Jerome D. Schneider

August 5, 1927June 26, 2020

Beloved husband of the late Betty (Goldberg) and the late Jean (Wenneker); dear father and father-in-law of Dr. Robert (Justin) Schneider; dear grandfather of Sarah (Andrew) Carlson, Benjamin (Pushpha) Schneider, Jeremy (Allison) Schneider; dear brother and brother-in-law of Harold (Dorothy) Schneider, the late Lillian Hoffman Busch, and the late Bertha Schrenzel; brother-in-law of Anna Lee Nissenholtz; beloved great grandfather of Graham, Rhys, Leena, Holden, Audrey, and Asha; father of Laurie (Barry) Light; and grandfather of Rebecca Light.

Jerry was a Certified Public Accountant who established his own firm after graduating from Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri. His first wife and the mother of his children, Betty, worked by his side until her death in 1986. He later married his second wife, Jean, who died in 2012. Jerry loved his family, adored his dogs, and even through Alzheimer’s Disease found joy in Frank Sinatra, matzoh ball soup, and cheese blintzes. He died from complications of COVID-19.

The family appreciates the loving care provided by Parc Provence and Heartland Hospice.

Private graveside service Monday, June 29 at Beth Hamedrosh Hagodol.

Memorial contributions preferred to Jewish Federation of St. Louis COVID-19 Community Response Fund; Knight Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center of Washington University; Humane Society of Missouri; or the charity of your choice.


  • Private Graveside Service

    Monday, June 29, 2020


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Belinda May

June 28, 2020

Though we only knew the many wonderful things about Mr. Schneider through his beloved granddaughter, Sarah Schneider Carlson, we send our love and prayers to the whole family. With deepest sympathies. The Spitz-May Family

Bob Carlson

June 28, 2020

I so enjoyed talking with Jerry at family gatherings. While he was a quiet man, he really knew a lot about the things we discussed. My condolences to the members of our family directly related to him, and to everyone who had the honor of knowing him. May his wisdom, memory and love be carried through all of the generations that will come after him.

Max Nissenholtz

June 28, 2020

I see the face of my Uncle and remember his soft voice and gentle manner. He was always kind and warm in our relationship. I also see my cousin Rob who shares the same soft voice and gentle caring nature. Very fine men indeed who are close to my heart. Sincerely Max Nissenholtz.