In Loving Memory of Lois Schneider May

Lois Schneider May

Lois Schneider May

Clarks Summit, PA December 16, 1929 ~ September 23, 2017 Date of Service: September 25, 2017

Lois Schneider May, 87, a resident of Elan Gardens, Clarks Summit, died Saturday in the Jewish Home, Scranton. She was preceded in death by husbands, George Schneider and Richard May. 

Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Frank E. and Tillie Schick Fogel.

Lois was a graduate of Scranton Central High School, Keystone Junior College, SUNY-Oswego, N.Y. Campus and Penn State University.

Before retirement, she was employed as a project manager by the Luzerne County Housing Authority.

She was a member of Temple Israel, Wilkes-Barre, and its Sisterhood. She was a life member of the Scranton Chapter of Hadassah and the Wyoming Valley Jewish Community Center.

Lois was an avid swimmer and cross country skier and enjoyed Jewish humor.

Her other interests were music, including being a piano player, dancing, literature and trivia. She was also an active volunteer for many years with the American Red Cross, the V.A. Hospital and Hadassah.

Surviving are three daughters, Ceil Rydzewski and husband, Atty. Joseph Rydzewski, Factoryville; Edye Schneider, Scranton and Los Angeles, Calif.; and Tina Schneider, Tacoma Park, Md.; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; a stepson, Alan May, Shavertown; and a stepdaughter, Barbara May, Ardmore; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Gladys Tannenbaum.

A graveside funeral service will be held today at 2 p.m. in the Dalton Jewish Cemetery by Rabbi Larry Kaplan.

Shiva will be observed at the residence of her daughter and son-in-law, Ceil and attorney Joseph Rydzewski, 129 Seamans Road, Factoryville, today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Contributions in her memory may be made to the Jewish Family Service of Lackawanna County, 603 Jefferson Ave., Scranton, PA 18510, or to the charity of the donor's choice.

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