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Richard Lewis Schneider, Jr. “RJ” left us on 12/13/20. He was born in Red Bank, NJ where he resided until his passing. RJ was a RBR 1992 graduate. RJ was an active fireman in the Westside Hose Company No. 1, Engine 96 in Red Bank as an Ex-Captain and volunteer for nearly 30 years. RJ owned his own fiberglass company for many years. He was then employed with Amtrak since 2009 as a Machine Operator, Crew Foreman and Trackman. His service to the community is an example for all of us. He could build anything just by sight. RJ was a fun guy with a heart of gold. He had a smile we will never forget. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved boating, being on the water, cooking and gardening.

RJ was predeceased by his Father Richard Lewis Schneider in 2004, his Aunt Nancy Raymond in 2016 and his Aunt Beatrice Welsh in 2015. He was a care giver for his Aunt Dorothy Setaro who predeceased RJ earlier in 2020. His grandmother, Lena Cerrone, also predeceased RJ in 1993.

RJ was a loving father, son, brother and grandson who is survived by his children Daniel Schneider and Allie Schneider, his devoted mother Marie Mieloch and her husband George, his adoring sister Jacquelynn Attanasio and her husband Ralph, and his loving grandparents Virginia and Michael Toscano. He loved his precious dogs Bailey and Stella.

RJ is also survived by his nephews Anthony Sarbello and Jack Scribellito, his Aunt Joy Bottger, his Uncle Michael Toscano and his wife Debbie, his Aunt Michele Strahl and her husband Andrew, his Cousin Michael Welsh and his wife Michelle, his Cousin James Welsh and his wife Graceanne, his Cousin Kris Bottger, his Cousin Timmy Bottger, his Cousin Jason Smith, his Cousin Sean Toscano, his Cousin Angela Toscano, and his countless loving friends.

Visitation will be Friday 12/18/20 from 5pm to 8pm at Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank, NJ with a Fireman’s Service at 7:30pm.  Burial will be private.

May he rest in everlasting peace. We will all miss him dearly.


Bruce S. Thompson, Owner & Manager, NJ LIC #3740