Obituary for Theodore "Ted" R. Schneider, Jr. | Donovan Funeral Home
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Theodore "Ted" R. Schneider, Jr.

December 29, 1945 ~ December 23, 2018 (age 72)

Theodore “Ted” R. Schneider, Jr., 72, died December 23, 2018.

He leaves his ex spouse, Sally, wife, Rose, his daughters, Tanya (Erik), Renee (Rick) and Stacy (David); his son, Theodore, III (Jessica); and extended family, Jeff (Lesley) and Lauren (Fred).  He leaves a combined number of grandchildren of 14.  He leaves his siblings, Beryl (Karen) and Cheryl (James) along with three nephews, five nieces, many cousins, and friends.  He was preceded in death by his daughter, Nicole.

Ted was born in Cleveland and was a lifelong resident of Northeast Ohio. He attended Brooklyn High School.  Upon graduation he enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he honed his skills as a photographer. After an honorable discharge, he pursued his passion as a photojournalist beginning with the United Press International, The Cleveland Press and finally with the Akron Beacon Journal. In addition to photographer, he held various design and page layout positions, retiring after 38 years of service.

Three of his favorite pastimes included Monday golf, Wednesday “poker nights” and tinkering with and driving his classic British MGBs.  He served as secretary of the Northeast Ohio MG Club and the Emerald Necklace MG Register.

Calling hours will be 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. Friday, December 28, 2018 at the Donovan Funeral Home, 17 Southwest Ave. (On the Historic Tallmadge Circle).

A Celebration of Life open house will be held at Ted and Rose’s home on Saturday, December 29, 2018 from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. at 505 Letchworth Dr., Akron, OH  44303.

In lieu of flowers, family members suggest memorials be sent to the Cancer Research Institute National Headquarters, 29 Broadway, Floor 4, New York, NY 10006.

Donations may be made to:

Cancer Research Institute National Headquarters
29 Broadway, Floor 4, New York NY 10006

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