He loved to meet new people and learn about their lives and livelihoods. He saw the good in everyone and enjoyed sharing his stories and experiences. He also enjoyed a good joke, a festive party, a gourmet meal, especially smoked fish platters, and his scotch. He was an avid Steelers football fan and he loved to travel. Donald had a wry sense of humor and he tickled the hearts of his friends, family, and many of the staff who worked with him as he suffered with Alzheimer’s the past few years. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the JCC at 12804 Norwood Road, Raleigh, NC 27613, or to the Bryan Center for Alzheimer’s Research at Duke University, 512 South Mangum Street, Suite 400, Durham, NC 27701.