Arthur C. Schneider

November 24, 1932 - April 14, 2016

Arthur Carl Schneider, 83, a Cape Coral, Florida resident for the past 13 years, formerly of Shoreham, Long Island, New York, passed away Thursday, April 14, 2016 at home. He was born November 24, 1932 in Norwalk, Connecticut to Hans and Bertha Schneider, now deceased.

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, FL, Lori Swift (William) of Huntersville, NC, Reverend Jill Smith (Wayne), also of Huntersville, NC, Thomas Schneider (Carol) of Eustis, FL, Tracy Mueller (George) of Rocky Point, NY, and Trent Schneider (Marcella) of White Haven, PA; a brother, Robert Schneider (Brenda) of Vero Beach, FL; twelve grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Arthur was preceded in death by his brother, Hans Schneider.

A Memorial Service will be held 2:00 pm April 21, 2016 at First Christian Church of Cape Coral, 2620 Country Club Blvd., Cape Coral, FL 33904 with Dr. Keith Krueger officiating. Visitation with the family will begin at 1:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, 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, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.

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