HARRISBURG, PA – Ezra M. Schneider died Aug. 28 at Community Osteopathic Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Karen (Brown) Schneider for 44 years. Born in Trenton, New Jersey, a son of the late Irving and Esther (Cohen) Schneider, he had lived in Harrisburg for 2 years, previously living in Gaithersburg, Maryland, for 34 years and Providence for 10 years.
He was a manager for Westat Inc. in Rockville for 24 years, retiring in 2015. Ezra was a graduate of Rhode Island College, earning a bachelor’s degree in industrial arts education, class of ’74 and a master’s degree in education/instructional technology, class of ’78. He was a member of B’nai Shalom of Olney in Olney, Maryland, and Beth-El Temple of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
He was the father of Ira Schneider and his wife, Vicki, of York, Pennsylvania, and Hal Schneider and his wife, Liliana, of Belchertown, Massachusetts. He was the brother of Libby DeLuca and her late husband, Nicola, of Moorestown, New Jersey. He was the grandfather of Caleb, Levi, Miles, Aliya and Eli.
Contributions in his memory may be made to The American Heart Association, B’nai Shalom of Olney Louis and Miriam Brown Endowment Fund, 18401 Burtfield Drive, Olney, MD 20832 or Beth-El Temple, 2637 North Front St., Harrisburg, PA 17110.