OBITUARY

James Richard Schneider

January 10, 1960May 26, 2019

James Richard Schneider, passed away on Sunday May 26, 2019. Born January 10, 1960, to Clarence and Lorraine Schneider (nee Walsh); Beloved husband of Mary Schneider (nee Vollmer); loving father of Jacob Vollmer; dear brother of Kathleen (David) O’Leary, Debbie Schneider and the late Linda Price; dear brother-in-law of David Price; loving nephew of Myrtle Walsh; Our dear nephew, uncle, great uncle, cousin and friend.

In lieu of flowers masses are preferred.

Visitation Thurs. May 30, 2019 from 10:00 AM until time of Funeral service at 2:00 PM, Alexander White-Mullen Funeral Home 11101 St. Charles Rock Road. Interment to follow at Mt. Lebanon Cemetery.

Condolences may be offered at www.alexanderstlouis.com

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, May 30, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, May 30, 2019

Memories

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Doug Ruby

June 8, 2019

Jim will be ever present in the hearts and minds of communities, businesses, and neighborhoods that know him; a hub in a wheel bigger than we can conceive with spokes too many to count. Over the past 20 years, like many others, weekly transactions developed into a friendship and one that truly cares about you and your family. I will always know Jim as my friend, along with his family and those at Long Acres that keep it going. Jim made it a point to always say “Thank You”, even when he was the one giving more than receiving. Jimmy, my brother, for what it’s worth…thank you.

Dave Hilditch Annie Smart

June 7, 2019

We were so saddened to hear of Jim’s unexpected passing.

Jim was a special person. Really one of a kind. Week in and week out he was consistently friendly and willing to relate to pretty much anybody. He shared thoughts about the weather, lamented the price of produce on a given week and laughed about the craziness of life. Every spring, he gave us 2 tomato plants to plant and grow! He recently asked after my aged Mom after I had returned from a visit. So many comments on this page mention his essential kindness, generosity and willingness to help. His loss is a blow to the community.

“But the righteous man, though he die early, will be at rest. For old age is not honored by length of time nor measured by number of years; but understanding is gray hair for men, and a blameless life is ripe old age.” (Wisdom, 4)

May you rest in peace, Jim, and may the family, business and community you poured yourself into on a daily basis thrive and grow.

Jane Mendelson

June 6, 2019

Jim was one of a kind - warm, thoughtful, interesting to talk to, and always ready for a laugh. He drew St. Louisans from all over the world to his unique market. He attracted wonderful, helpful employees too. When I moved to Richmond Heights from U. City, Long Acres kept calling me back. Mary, I'm so sorry for your and your family's loss. I know we will treasure Jim's upbeat spirit always.

Fatima Adegboye

June 4, 2019

Saturday, June 1, 2019 was truly one of my saddest days. As usual, I went to the Market to buy produce only to learn of Jim's transition via Notice on the door. I am still very shaken. Jim's beautiful smiles and memories of how he helped so many immigrants and non-immigrants remain imprinted on me. He could discern the struggle of others without any words being spoken, and his helping hands outstretched beyond himself without any words being spoken.

Jim unfailingly expressed appreciation with a "Thank You and See You Next Week " after every transaction. He was a big man whose frame could not hold the size of his heart; a tireless giver of joy and respect. He simply gave, and gave, and gave without condition.

Ahead of his unexpected transition, I hope Jim received -again and again- the gratitude of my family and the community which he knowingly or unknowingly supported. We miss you dearly, and cling to the kindness and generosity you leave.

May the sweet loving memories of a good man continue to be a source of comfort, pride and happiness to Mary, Jacob, Debbie and the entire crew of Long Acres Farm family and friends.

Fatima Adegboye and Family.

Kristin Sobotka

June 1, 2019

Dearest Mary, Debbie, and Jacob,
What a tragic loss for you and your family. All of University City has lost a dear friend in Jim. I will miss him as will so very many others.
My prayers for you all,
Kristin

Susan Gillham

June 1, 2019

I was so saddened to learn about the passing of Jim. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to visit the market this week until Saturday so I missed the notice and the memorial. I hope the Long Acres family knows I was there in spirit. I’m somewhat of a late customer to the market, only for about 10 years, but I was so proud to buy my vegetables every week from such a nice, local business. Jim, Mary, Debbie, Tony, Dave, and all of the Long Acres’ family are always so kind and friendly. They all would ask about my parents, my Jim, job, work, landscaping, travels, etc. I routinely overheard Jim and Mary give discounts to their customers (free to those who needed it), and I often had “discussions” with Jim to actually charge me the real price which always ended in smiles and many “thank you’s” for my business. I send everyone a big hug and support during this healing time and thank you for being a great part of my life! I hope factors allow for the market to return because I will very much miss seeing you all. -Susan Gillham (& Jim Heys)

Erika Halsey

June 1, 2019

We were so saddened to hear about Jim's passing. Jim was a kind and generous person who we looked forward to seeing every Saturday morning. He always greeted us with a big hello and it was easy to see that he was loved by so many in the community. Our deepest condolences to Mary, Jacob and the rest of his family.

In sympathy,

Erika Halsey and Alex Snow

Grace and Andy Bramman

May 31, 2019

We were so saddened to learn of Jim's passing. For so many years he has been a part of our weekly routine, always with a smile on his face and so kind, thoughtful, and caring - just an all around good man. Everyone at Long Acres truly feels like family, and we are so deeply sorry for your loss. We'll miss Jim dearly. Sending our love to you all.

Sue Powers

May 31, 2019

I’m really going to miss you Jim, along with members of my family and countless others. I remember way back when we were teenagers and I would come to your family’s market with my Mom and you were always there. - smiling. Then I grew up and went away for awhile. Years later, then married and starting a family, I wandered up to your stand and was thrilled to see you there. You were a lot bigger and older, but I recognized that big smile. I’m so greatful to have gotten reacquainted, seeing you on weekends for another 40 years., getting to know your sweet family and Mary (whom you were hiding for years) and then Jacob. I will miss you, Jim.

My love and prayers are with you Mary, Jacob, Debbie, Tony, Dave and all the Long Acresfamily. Thank you for always taking such good care of all of us. Thank you for your smiles and making us all feel like part of the family. We were blessed to have Jim as a friend and we’re are still blessed to have you.
Love,
Sue

Robert Wilcox

May 30, 2019

My condolences and deepest sympathy to Jim's family and the many friends he has made over the years, always cheerfully greeting us and helping us with our selections.
Bob Wilcox

FROM THE FAMILY