Arthur Carl Schneider

Arthur Carl Schneider
Arthur Carl Schneider

Former Shoreham resident Arthur Carl Schneider, 83, a Cape Coral, Fla., resident for the past 13 years, passed away April 14, 2016, at home.

He was born Nov. 24, 1932, in Norwalk, Conn., to Hans and Bertha Schneider.

Arthur was an active member of First Christian Church of Cape Coral and a retired business executive from New York. He was a commercial helicopter pilot and licensed flight instructor who had been working as a funeral assistant at Mullins Memorial for about three years and found that caring for others through this most difficult time was a very rewarding second career.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 43 years, Barbara Beckwith Schneider of Cape Coral; six loving children, Gail Childs (William) of Gainesville, Fla., Lori Swift (William) of Huntersville, N.C., the Rev. Jill Smith (Wayne), also of Huntersville, Thomas Schneider (Carol) of Eustis, Fla., Tracy Mueller (George) of Rocky Point and Trent Schneider (Marcella) of White Haven, Pa.; a brother, Robert Schneider (Brenda) of Vero Beach, Fla.; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Arthur was predeceased by his brother, Hans Schneider.

A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. today, Thursday, April 21, at First Christian Church of Cape Coral in Florida, Dr. Keith Krueger officiating. Visitation with the family will begin at 1 p.m.

Arthur’s desire was to continue God’s work by supporting the missionary efforts of his granddaughter and her husband, Emily and Christian Quinter, who will be training youth ministers in Africa, and his niece and goddaughter, Lilyan Beckwith, who is serving with Greater European Missions in the Syrian refugee crisis. Gifts in Arthur’s memory may be sent to this account at Mullins Memorial Funeral Home, 1056 N.E. 7th Terrace, Cape Coral, FL 33909.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Cape Coral is entrusted with final care.

This is a paid notice.