Karole Samantha Margarite Avila-Schneidkraut

May 29, 1953October 8, 2021

On October 8, 2021, our community lost a truly remarkable person. Karole Avila, age 68, succumbed peacefully in her sleep to cancer. She was a physician and a psychiatrist who dedicated her life to the underserved mentally ill community. Karole attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in an accelerated medical program. After two years as an undergraduate, she transferred to Albany Medical College where she graduated with an M.D. degree in 1978. Following her residency in the Department of Psychiatry at Albany Medical College, she continued her training specializing in Consultation Liaison Psychiatry (the treatment of medically ill patients with psychological problems). Karole’s career included working in state psychiatric hospitals, an inner-city trauma center, and finally for the Veterans Administration. The common thread of her life and career was service to others. She is survived by her husband, Marlowe and her sister Dianne. She will be sorely missed by all those whose lives she touched.


25 October

Funeral Service

10:00 am

Pierce Brothers Crestlawn Memorial Park & Mortuary


11500 Arlington Ave
Riverside, CA 92505


Karole Samantha Margarite Avila-Schneidkraut

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Margaret Barckley

October 12, 2021

Dear cousin Karole sorry you have left us I remember you as a beautiful little girl. You were in my wedding and you grew into a remarkable woman. I am sure you’re happy in heaven where you deserve to be at peace. Say hi to Aunt Marie. Will see you soon. Love Marge and family.

Susan Latour

October 11, 2021

Fond memories of Karole...we played together as kids. Sleepovers at Uncle Sammy's and Aunt Sis' house. I played with Barbie Dolls while she concentrated on learning Russian because she liked Illya Kuryakin from "Man from Uncle"
We'll get to Sicily together one day. There must be one in Heaven!
Rest in Peace


October 9, 2021

I remember my cousin Karole, particular when we were very young. Our families would often get together. Karole was always a good natured, kind person. I will always remember her fondly. May God bless her immortal soul.