Larry Newton Schneider

09/11/1957 — 09/17/2004

From Benton, City, WA, US | Born in Thermopolis, Wyoming

Larry Newton Schneider

Lawrence Larry Newton Schneider, 47, of Benton City passed away at his home on September 17, 2004. He was born on September 11, 1957 in Thermopolis, Wyoming. Larry has lived in the Tri-City area for over 21 years and worked at an Instrument Technician for Fluor Hanford. Mr. Schneider was a member of Christ The King Catholic Church, IBEW International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers #77. For 17 years he was unit chair person of local #140.

He is survived by his Father Lawrence of Bothell, WA. His son, Geoff of Yakima and Joseph of Virginia Beach, VA and his daughter, Laura of Benton City. He is also survived by his Grandchildren: Thomas, Derick, Alyssa and Samantha Schneider all of Yakima, WA; 2 brothers and 7 sisters and numerous nieces and nephews.

Larry was preceded in death by his mother, Elva May Schneider and his grandfather, Newton Winfree.

He attended St. Paul’s grade school in Yakima and was involved in Cub/Boy Scouts. Larry attended Carroll High School in Yakima where he went through his “Demolition Years”. He spent 4 years in the U.S. Army as a Helicopter Instrument Tech. 3 of those years were spent in Stuttgart, Germany. He attended Perry Tech Institute for 2 years. He loved to camp, hike, ride bicycles, working with wood, building his home, picking huckleberries and making wine.

His proudest moments were the birth of his children and the building of his new home with Cannor Construction and friends and family members. At work he was proud of his 20 years of service with various Hanford Contractors. He also loved to volunteer for several Christ the King Sausage Festival events.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, September, 21st at 1:00 PM at Einan’s Funeral Home in Richland

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  • Larry was one of those special people whose presence will be sorely missed by all who knew him. Although we didn’t work together very long, he was always there to help when needed. And although I haven’t seen him in years, any thoughts of my time at Hanford would bring a remembrance of Larry.

    My most sincere condolences to his family. I know that the big guy’s absence will leave a large hole in their lives.

    Mike Wirfs
    November 4, 2014
    Pasco, WA, US
  • As a friend, and colleague I worked with Larry the past 12 years. Within the last year he and I have been office mates. I always found Larry to be a good soul. Every morning when he and Laurel came into work he always had a smile on his face. He never had a bad thing to say about anybody and he worked hard at what ever he did. Even before going home at night he would have that smirk of a grin on his face and then tell you to have a good evening.

    Larry had gone through some tough times in his life, raising kids and going through a divorce and he never seem to complain much, and he just dealt with things as they came at him. When he and Laurel got together, it was one of the other things in his life that was very significant. You could tell they were very happy together. Since they worked out of the same building they would ride to work together. Every morning the two of them would come in laughing and giggling about something, it always made me smile.

    When Laurel was having difficult times, Larry was right there, supporting her in every kind of way he could. I had a great deal respect for this Good Man, who had a heart of gold and would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it. There just aren’t a lot people like that around anymore. It was an honor and a pleasure to work with the man and he will be sorely missed.

    Here’s too you Larry !!

    Mike Artz
    November 4, 2014
    West, Richland, WA, US
  • Larry was one great guy. Over the years Larry provided computer support for all of us at 100 and 200 areas. Larry also helped me with home questions, and if you know Larry, he was always willing to help. He was truly one of the nicest guys I’ve ever known. My condolences to the family and friends, I am sure he’s left a void not easily filled. I hope that his strength of character, his love for his family and love ones and the kindness he seemed to just radiate to other will carry on in his children and those who shared in his life. We could all lean a lessen about being a good person and the right way to treat people from him. I will miss him even though we rarely see each other, sometime it just seems the good ones pass way to quickly.

    Dick Whitehurst
    November 4, 2014
    Ricland, WA, US
  • Larry was an outstanding guy known by all for the quality of his work. Clearly the kind of person you would want for a neighbor. We will all miss him!

    Steve Roakes
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US
  • Laurel…I remember when you first lit up Larry’s life. He had been sick at home and you brought him chicken soup. He was so touched that someone would care enough to take care of him. Of course he didn’t think you were interested in him, that you were just being nice…I am grateful that you were his love, that he had you to learn to laugh and explore and live again. You made him a better man.

    Beth Schneider
    November 4, 2014
    Portland, OR, US
  • Dear Schneider family and friends..

    I’ve known Larry since high school and he was always a very nice and fun person to be around. He was certainly very hospitable to me on several occasions. This truly is a shock and I am so sorry for your loss.

    Love,

    Joan

    Joan Arms
    November 4, 2014
    Yakima, WA, US
  • My fondest memory? Not just one thing, but just the memory of his patient, helping attitude. He helped me with work computers many times, and my home computer from time-to-time, too. He freely gave his knowledge and time, never asking for anything in return. I appreciated his services, and didn’t miss an opportunity to bring him home-made chocolate chip cookies, when I came over for help. Larry: gentle, warm, good. Missed.

