Stanley E. Schneider

Born: Sun., Jul. 17, 1921
Died: Wed., Jan. 3, 2018

Family to do services at later date

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Stanley E. Schneider age 96, of Crestline, died Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at the Ahuja Medical Center in Beachwood, Ohio.  Mr. Schneider was born July 17, 1921 in Monroe County, and lived in Crestline since 1957.  He was the son of Fredrick Schneider and Geraldine (Kindall) Fisher.


Stan graduated from Ashland High School in 1940.  He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Crestline, and a life member of the VFW and American Legion.  Stan joined the VFW while he was still overseas serving in the South Pacific during WWII.

Stan was trained in automotive and aircraft mechanics starting as a teenager, and qualified to work on aircraft at Wright Patterson AFB in Dayton as a young man.  From there Stan was employed by the U.S. Army Air Corp from 1941 – 1942.  He left the states heading out to the South Pacific as a civilian on the U.S.S. Republic, initially heading for the Philippines’ however he was still in transit when Pearl Harbor was bombed, and he ultimately returned to the United States in the turmoil that followed.  He then enlisted and served in the U.S. Marine Corp. from 1942 – 1945 during WWII in the Marine Corp. Aviation VMSB234 Dive Bomber Squadron, shipping back to the South Pacific and serving in New Hebrides, Guadalcanal, and New Zealand.  In the very end of 1943 (on New Years’ Eve) he was transferred to New Caledonia and was attached to Marine Air Group 25, RS- 1 Squadron (repair and salvage), who overhauled and refitted R4D’s or C47’s to keep the U.S. in the air in the South Pacific.  This air group was the only one of its kind, consisting of 150 soldiers collected from across the service with special experience in aircraft.  He returned state side in 1944, stationed in California, where Millie joined him.  Stan was married to Mildred (McClaran) Schneider in June 1945.  He afterward retired from the Marine Corp.  in Nov. 1945 as a Staff Sgt., and they returned to Ohio.  He then joined the Ohio Army National Guard in 1948 and served for an additional 8 years with the 37th division.  He was called in the Korean Conflict to serve in Texas, Fort Polk Louisiana, and Fort Benning Georgia.  He commanded Company E of the 145th Infantry based in Ashland, as a First Lieutenant.

He was a member of the Kiwanis International for 50 years.  He served as President of the Crestline Club, Governor of the Ohio District, and in 1976- 1977 he served as International President, traveling to many countries serving Kiwanis.

Stan became a Chevrolet dealer in 1949 in West Salem, Ohio then moving to the Crestline dealership in 1957.  He then built a new Chevy – Buick dealership in Galion, Ohio in 1965, where he remained until his retirement.  After retirement, he owned a used car lot in Crestline and became a locksmith.

Stan and Millie were married 60 years.  She preceded him in death in 2005.  Stan is survived by 3 daughters, Beth (Rick) Williams of Crestline, Becky (Steve) Farmer of Cape Canaveral, and Jane (Jim) Rua Akuszewski of Chardon; 8 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren and one great great granddaughter.

There will be graveside services held in the Spring of 2018 at Ashland Cemetery with Military Honors. 

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Tim Clark
   Posted Sat January 06, 2018
To the family of Stan Schneider I express my profound condolences on his passing. It was my distinct honor and privilege to write about his service as a Marine during WW II, finding him to be a very friendly, engaging man who was truly one of America's Greatest Generation.

God bless you all.


Betsey Arter
   Posted Sat January 06, 2018
I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for all your family.🙏

Jerry Hipp
   Posted Sat January 06, 2018
My dad worked for Stan from the time he moved to Crestline. I've known him almost as long. I've lived in Kansas since 1999 but have stopped and had breakfast with Stan and his group at least once a year since then. Always enjoyed talking and listening to him. He had an amazing memory and lived a full life. Last talked to him at Magnolia Terrace at Thanksgiving and he was still sharp. He will be missed. My condolences to his family.

Lois cook
   Posted Sat January 06, 2018
Did not have the privilege of knowing Stan for a long time, but my husband & I were
blessed with his friendship at church for several years. We both admired him greatly.

Karen and Ken Witter
   Posted Sat January 06, 2018
Stan was a wonderful neighbor. He will be sorely missed!

Jack Hilborn
   Posted Wed January 10, 2018
Mary and I express our sympathies to Stan's family. We knew Stan through Kiwanis. Stan was a contemporary of my late dad, Wayne Hilborn.
Stan was a fine person and a great leader.

Joedy Frost Studer
   Posted Fri January 12, 2018
My sympathy to your family at this time of loss. Mom purchased many Chevy cars from your Dad's business.

Dave Duncan
   Posted Sat January 27, 2018
Sorry to hear of Stan's passing. I just heard about it a few days ago. He was always friendly to me. He encouraged me to get into the pest control business when I was 12 years old, by hiring me to kill rats in the compost pile. We had many good laughs about that through the years. He was always kind to me, he was a great man.

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