Donald C. “Pops” Schneeman, 53 years, of Paulding, passed away Sunday evening, April 10, 2016 in the home of his adopted daughter and son-in-law, in West Unity, Ohio after a fierce, but brief battle with cancer. Don was born December 8, 1962 in New York City, New York, the son of Donald and Annette (Schoch) Schneeman. After high school, Don enlisted into the United States Navy where he served for four years, being discharged in 1985. He was most recently employed by Cooper Farms. Previously, Don was a signalman for the Norfolk Southern Railroad. Don had a deep love for the railroad and trains, and had an extensive train room in his home. He enjoyed being outside and was a guy who could fix anything.
Surviving are his parents, Donald and Annette Schneeman of West Brandy, Pennsylvania; three sisters, Tracy (Tom) Hoffman of Downingtown, Pennsylvania, Grace Schneeman of Chester, New York and Laura (Justin) Lord of Henley-On-Thames, England; eight nieces and nephews: adopted daughter and son-in-law, Goldie (Ben) Rediger of West Unity and his grandchildren, Layni Allport. Trenton Figy, Ashlyn figy and Kason Rediger. He was preceded in death by his longtime companion, Nancy Farrell on December 16, 2015.
Visitation for Donald C. “Pops” Schneeman will be held Saturday, April 16, 2016 from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. in the Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home, 202 North Liberty Street, West Unity. There will be no public services and interment will be private.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorial contributions be made to the family, C/O: Goldie Rediger, P.O. Box 821, West Unity, Ohio 43570.
Condolences may be sent to the family or the online guest book may be signed at www.oberlinturnbull.com
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