Richard (“Dick”) B. Schneider Jr. of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on January 8th, 2018

SchneiderRichard (“Dick”) B. Schneider Jr. of Lombard, IL passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 7, 2018, at the age of 78. During his last hours, he was surrounded by loved ones and family. He is preceded in death by his wife, Valeria (“Pat”), brother William and parents Richard Sr. and Roslyn. Born in Elmhurst, he grew up in Villa Park and then moved to Lombard where he resided for almost 50 years. He is survived by his son, Richard B. Schneider III and his canine grandson Sammy.

As a young man, Dick liked to fish in the Canadian wilderness where he enjoyed many a shore lunch; of which he fondly remembered.  Dick had cherished childhood friendships that originated at Salt Creek Elementary School in Villa Park that lasted throughout his lifetime including providing a network of support for him and his young son after the untimely passing of his beloved wife Pat.

He was quite the entrepreneur and dabbled in several business ventures which included owning his own gas station and auto repair, managing the Western Tire and Auto store in Villa Park in the 1960s, driving trucks for several companies before managing the dispatch and terminal of a trucking company in Glenview until his illness forced him to retire in 2000.

Dick began his Masonic career with encouragement and guidance from his father-in-law, Leo Checchi. He was a member of Lombard Masonic Lodge #1098 where he served as Worshipful Master in 1979.

Dick is fondly remembered by the special bond of his Greenfield Ave. neighbors; all of whom remember Dick for the constant and fastidious washing of his driveway.

Visiting hours will be held at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard, IL on Thursday, January 11 from 2 pm-7 pm with Funeral Service at 4 pm with Sr. Pastor Dan Wegrzyn officiating. Masonic Services will be held at 6 pm.  Interment will be private at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Hillside.

In lieu of flowers, memorials made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research would be appreciated.


Leave a Comment