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Sgt. John Michael Schneider, age 63, of Baltimore, Maryland, died in the early morning of Wednesday, September 26, 2018 while surrounded by family at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, Maryland. Born June 22, 1955, in Cleveland, Ohio, he was the son of the late Admiral Raymond John Schneider and Margaret Grace (Croke) Schneider.
John graduated from Mount Saint Joseph High School in 1973 and spent his high school years in the Catonsville Civil Air Patrol. Following high school, he served in the military under the United States Air Force. John was a respected policeman where he spent 30 years of his life as a Baltimore County Police Officer. He was sworn into law enforcement in February of 1976 and retired in October of 2006.
In his spare time, John enjoyed singing karaoke, playing pool and shuffle board, and taking off-shore fishing trips with his buddies. John loved classical music and was a talented trombone and piano player. He was an ornery fellow, and well loved.
John is survived by his five children: Teresa (Schneider) and William von Riegen of Marriottsville, Maryland; Heather Schneider of Buckhannon, West Virginia; Matthew Schneider of Fort Collins, Colorado; Erin (Schneider) and Rodney James of Charleston, South Carolina; and John Schneider of Baltimore, Maryland. He is also survived by eight grandchildren: Amanda Anderson, Emma von Riegen, Grace von Riegen, Isabella von Riegen, William von Riegen, Patricia James, Logan James, and Pershing James. John is survived by his two former wives, Karen Kuhn and Denise Schneider.
Additionally, John is survived by his beloved siblings: Raymond (Jessica) Schneider, Jeanne Schneider, Mary (Lawrence) Kreitzer, Peggy Schneider, Carol Schneider, Susie Bigelow, Laura Schneider, and Robert (Jennifer) Schneider, as well as many loving nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Jimmy Schneider and Thomas Schneider.
Friends and family are welcome to join in celebrating John’s life at the Ellicott Mills Brewing Company in Ellicott City, MD on Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 3 – 7:30 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to one of two charities: John Hopkins Project Restore Team (https://secure.jhu.edu/form/restore - select TM Divisional Fund) or Helping Up Mission (https://givingengine.helpingupmission.org). A photo memorial board will be available to share remembrances. Please bring photo memories.