Ezra M. Schneider


Schneider, Ezra M., 67, died Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at Community Osteopathic Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Karen (Brown) Schneider for 44 years. Born in Trenton, NJ, a son of the late Irving and Esther (Cohen) Schneider, he grew up in Roosevelt, NJ and lived in Harrisburg for 2 years, previously living in Gaithersburg, MD for 34 years and Providence for 10 years. He was a manager for Westat Inc. in Rockville, MD for 24 years, retiring in 2015. Ezra was a graduate of Rhode Island College, earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Arts Education, Class of ’74 and his Master’s Degree in Education/Instructional Technology, Class of ’78. He was a member of B’nai Shalom of Olney in Olney, MD and Beth-El Temple of Harrisburg, PA. Devoted father of Ira Schneider and his wife, Vicki, of York, PA and Hal Schneider and his wife, Liliana, of Belchertown, MA. Dear brother of Libby DeLuca and her late husband, Nicola, of Moorestown, NJ. Loving grandfather of Caleb, Levi, Miles, Aliya and Eli.  Funeral services will be held Thursday at 12 noon in Shalom Memorial Chapel, 1100 New London Ave., Cranston, RI. Burial will follow at Lincoln Park Cemetery, 1469 Post Road, Warwick, RI. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to The American Heart Association, B’nai Shalom of Olney Louis and Miriam Brown Endowment Fund, 18401 Burtfield Drive, Olney, MD 20832 or Beth El Temple, 2637 North Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110.  Shiva will be observed at his late residence, 3900 Tim Tam Drive, Harrisburg, PA on Friday 1-4, Sunday – Tuesday 1-4 & 7-9 and Wednesday 1-4 p.m.


  1. Brenda Christopher
    Aug 29, 2018

    My deepest condolences, Karen. You and your family are in my prayers.

  2. Frank McDowell
    Aug 29, 2018

    Karen,Ira,Hal…… I can’t begin to tell you how sorry I feel for Ezra’s passing….He will always be remembered as one of my trusted friends. Rest in peace my friend.
    Frank McDowell

  3. Heather Steadman
    Aug 29, 2018

    It was indeed a pleasure to have known Ezra at Westat. He was a fair and kind gentleman. He was already missed when he retired in 2015, and now will be missed more than ever.

    My deepest condolences to his family. My prayers are with you all. God will take care of you.

  4. Judy (Fontana) Minkoff
    Aug 30, 2018

    My deepest condolences for the passing of Ezra. My heart and thoughts are with you today and as you sit Shiva this coming week. I hope you can find comfort among friends and family.

  5. Allan Fingeret
    Aug 30, 2018


    I just learned of Ezra’s death. I was sorry to hear of it. I wish the best for you and your family in your grief.

    Allan Fingeret

  6. John & Beverly Caparco
    Sep 1, 2018

    Dear Karen – We were saddened to learn of Ezra’s death and will keep you and your family in our prayers. Thinking about the two of you brought back a host of memories from our early years. Please know that you have our sincere sympathy, and may the memories of the life you shared sustain you now.

  7. Sandra (Brahan) Carr
    Oct 2, 2018

    My deepest condolences to Ezra’s family for his passing. He was a kind, generous and warmhearted person to work for. May his soul rest in peace, and the life long memories help you find comfort among each other.

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