    Ivar Husa
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US
  • Larry was one of those special people whose presence will be sorely missed by all who knew him. Although we didn’t work together very long, he was always there to help when needed. And although I haven’t seen him in years, any thoughts of my time at Hanford would bring a remembrance of Larry.

    My most sincere condolences to his family. I know that the big guy’s absence will leave a large hole in their lives.

    Mike Wirfs
    November 4, 2014
    Pasco, WA, US
  • As a friend, and colleague I worked with Larry the past 12 years. Within the last year he and I have been office mates. I always found Larry to be a good soul. Every morning when he and Laurel came into work he always had a smile on his face. He never had a bad thing to say about anybody and he worked hard at what ever he did. Even before going home at night he would have that smirk of a grin on his face and then tell you to have a good evening.

    Larry had gone through some tough times in his life, raising kids and going through a divorce and he never seem to complain much, and he just dealt with things as they came at him. When he and Laurel got together, it was one of the other things in his life that was very significant. You could tell they were very happy together. Since they worked out of the same building they would ride to work together. Every morning the two of them would come in laughing and giggling about something, it always made me smile.

    When Laurel was having difficult times, Larry was right there, supporting her in every kind of way he could. I had a great deal respect for this Good Man, who had a heart of gold and would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it. There just aren’t a lot people like that around anymore. It was an honor and a pleasure to work with the man and he will be sorely missed.

    Here’s too you Larry !!

    Mike Artz
    November 4, 2014
    West, Richland, WA, US
  • Larry was one great guy. Over the years Larry provided computer support for all of us at 100 and 200 areas. Larry also helped me with home questions, and if you know Larry, he was always willing to help. He was truly one of the nicest guys I’ve ever known. My condolences to the family and friends, I am sure he’s left a void not easily filled. I hope that his strength of character, his love for his family and love ones and the kindness he seemed to just radiate to other will carry on in his children and those who shared in his life. We could all lean a lessen about being a good person and the right way to treat people from him. I will miss him even though we rarely see each other, sometime it just seems the good ones pass way to quickly.

    Dick Whitehurst
    November 4, 2014
    Ricland, WA, US
  • Larry was an outstanding guy known by all for the quality of his work. Clearly the kind of person you would want for a neighbor. We will all miss him!

    Steve Roakes
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US
  • Laurel…I remember when you first lit up Larry’s life. He had been sick at home and you brought him chicken soup. He was so touched that someone would care enough to take care of him. Of course he didn’t think you were interested in him, that you were just being nice…I am grateful that you were his love, that he had you to learn to laugh and explore and live again. You made him a better man.

    Beth Schneider
    November 4, 2014
    Portland, OR, US
  • Dear Schneider family and friends..

    I’ve known Larry since high school and he was always a very nice and fun person to be around. He was certainly very hospitable to me on several occasions. This truly is a shock and I am so sorry for your loss.

    Love,

    Joan

    Joan Arms
    November 4, 2014
    Yakima, WA, US
  • My fondest memory? Not just one thing, but just the memory of his patient, helping attitude. He helped me with work computers many times, and my home computer from time-to-time, too. He freely gave his knowledge and time, never asking for anything in return. I appreciated his services, and didn’t miss an opportunity to bring him home-made chocolate chip cookies, when I came over for help. Larry: gentle, warm, good. Missed.

    Ivar Husa
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US
  • My heart goes out to Laurel who has lost her soul mate. Larry was a wonderful man. He will be missed.

    Cindy Hemsworth
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US
  • We have always admired the love and dedication Larry and Laurel put into their beautiful home, and into their life together. Our sincere condolences to Larry’s loved ones and many friends.

    Troy and Liz Farris
    November 4, 2014
    Benton, City, WA, US
  • Larry was a great guy, generous to lend a helping hand with a smile and a knowledgable point of view…he will be missed

    Don & Robin Giese
    November 4, 2014
    Pasco, WA, US
  • I am so sorry.

    Benjamin Wellsfry
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • I am sorry for your families loss.

    I worked with and around Larry for around a dozen years.

    He was a good person,

    an honest fisherman,

    and an honorable friend.

    I was lucky enough to have gone fishing with him, and actually caught fish. The Little klickitat and the columbia river were celebrations of springtime. He was a generous man in words and deeds. I was lucky to know him. Kindness and respect were not just words to Larry.

    My respects to his family!

    He was a great guy and touched many of our hearts.

    He has left us too soon.

    Darren Schifferl
    November 4, 2014
    US
  • Thank you Lord for letting Larry be a part of my life.

    Ben Garrity
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Laurel,

    I am so sorry for your loss, I can not even imagine what you are feeling right now. I hope and pray that you will gain strength from your friends and family and all of your memories of your time together you will hold close to your heart.

    Lorrie Scott and family

    Lorrie Scott
    November 4, 2014
    Pasco, WA, US