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SCHNEIDER , Alfred Jr. Passed away on 9/21 at his home in Gilbert, Arizona after a short illness. He was 87. 'Al' was born on January 18, 1930 to Alfred (senior) and Sophie Schneider. He grew up in Bloomfield, N.J. After high school he enlisted in the Navy and served in theater during the Korean War. After 10 years of military service he attended Rutgers and Columbia Universities and earned a Bachelor's and two Master's degrees and was a doctoral candidate. He taught at university and worked in the advertising business as a writer, catalogue manager and creative director. In 1952 he married Masako Matsuo and they were happily married for 66 years. Al loved creative writing, sport fishing, hard rock music and sumo wrestling. He was preceded in death by his parents Sophie and Alfred Schneider Sr. He is survived by his loving wife, Masako, and his sons, Johann, Karl and Joseph and his grandchildren, Garrett, Zachary, Colette, Michael, Reiko and Jay. Alfred was a very humble man and wanted no 'fuss' and requested no services nor military honors. He was a kind and gentle man with a great sense of humor and will be sorely missed by his family and all who knew him.
Published on  October 1, 2017
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