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Last Call for Walter H. Schneider

By BOB MCCORMICK, Correspondent | January 16, 2021 | NEW YORK

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Walter H Schneider, 91, passed away on January 14, 2021. Walter proudly served his country in the United States Army in Korea, he worked for Central Hudson in Poughkeepsie, and he was Past President and life member of Coldenham Fire Company. Fire Engines and Firefighters lined Route 52 in front of the Wallkill Valley Cemetery to pay their respects, with a large American Flag set up west of the engines. Rest in Peace Walt.

Obituary of Walter H. Schneider

Walter H. Schneider, age 91 of Wallkill, NY and formerly of Coldenham, NY passed away on January 14, 2021 at Garnet Health Medical Center, Middletown, NY. The son of the late George Karl and Louise M. Renner Schneider, he was born on August 23, 1929 in Middletown, NY.

Walt proudly and honorably served his country in the United States Army during Korea. He worked as an electrician and technician for Central Hudson Gas & Electric in Poughkeepsie, NY. Walt was Past-President and Life Member of the Coldenham Fire Co., Member and Past-Commander of the Montgomery American Legion Post 521, Past-International President of the United Commercial Travelers, Member of the Wallkill Masonic Lodge No. 627, Past-Trustee of the Coldenham Cemetery Association, and Past-President of the Orange County Veterans Coalition. He will be dearly missed.

Survivors include his loving wife, Colleen R. Schneider at home; son, Gary W. Schneider (Kathy) of Queensbury, NY; daughters, Debra S. Alwell (Kevin) of Wallkill, NY, JoAnne S. Walz (Brian) of Wallkill, NY; brother, Rudy Schneider of Tupper Lake, NY; sisters, Helen Coates of Warwick, NY, Louise Perna (Carmen) of Dunnellon, FL; grandchildren, Beth Anne, Kimberly, Heather, Garrett and Sydney; great-grandchildren, Isabel and Adalynn; nieces and nephews. Walt was predeceased by his brother, Kurt Schneider.

Memorial contributions may be made in Walt’s memory to the Coldenham Fire Co. Benevolent Association or Trinity Lutheran Church.

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