Thomas Edward “Tommy” Schneider Jr.
(1/25/2013) FLORIDA — , 31, died while fishing off the coast of Florida. Born May 29, 1981, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, he was the son of Jennifer Lynn Barrett Schneider, and Thomas E. Schneider of Ocean City.
Mr. Schneider was a fishing boat captain, as were his father, grandfather, Paul G. Schneider and his great-grandfather, Carrol Paul Schneider. He worked hard at sea, often traveling from Florida to Nova Scotia, fishing for shrimp, scallops and flounder. He and two other men went down when they were struck by a rogue wave off the coast of Florida.
Mr. Schneider is survived by his wife, Dianne Harrison Schneider; his grandparents, Dr. Charles and Elaine Barrett; and his stepfather, Ron. Also surviving are his uncle, Paul G. Schneider Jr. and his wife, Lynda; cousins, Nora and Jessica of Annapolis; and his second cousins, Eddie Thomas Schneider, Donny Edward Schneider and Darla Ann and her husband, Jeff, of Florida.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Paul G. Schneider and Virginia Jane Schneider of Schneider Seafoods Inc. and Ginny’s Crab Shack of Annapolis and Southern Seafoods in Port Canaveral, Fla.; his great-aunt, Lynda Schneider; his uncle, Eddie T. Schneider Sr. of Florida; his stepmother, Anne Schneider; and his stepbrother and sister, Jonathan Moneymaker and Elise M. Feldt of Virginia.
“Tommy” was doing what he loved on the big wide ocean.