Obituary: Betty Schneider

obit-photo-1-colorBetty Schneider, long-time resident of Rye, died July 11, 2014. She is survived by her husband Richard. The two had been married for 68 years. The couple moved to Rye in 1980. Betty became involved in several community activities, including the Ceres Garden Club, the Woman’s Club of Rye and the American Legion Woman’s Auxiliary of Rye. She also served as the finance chairwoman of the Rye Methodist Church.

Rye residents partaking in the Meals on Wheels service will remember Betty happily bringing them their hot meals. And there are many who gained a new perspective on Rye’s history from the years Betty served as a docent at the Rye Square House Museum.

During World War II, Betty served her country with the Bureau of Censorship at its headquarters in Chicago, Ill.

In 2009, Richard and Betty moved to The Osborn in Rye.

Besides her husband, Betty is survived by two sons: Peter, of Yorktown; and Christopher, of La Jolla, Calif.; and three granddaughters: Sarah, Hillary and Katrina.

A private family service took place on July 16 at the Graham Funeral Home in Rye. A memorial service celebrating Betty’s life will be held at The Osborn in Rye on Saturday, Sept. 6, at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Walter Hoving Home for Girls in Garrison, N.Y. (Submitted)