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From: "Peter_McCrae" <>
Subject: SCHNEIDER; Robert L 10/7/2005-USA/TX
Date: Sun, 31 Jul 2005 17:04:25 +0100

Robert L. "Bob" Schneider

ROBERT L. "BOB" SCHNEIDER, passed on to his reward on July 10, 2005. He was
born November 26, 1927 and spent his formative years in Great Falls,
Montana. He served in the last months of World War II which afforded him a
college education at the University of Colorado, graduating in 1950 with a
degree in Civil Engineering. He was called back into service for the Korean
conflict serving with the 578th Combat Engineers of the 40th Infantry
Division in S-2 Intelligence. Bob's first wife of 19 years, Mary Louise
Tibbetts, of Minneapolis, Minnesota, died in 1972. Their children are Lynn
Marie Rhodes of Port O'Connor, TX; William Scott of Houston, and Carol Dee
Lee of Richmond, TX. Two grandchildren, Patricia Lee and Jamie Lee. Bob
remarried to Donna L. Lothman, nee Armstead, of Ozawkie, Kansas, and they
have been married for 32 years. She is the mother of 3 sons: Paul E. Lothman
of Conroe, TX; Carl E. Lothman of Houston; and Eric D. Lothman of Cypress,
CA. Six grandchildren: Alice, Arthur, Allen and Arianna in Conroe; Shawn and
Ryan in Cypress, CA. After his discharge from the military, Bob was employed
12 years with Owens-Corning Fiberglass Corp. and served as Manager of
Engineering Services for the Industrial Insulation Sales Division in New
York City before coming to Houston. Mr. "S", as the boys called him, was
very active in Boy Scouting, serving as Scoutmaster for 25 years of Troop
819 sponsored by John Knox Presbyterian Church. He was also active in the
Sam Houston Area Council serving as Course Director of Advanced Scoutmaster
Training called Wood Badge, and portrayed the founder of Scouting, Lord
Baden-Powell, Gilwell Park, England, at numerous Scout functions. He
received the Silver Beaver award in 1981. Bob was also a very enthusiastic
model airplane builder and flyer belonging to various radio controlled model
clubs in the area. He won the National Championship in free-flight gas scale
in 1986. He also taught model building to boys and girls 9-12 years of age.
Bob's most ardent wish is that he made a difference in a young boy's life,
and that he gave back the things he was given in his growing years.
Visitation will be held at Waltrip Funeral Home, 1415 Campbell Rd, Houston,
TX 77055 from 6-8 pm Tuesday. A memorial service will be held at Waltrip
Funeral Home, 1415 Campbell Rd, Houston, TX 77055 on Wednesday, July 13,
2005 at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to Boy
Scout's of America, P.O. Box 52786, Houston, TX 77002.

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