Robert J. Schneider, of Riverhead, died March 29, 2013 at Peconic Bay Medical Center. He was 75 years old.
Schneider was born in Rockville Centre on July 19, 1937, the son of Stephen and Grace (Atherton) Schneider.
He was a union plumber with Local 200.
A member of the Flanders Men’s Club, he enjoyed fishing, boating, camping, NASCAR and was well known for his wonderful sense of humor, according to family members.
He is survived by his wife Barbara (nee Hajelk); sons Stephen and Robert Jr. (Cynthia); daughters, Kathleen (Donald) Endres, and Diane (Phillip) Merritt; stepdaughters, Susan Edwards, Mary Forbes and Diane (Daniel) Coppola; grandchildren, Isabelle, Stephen Jr. and Hannah Schneider, Daniel Endres, and Samantha and Devon Merritt; step-grandchildren, Charles (Stephanie), Melissa and Laurie Edwards; step-great-grandchildren, Emily and Charles Edwards. He is also survived by his brother David Schneider and sister Elizabeth Fedorowicz. He was predeceased by a sister, Kathleen Tuthill.
The family will receive visitors on Monday, April 1 from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Tuesday, April 2, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at McLaughlin Heppner Funeral Home, 336 Marcy Avenue, Riverhead.
There will be a funeral service at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow at St. John’s Cemetery in Riverhead.