Henry Joseph Schneider Jr, a native of New Orleans and a resident of Slidell, LA passed into eternal rest on October 10, 2020 at the age of 90 surrounded by his loving wife and children. He spent many years in service to his community, church and country. Henry and his two brothers Rowland and James were raised by deaf parents, Eugenie Daigle Schneider and Henry Schneider in the Mid- City area of New Orleans. He attended St Louis Cathedral School, where he served as an altar boy and graduated from Saint Aloysius High School. He attended Tulane University and went on to enlist in the United States Marine Corps where he proudly served his country. He spent many years as a scout and a leader with the Boy Scouts of America which led him to meet the love of his life, Shirley Bonnette, who he had the honor and joy to be married for 65 years. He enjoyed a lengthy career as an executive in the Maritime industry and travelled the world over from sea to shining sea. His life loves included horse racing, yard work, gardening, cooking, fishing and sports. He is preceded in death by his parents, Eugenie Daigle Schneider, Henry Schneider, his brother, Rowland Schneider and his beloved Aunt Deanie(Celine Daigle). He is survived by his devoted wife, Shirley Bonnette Schneider, his children, Susan Knoll (Henry Jr), Tammy Gillespie, Pamela Cascio (John) and Henry J Schneider, III (Melinda), his brother, James M. Schneider (Roslyn). Also survived by his grandchildren, Henry Knoll III (Kim), Jessica Palmer (Charles), Michael Knoll (Genevieve), Katie Blouin (Ben), Jennifer Gillespie, Jaime Mulloy (Kelly), Henry Schneider IV, Jordan Gillespie and Mallory Schneider. Great grandchildren, Caroline, Charlie, Hailey, Brayden, Jake, Margot, Stewart, John and Elizabeth.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, 6500 Kawanee Ave, Metairie, Louisiana, on Saturday, October 17, 2020, starting at 10:00 AM, a Catholic Mass will begin at 11:00 AM. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery with military honors. Due to COVID 19 regulations, please follow the current restrictions and everyone attending is required to wear a mask and adhere to social distancing. The family invites you to share your thoughts, fond memories, and condolences online, at www.greenwoodfh.com