RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Katherine “Kitty” Schneider (nee Snyder), 93, of Rutherford, died peacefully with her family at her side Monday, July 25, 2016.
She was born June 19, 1923, to George and Anna (nee Gavin) Snyder in New York City.
She was the wife of 64 years to the late Jeremiah Schneider (2011), with whom she had 10 children, 16 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
The couple met in St. Mary’s High School in Rutherford, where they became high school sweethearts.
She graduated Georgian Court College in Lakewood, receiving a BA degree in education. She was a past member of the Rutherford Woman’s Club and a parishioner the Church of Saint Mary in Rutherford.
Her and her husband owned and operated their family business, the RoadRunner Restaurant, on Park Avenue in downtown Rutherford from 1971-85.
Besides her husband, she was predeceasded by her son, George Schneider (1958); son-in-law, Walter Groux (2014); son-in-law, Guy Blehl (2016); and sister, Ruth Ely. She will be deeply missed by her nine children, Kit Groux, Ann Schneider, Nora Renzulli and her husband Richard, Meg Schneider, Jerry Schneider and his wife Helen, Sally Blehl, Mark Schneider, Louis Schneider and Bill Schneider, 16 grandchildren, Daniel, Katie and Mary Groux, Kristen, Richard and Matthew Renzulli, Beth, Kari, Jeremiah, Michael, George, Alexandra, Christian, Grace, Sara Ann and Gavin Schneider; and four great-grandchildren, Antonio Julian, James, Caroline and Harrison.
The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Friday with a prayer service at 6 p.m. The funeral will be at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Calhoun Funeral Home, 19 Lincoln Ave., Rutherford followed by a 9:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Liturgy in The Church of Saint Mary, 91 Home Ave., Rutherford. Interment will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Totowa.