Walter Allen Schneider

Walter Allen Schneider

June 1, 1942 — October 6, 2017

Walter “Big Al” Schneider, 75, of Albany, passed away peacefully at his home Friday morning.

The son of Walter and Lorraine (Shaw) Schneider, Al was born in Lebanon, graduated from Sweet Home High School and served in the Navy until June, 1963. After touring the oceans of the world, Al settled in the Albany area.

He married Sharon (Anstine) on May 12, 1978 in Albany.

He worked for Wah Chang for 31 years.

He had a love of the outdoors enjoying golf, hunting, fishing and camping. Al took life in stride. You could always expect a lively visit filled with laughter.

Al is survived by his wife Sharon; daughter Jodi Bailey; stepdaughter Valerie Knight; sisters Carol Marchbanks, Joyce Mickelson, and Mary Alice Barley; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Lorraine; and stepson Tom Humphrys.

A graveside service will be 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 14 at Willamette Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to Samaritan Evergreen Hospice in care of Fisher Funeral Home, 306 SW Washington St. Albany, OR. 97321.

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