William Schneider

Obituary of William Schneider

William Robert "DUKE" Schneider, passed away on August 5, 2021, in his 87th year. William was born on January 14, 1934, in Kensington to the late John and Thelma (Wood) Schneider. He had German and Irish ancestry. In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by a sister, Thelma Barron. As a youth, he attended Horatio Hackett School and enjoyed caring for his dog, Spot, and playing football the old-fashioned way with minimal padding and lots of aggression. On July 23, 1954, he married his one true love, Marion Binder. Together, they had three daughters: Candice Kolesnik (Mike), Robin Karwowski (Tony), and Karen Kierod (Mike). He apprenticed as a lace weaver as young man, working at both Quaker Lace and the Bromley Mills. He also spent many years working in a photo processing lab, as well as in the environmental services department at Rolling Hill Hospital (now Elkins Park). He was a longtime resident of the Feltonville and Bridesburg neighborhoods of the city, before moving to Wildwood in 2000. Duke loved his Philly sports teams, especially the Eagles and Phillies. He always made it a point to watch them whenever they were on, stomping and cheering all the way. He loved a cold can of beer, a competitive game of poker, and the original Star Trek series. He was an avid cook, who will always be remembered for his Sunday roasts, Jewish apple cake, lentil soup, and slum gum (better known as American chop suey). But above all else, Duke loved his family. A quiet man, he was the cornerstone of our family. His easygoing nature and witty sense of humor put us all at ease and made us feel loved, as though we belonged. He left his mark, and we will all miss him very deeply. In addition to his wife and three daughters, Duke is survived by his eight grandchildren: Alexis Kolesnik (Jamie), Krissy Reed (Mike), Jeff Karwowski, Gabrielle Antonucci (Mike), Mike Kolesnik, Brooke Raup (Andy), Michael Kierod, and Madison Kierod, as well as six great-grandchildren: Michael, Emma, Olivia, Giada, Ryan, and Easton. Also surviving are his brother, John, as well as numerous nieces and nephews, and his beloved dog, Daisy. Condolences can be shared at www.EvoyFuneralHome.com.
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