Ronald Schneider, Sr.

Ronald William Schneider, Sr. of Milton, Massachusetts passed away, surrounded by his family, on July 19, 2016 at the age of 86.  He was born on November 8, 1929 to George T. Schneider and Amelia Margaret (Howe) Schneider in Queens, New York.

Raised in New York, he worked alongside his parents in their ice cream parlor until they moved to Cornwall, Connecticut where they operated  the Housatoinc Cabins along the Housatonic River.  After graduating from the University of Connecticut, he served in the Army during the Korean War but was fortunate to have been stationed in France.  A lover of jazz music, and a good drummer, he often reminisced about having seen Ella Fitzgerald perform live in Paris.  After the service, he continued his education graduating from programs at Quinnipiac College in Hamden, Connecticut, Williams College School of Banking and the Boston University Bible Studies School.

Ron began his banking career in New Haven, Connecticut.  Then as the New England Real Estate Appraiser for Equitable Life Assurance Company he was transferred to Boston, Massachusetts, ultimately settling in Milton in 1966.  He resumed his banking career when he met Nate Green, then the President of Newton-Waltham Bank & Trust. After twenty-six years with the bank, which became BayBank, he retired as an Executive Vice President.  Throughout the years, he made every effort to be home for dinner with his family.

He loved canoeing, sailing, hiking, camping, good beer, good food and, having grown up during the golden age of motoring, cars.  And he loved his family most of all.  He played with his children, taking them on long bike rides, playing baseball or doing various woodworking projects.  The time he spent with his children was often individualized, with each child having a chance to spend time alone with their father.  A day in Boston, a hike in the White Mountains, a short canoe trip across the lake in the early morning to get the paper and a birthday dinner at The Red Coach Grille in Braintree were just some of the ways that Ron spent special time with his children.  His close presence in their lives told them he loved them, and he set an example for them of how to be a good and decent person living a life of integrity.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Patricia Mary (Sullivan) of Milton, his four children, Gregory George of Plympton, Massachusetts and his wife Laura (Johnson), Carl Richard of Milton, Massachusetts, Ronald William, Jr. of Wells, Maine and his wife Cheryl Turner, Mary Patricia of Weymouth, Massachusetts and her partner Mary DiNatale.  He is also survived by his four grandchildren, Kayla, Megan, Amanda and Nicole.

Relatives and friends respectfully invited to attend a funeral Service in Saint Michaels Episcopal Church, 112 Randolph Avenue, Milton on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 11:00am.  Visiting hours on Friday, 4-8PM in the Dolan & Chapman Funeral Home, 5 Canton Avenue, Milton.  Interment will be at a later date.  Donations in memory of Ronald may be made to the Claddagh Fund at