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.