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John Peter Schneider, Jr. Obituary


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“Nearly a year has passed since we last spoke. I really don't know what to say except that I miss you, man. You were the one person who took me aside...Read More »
1 of 43 | Posted by: Samir Hafiz - Manassas, VA

“Patty, I was so saddened to hear of the passing of your son. You and your family are in our prayers. Cheryl Garner Stephens ”
2 of 43 | Posted by: Cheryl Stephens - Selbyville, DE

“hello im really sorry for your lost i was one of his students 2 years ago and i went into total shock when i found this out, he was an awesome...Read More »
3 of 43 | Posted by: alondra nuno - woodbridge , VA

“Today is not a good day for me as well as all those that loved John. It's to late to say hello as well as goodbye. Time slips away and none of us...Read More »
4 of 43 | Posted by: gregory s bennett - boulder, CO

“John and I knew one another in high school, though we remained friends for several years afterward until we lost touch. He was an extremely kind and...Read More »
5 of 43 | Posted by: Krista Hodgkins - Aldie, VA

“John was one of my best friends in elementary school. I've always cherished those memories and all the fun we had. My thoughts and prayers go out to...Read More »
6 of 43 | Posted by: Bryan Tucker - Aldie, VA

“John and I were coworkers but more than that we were friends. He was a great listener. As he and I carpooled to and from work, we talked of work...Read More »
7 of 43 | Posted by: Joanne Venable

“My condolences go out to his family and his children. Mr. Schneider was a really good teacher, I was in his 8th grade science class at New Dominion...Read More »
8 of 43 | Posted by: Amanda McMeans - Student

“I am very much saddened by Mr. Schneider’s passing…sending my heartfelt sympathies to his family and loved ones. I taught for 3 years at New...Read More »
9 of 43 | Posted by: Rhea DeGuzman

“Loved... Always loved!!! Missed... But always in our hearts & souls my friend! ”
10 of 43 | Posted by: Jacqui - Friend

“My condolences go out to his family and children. Mr Shneider was a really good teacher. He will be missed but never forgotten! ”
11 of 43 | Posted by: Amanda McMeans - Manassas, VA

“I first met you and Melissa when Riley was born. Your mom had us over to meet you and your beautiful new Riley. Another time was this past summer to...Read More »
12 of 43 | Posted by: Jacque Vincent - Family friend

“John's smile and gentleness will be greatly missed at New Dominion. I will always cherish the laughs (and disgruntlement!) that our Caps/Pens hockey...Read More »
13 of 43 | Posted by: Sarah Bianchi - Coworker

“I knew John from Centreville, in the late 90's. He was an integral part of our circle of friends, and left a strong imprint in my life. I remember...Read More »
14 of 43 | Posted by: Erin Page - Bellingham, WA

“My heart and prayers go out to the family. John I am very sad to hear about your passing; you were a great man and wonderful teacher. You're memory...Read More »
15 of 43 | Posted by: Ebonee Reed - Woodbridge, VA

“Prayers go out to the family. ”
16 of 43 | Posted by: Susan Jacobs - Manassas, VA

“My prayers and condolences go out to the entire family of John Schneider. His extended family includes the many teachers, staff, and students at New...Read More »
17 of 43 | Posted by: Janice Valdez - Manassas, VA

“Melissa, I am so sorry for your loss. It's just hard to understand this! I am available anytime to help you with the girls. Please call anytime and I...Read More »
18 of 43 | Posted by: Lu Anne Patrick - Friend

“John will be very missed. I got to know John when I was a science IST and it was such a pleasure to visit New Dominion and the science department. ...Read More »
19 of 43 | Posted by: Julie Christafore - dumfries, VA

“I am shocked and deeply saddened by the news of John's passing. He was one of the first teachers to introduce himself to me at New Dominion and was...Read More »
20 of 43 | Posted by: Kimberly Rudisill

“Shocked! Words can not say how I feel. I remember John from HS. He use to get rides with my cousin and I was a tag along for a ride. He was always...Read More »
21 of 43 | Posted by: Shannon Daugherty - Manassas, VA

“No words can describe how you feel, he is a great teacher, great father, and good friend. ”
22 of 43 | Posted by: Michael Coughenour - Bristow, VA

“Melissa-know that you, the girls and all of the other family members are in my thoughts and prayers. We will be here for you. ”
23 of 43 | Posted by: Joyce Jenkins-Wimmer - friend

“I am so sorry to hear about John, our prayers are with you and your family. ”
24 of 43 | Posted by: Melissa Fries Tate - Manassas, VA

