J. Schneider, 74, of Van Amber Road, died Wednesday evening,
July 11, at Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown.
Family and friends are invited to call 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday, July 14, at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville.
A memorial service will begin at 2:00 p.m., with Rev. Dr.
Dora Schneider, sister and retired Methodist minister,
Burial will be at the convenience of the family at Riverside
Cemetery Annex, Beaver Falls.
Born Oct. 5, 1937, in Lowville, a son of Timothy J. and
Jennie Honer Schneider, he graduated in 1955 from Beaver
River Central School. He worked for Climax Manufacturing,
On August 11, 1962, he married Faye Juby at St. Ann’s
Catholic Church, Castorland, with Rev. Flavian Colligan, OFM,
Mr. Schneider was a civil deputy for the Lewis County
Sheriff’s Department for several years.
Beginning in 1968, he attended Jefferson Community College
for two years and Brockport State College for one year,
before graduating from Utica College of Syracuse University
Mr. Schneider worked for area businesses before opening his
own business in Croghan, F.J. Schneider Outdoor Power
Equipment. He operated the business in the Croghan location
for 15 years, before moving the shop to his home in the
He was elected to the New Bremen Town Board for two years,
before becoming town supervisor, serving 22 years until his
retirement in 2011.
Mr. Schneider was a founding member of Lewis County Search
and Rescue, and was a founder of the Croghan Lumberjack
He was the author of the “Along the Black River” column
in the Lowville Journal and Republican. He was the author of
Town of New Bremen;
co-authored (with Ken Proulx) Proud
to Serve (History of the Croghan Fire Department);
and authored the Glenfield
and Western Railroad.
Mr. Schneider was the Town of New Bremen historian, and
served on several local agencies’ board of directors.
He enjoyed reading and writing about local history, spending
time with his family, and boating.
Surviving are his wife of nearly 50 years, Faye; four sons
and their families, Jon, Kingsport, Tenn., Randall, his
wife, Linda, and their son, Timothy, Rutherfordton, N.C.,
Erich, his wife Margaret, and their two sons, Ethan and
Luke, and daughter, Erica, Travelers Rest, S.C., Kurt, his
wife, Katy, and their daughter, Ellery, Greenville, S.C.; a
sister, Rev. Dr. Dora J. Schneider, Watertown; many in-laws
Condolences may be made online at www.isenekerfuneralhome.com
or at www.facebook.com/
Information provided by Iseneker Funeral Home of Lowville and