Walter Joseph Schneble

September 2, 1936November 1, 2020
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Walter Joseph Schneble, age 84, of Las Vegas, a retired sales manager, passed away on Sunday, November 1, 2020 in Las Vegas. Born September 2, 1936 in Dayton, Ohio, he had lived in Las Vegas for the past 4 years. Mr. Schneble worked for Corning, Inc. for more than 25 years, retiring in 1994. He enjoyed boating, golfing and relaxing with his family and his dogs. Survivors include his daughter, Stephanie Randles; grandson, Sean Randles, Jr.; and siblings, Barry (Sharra D’Amico) Schneble, Joyce (Michael) McKale, and Nick (Cheryllynn) Schneble. He was preceded in death by his wife, Karen in 2018. A rosary service will be held at 6pm on Friday, November 27, 2020. A memorial service will be held at 9am on Saturday, November 28, 2020 all at Palm Southwest Mortuary, 7979 W. Warm Springs Rd., Las Vegas. Ennichement will take place at Palm Valley View Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made to the American Cancer Society.



27 November

Rosary Service

6:00 pm

Palm Southwest Mortuary

7979 W.Warm Springs Rd.
Las Vegas, Nevada 89113

28 November

Memorial Service

9:00 am

Palm Southwest Mortuary

7979 W.Warm Springs Rd.
Las Vegas, Nevada 89113

28 November

Graveside Service

12:00 pm

Palm Eastern Cemetery

7600 S Eastern Ave
Las Vegas, Nevada 89123

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Deborah Solomon

November 23, 2020

I have so many good memories of Walt. For my second interview for my job with Corning, I had a nice dinner with Karen and Walt! Well, that was refreshing and fun.
I started in Oct, 1989, and Walt was such a great boss, mentor and coach. I still have many guiding work principle that Walt taught me, I am glad to have been able to be on his team.
Warm thoughts to Walt’s Family and Friends, I know many happy memories will be with you all.

Barry Schneble

November 23, 2020

A great Father, Husband and the best big brother anyone could ever hope for, may you rest in peace with Karen and our Mother and Father.

Jon Freed

November 16, 2020

I knew Walt since 1978 when I joined Corning. We were sales reps for the Corning Science Products division. Later Walt became the Sales Manager for the Western Region and was my manager for many wonderful years. Walt was the best manager that I ever had. He knew how to get the best performance from us yet remained a friend. Walt was a man with a lot of class. He had sales meetings including wives at great places and Walt was famous for having dinners at superb restaurants.

Did you know that Walt was responsible for inventing a product for Corning? In the early days of semi-conductors, wafer chips were immersed in a large beaker containing hot acid sitting on top of a hot plate. When the wafer chips were removed, acid dripped on the hot plates resulting in quick damage. Walt came up with the Fast Bath, similar to a large crock pot but it contained 240 volt heaters in the walls and was made of special Corning glass that could take the beating of the acids and the high heat.

RIP, my dear friend, Walt!


Walter Joseph Schneble was a modest, quiet, and observant man who took in everything around him, always thinking before acting. He was a realist, someone who was efficient and practical in everything he did. He was a friendly person who truly cared about those around him.

Walter was born on September 2, 1936 in Dayton, Ohio to Richard and Margaret Schneble. He was raised in Dayton with his two younger brothers, Barry and Nick; and one younger sister, Joyce. Walter was brought up to be responsible and trustworthy in all that he did, and these were traits that he would carry with him throughout his life. He worked hard in grade school and was accepted into Notre Dame University where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration. Walter was also an Army veteran, and through his hard work and dedication, he achieved the rank of Specialist.

On October 19, 1963, Walter married the love of his life, Karen Lynne Corsaw at the Holy Angels Church in Dayton, OH. He was completely committed to Karen and maintained traditional ideals about marriage. Together, they were blessed with their daughter, Stephanie. Walter was a good father and kept “old fashioned” parental values. He was also blessed with one grandson, Sean. His family was rounded out by his Shih Tzu dogs, Mandy and Eon, who he had for six and a half years.

At work, Walter was always on task. If you gave him a deadline, he would meet it. He was sales manager for Corning, Inc. for more than 25 years, before retiring in 1994. Walter was able to quickly grasp concrete ideas and could organize and plan the best way to accomplish things with remarkable consistency. He had a true gift for being able to come up with practical resolutions to difficult problems.

Whenever he wasn’t at work, Walter liked staying active, especially by playing golf. He was also something of a sports fan and would watch both college and professional football, basketball, golf, tennis, and ice hockey. Walter was also a strong supporter of the Republican Party.

Walter passed away on November 1, 2020 at Mountain View Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada. He fought hard the last three months of his life, battling a-fib, pneumonia and myelodysplastic syndrome, a pre-leukemic form of cancer. He suffered two strokes before passing away peacefully. He is survived by his daughter, Stephanie Randles; his grandson, Sean Randles, Jr.; his brothers, Barry Schneble and Nick Schneble; and his sister, Joyce McKale. Services were held at Palm Southwest Mortuary. Walter was laid to rest in Palm Eastern Cemetery in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Walter Joseph Schneble was a trustworthy, pragmatic, and sympathetic person, the kind of man to whom everyone was drawn. You always knew where you stood with Walter and he will be deeply missed.

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