“This is quite a shock as I was just inquiring about John on Facebook searches recently. I last saw John my sophmore year of h.s. in 1990. We were...Read More »
25 of 43 | Posted by: Rich Titus - Aiken, SC

“Dear John, I learned of your passing today. It has been a long time since we had seen each other old friend but I remember speaking with you last...Read More »
26 of 43 | Posted by: Tom Hawley - Kittrell, NC

“I was saddened to learn of John’s sudden passing. Although I haven’t spoken with him since high school, I have many fond memories of our...Read More »
27 of 43 | Posted by: Brian Francis Hume - Haymarket, VA

“My thoughts and prayers are with all of John's family, his friends and the staff and students at New Dominion.John was an amazing teacher. I remember...Read More »
28 of 43 | Posted by: Terri peoples - Manassas, VA

“I remember covering for Mr. Schneider, Jr. class at New Dominion Alternative Center. I am so sorry for your loss! He was a good teacher, no one ever...Read More »
29 of 43 | Posted by: Laura Calhoun - Montclair, VA

“I remember covering for Mr. Schneider, Jr. class at New Dominion Alternative Center. I am so sorry for your loss! He was a good teacher, no one ever...Read More »
30 of 43 | Posted by: Laura Calhoun - Montclair, VA

“I was on John's team for two years at New Dominion. John was easy to talk to, and he was always positive about the job and the students. He had a...Read More »
31 of 43 | Posted by: Cindy Phelan - Colleague

“I don't know where to begin, John was my cousin,and when we were yonger we spent summers together at our grandparents hous.,I will miss you dearlly,...Read More »
32 of 43 | Posted by: Judith Riley - Cousin

“I will miss John's daily morning drop in with the updates regarding Melissa, his children, and his students. He always had something wonderful to say...Read More »
33 of 43 | Posted by: Kath Hybl - Fredericksburg, VA

“I remember when John first started working at New Dominion. He was GREAT with the kids, and I mentored him through his final year at George Mason to...Read More »
34 of 43 | Posted by: Susan Flores - work friend

“There are no words to express the sadness I have in my heart over the passing of John. John was like a son to me, and a brother to Scott. John was...Read More »
35 of 43 | Posted by: Mary C. Ard - Friend

“All I can say is that this is such a tragic loss. You have my heartfelt sympathy. May God wrap you and your family in his arms and hold you while...Read More »
36 of 43 | Posted by: Stacie Knouse - VA

“My heart goes out to John's family. May god watch over each of you and protect you during this difficult time. Melissa Cooper ”
37 of 43 | Posted by: Melissa Cooper - Manassas, VA

“I will always remember John as a gentle soul who truly loved students who needed extra understanding. He was proud of his family and loved them so...Read More »
38 of 43 | Posted by: Linda Higgins - Woodbridge, VA

“Melissa~ please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family... I am thinking and praying for you. My heart is sadden please know...Read More »
39 of 43 | Posted by: Dodie A. Adams - co-worker

“John, you will always be remembered. You were an advocate for children and loved teaching science. Your students enjoyed feeding "Jake" the snake and...Read More »
40 of 43 | Posted by: Jehovanni Mitchell - Woodbridge, VA

“My condolences to the entire Schnieder -Schmidt family. My family will have you in our prayers. ”
41 of 43 | Posted by: Sharon Montanez - Woodbridge, VA

“Melissa and girls - My heart goes out to you. If there is ANYTHING that I or the school can do to assist you in thus difficult time, please call....Read More »
42 of 43 | Posted by: Diane Dunn - Woodbridge

“Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. ”
43 of 43 | Posted by: Denise Johnson


John Peter Schneider, Jr., age 38 of Linden, VA died Friday, November 23, 2012.

John taught for 15 years at New Dominion School. He was a bee keeper and enjoyed music and spending time with his family.

He was preceded in death by his father John Peter Schneider, Sr. who also was a teacher with Prince William County Schools.

Survivors include his mother Patricia White and her husband Paul, his life partner Melissa Schmidt and their children Riley, Zooey, and Violet, his step sister Laura Morrow, his paternal grandfather John Schneider, and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A memorial service will be held 10:00 A.M. Thursday, November 29, 2012 at Pierce Funeral Home, 9609 Center St., Manassas, VA. Inurnment will follow at Stonewall Memory Gardens, Manassas, Virginia.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of flowers or contributions to the National MS Society , PO Box 4527, New York, NY 10163 in memory of John Peter Schneider, Jr.

Condolences may be left at www.piercefh.com

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