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Franklin J. Schneider

April 25, 1938 — June 25, 2022

Franklin J Schneider, of Warwick, NY was born in Brooklyn, NY on April 25, 1938, John and LouiseSchneider (Olenki). He passed peacefully on Saturday, June 25, 2022, at the age of 84.
His childhood adventures could have filled books; he loved the sport of baseball, especially the BrooklynDodgers.
Franklin proudly served his country in the U.S. Army Entertainment Division. He was honorablydischarged September 30, 1967.
Franklin studied voice with Dr. Peter J. Wilhousky and Cornelius Reed of New York City.
He attended Hartt School of Music in Connecticut, performed in The Brooklyn Opera and at Carnegie Hall.He moved north to Orange County, NY, was married and started a family. Franklin is survived by hisdaughter, Ingrid Schneider, son Jonathan Schneider, daughter-in-law Robin Harmon Schneider,grandchildren Riley, Jake and Jessie Rose, as well as Heidi Haupt and her wife, Lauren Hardy Haupt.Franklin was a man of endless talents, skills and vast ideas. He held many jobs throughout his inspiringand fascinating life: he was a postal carrier, a designer at International Paper, a performer at The LindenHouse in Greenwood Lake, NY. For many years he lent his Bass-Baritone voice in performances ofHandels "Messiah" at West Point. In addition to singing with The Hudson Valley Philharmonic, churchchoirs and countless weddings, his considerable experience included roles as Tevye in Fiddler on theRoof, Emil in South Pacific, El Gallo in The Fantasticks, Gaylord in Showboat and Don Quixote in Man ofLa Mancha.While Franklin was a connoisseur of classical music, he was a regular performer at the storied BodlesOpera House in Chester, NY, with the original Tin Pan Alley Players. He arranged a one man show,"Tales of the Troubadour" which he showcased around Hudson Valley.
Franklin shared his talent and love of music by coaching voice to people of all ages. He enjoyed art andnature photography and loved being around children and animals.
He served as the longest running tour guide at the Historic Brotherhood Winery in Washingtonville, NY.
In later years he became a fixture in the Hudson Valley Poetry Circuit. He hosted a series of his own atTuscan Caf in Warwick, NY. He was a published poet in the region as well as the author of a volume ofpoems and sketches "Panning for Goldfish in Streams of Awe" (Lion Autumn Music Publishing, 2016,NYC).
Franklin loved poetry salons where he spent many fine hours with his friends and fellow writers. Heread his poetry in NYC and in the oldest building in Santa Monica, CA.
Franklin Schneider: The Prince of Silly was a loving father and grandfather. He was an entertainer, asinger, a dreamer, a straight man, a school bus driver, a tour guide, a philosopher. He was a trusted andloyal friend to many. He was one of a kind and his mission had always been to make people smile.Mission accomplished, Dear Prince.
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Location: Oxford Hills Crematory, Inc.
Address: P.O. Box 358

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