October 19, 1921 ~ August 10, 2001
Herbert Henry Schneider, M.D., F.A.C.S., 79, of Pueblo passed away August 10, 2001, after a lengthy illness with cancer. Born October 29, 1921, in Manhattan, New York. He will be terribly and sadly missed by his devoted wife of 53 years, Viola Elizabeth Schneider; children, Cyntha Ann Walsh, J.D. (Dwight Walsh, Ph.D.) of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Dr. Debra Schneider (Bruce Plotkin, J.D.) of Denver, Colorado and Dr. Brenda Schneider (Dr. Edward Bartle) of Pueblo West; grandchildren, Lilly Plotkin and Aric Bartle. Dr. Schneider served as a Staff Sergeant medic in the United States Army during World War II in the Asian-Pacific Theatre from 1942 through 1945. After the war, he received a bachelor's degree from New York University and a Master's Degree in Zoology from George Washington University. He was fluent in German and attended and graduated medical school from the University of Bern Medical School in Bern, Switzerland in 1954. He subsequently completed specialty training in general surgery at Providence Hospital in Washington, D.C. In addition, he completed internal medicine residency at the University of New Mexico in 1964. He was a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He practiced at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Hot Springs, South Dakota and Grand Junction, Colorado before locating to Pueblo, Colorado. He practiced General Surgery and Internal Medicine until his retirement in 1995. During his over 40 years of medicine he was entirely devoted to his patients and very much missed the practice of medicine following his retirement. He was a devoted husband having celebrated his 53rd wedding anniversary in November and a devoted father and grandfather who pampered both his grandchildren. When he had free time for hobbies, he especially enjoyed yard work on his tractor, raising and training miniature horses, building projects around the house, fishing, woodworking and traveling. He will lie in state at the funeral home from noon until 8 p.m. today. Graveside services will be held 10 a.m. Monday, August 13, 2001, at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to the El Pueblo Boys Ranch or the La Junta Boys Ranch or donor's favorite charity through the funeral home.