John Newton Schnader, 96, passed away at 12:55 p.m. on Saturday, March 30, 2019, at Salem Regional Medical Center.
Born October 11, 1922, in Pittsburgh, he was a son of the late Daniel Zacharias and Harriet Amelia (Rinehart) Schnader.
John worked as a buyer for E.W. Bliss for 40 years, retiring in 1987.
A 1940 graduate of David Anderson High School, he was a member of Lisbon Ruritan, the American Legion and served as Sunday School Superintendent and church elder at St. Jacob’s United Church of Christ.
He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII and the Korean War during which time he served as a parachute instructor and was commissioned as an officer at Fort Benning, Georgia.
Survivors include his three children, Gene P. Schnader, Gale E. (Michael) Prasco and Dennis E. Schnader, all of Salem; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren; as well as, his sisters, Miriam Smith of Lisbon and Naomi Lucaric of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania and a brother, David Schnader of New Philadelphia.
His loving wife of 71 years, Mary M. (Smallwood) Schnader, preceded him in death in 2015. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, two sisters and an infant son.
Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 2 at St. Jacob’s United Church of Christ with Pastor Steven Johnson, officiating. Calling hours are one hour prior to the service, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at the church.
Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church or to Community Hospice, 716 Commercial Avenue SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.
Arrangements are being cared for by the Weber Funeral Home.
To leave online condolences to the Schnader family, plese visit www.weberfh.com.
A television tribute will air Tuesday, April 2 at the following approximate times: 6:41 a.m. WYTV and 8:41 a.m. MyYTV and 9:58 a.m. on FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.