Green Burial

Peter Bradford “Pete” Schneider

Schneider, Peter

Mass of Christian Burial for Peter Bradford Schneider, 63, Lawrence will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, January 23, 2014 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Lawrence. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery with military honors. He died January 20, 2014 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Peter was born on August 28, 1950 in Fort Clayton, Panama Canal, the son of Melvin Andrew and Willa Mae (Bowers) Schneider.

Peter served in the U.S. Marine Corp from 1968 to 1978.

Peter worked as a technician for Time Warner Cable, where he retired in 2010. He was a member of the Corpus Christi Catholic Church, where he was a Eucharistic Minister, and served as part of the Art and Environment Committee, and Retired Guys Ministry. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus and assisted with Family Promise. Pete and Cathy were a lead couple with Catholic Engaged Encounter for 22 years, where they ministered to over 2,000 engaged couples.

He married Catherine Sue O’Renick on May 21, 1977 in Sugar Creek, MO. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include his mother, Willa Mae Swanson, Olathe, KS; two sons, Ryan Schneider, Kansas City, MO; Danny Schneider, Omaha, NE; two brothers, John Schneider, Grandview, TX; George Schneider, Texas; and six sisters, Helen Brown, Salina, KS; Linda Vogan, Olathe, KS; Deborah Scruggs, Westmoreland, TN; Kris Mitchell, Key Largo, FL; JoAnn Snow, Lee’s Summit, MO; Anita Brown, Grand Island, NE.

A rosary will be recited at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church with a visitation to follow until 8:00 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to Corpus Christi Catholic School or Lawrence Memorial Hospital Endowment Association and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.


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  • Debra and Pat McCandless says:

    Cathy, Danny and Ryan,
    You are in our thoughts and prayers. We were blessed for 18 years to have you as neighbors. I always enjoyed our “talks over the backyard fence” Pete would give me much needed advice on my garden.

    We will miss Pete. We know we have another Guardian angel in Heaven watching over us.

    With prayers.
    Pat, Debra and family

  • Bernadette Burkhart says:

    Dear Cathy and Family,
    When I heard about Pete my heart sunk. I started those prayers
    right away. I will always keep those prayers coming. Pete i met in RCIA years ago when we were bringing people into the faith. He was just always such a sweetie to me. Also we both shared in many ministries and it was always enjoyable seeing his happy smile as a greeter to mass .
    May each day get better for you Cathy and i will be praying for you and your family. God Bless you!
    Scott and Bernadette Burkhart

  • Deena Burnett says:

    Dear Cathy, Ryan and Danny,
    I am so sorry to learn of the loss of Pete. I was always glad to see all of you – whether at school or about town. I’ll keep you all in my heart and prayers.


  • Rick Schwebel says:

    To the family : my sincere condolences. There is no greater pain than the death of a loved one. Sometimes it seems almost more than a person can bear. Jehovah God helps us with this in His word, He promises us that He will put a stop to all sickness and death will be no more (REV 21;3.4) Jehovah also shows His love for us through the ransom sacrifice of His beloved son Jesus Christ. What a wonderful gift to be given ! Then the hope of seeing our loved ones again on this earth, transformed into a paradise. The Bible tells us this was Jehovah’s will when He created Adam & Eve. Please take your Bible and read: (Genesis 1:26,27; John 5: 28,29; Psalms 37:11,22,29). If you have any questions or comments, you can contact me at: Sincerely: Rick Ruiz Schwebel.

  • Christine Graves says:

    Cathy, Danny and Ryan,
    I was so saddened to hear about the loss of Pete. Cathy, I always enjoyed meeting you two and your energetic dog on walks through the neighborhood. I know Pete will be missed by everyone who knew him.


  • karen novak says:

    Kathy i am very sorry about your loss for what i have known
    about pete. he was a very good man . I like to make it very short
    and sweet about these dellicate matters. You Orenicks have
    always been a special place in my heart. love karen