Lewis (Lou) Schneider, 87, of Monroe Township, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at his home.
He cherished his family and leaves his adoring wife of 60 years, Harriet; his son,Marc and his wife Margaret, his daughter, Jill Hammarberg, and her husband Eric; his grandchildren, Stowe, Bryn, and Shaine; his loving sister, Laura Drexler; and many nieces and nephews.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Lou raised his family in Bellmore, NY, then moved to the Upper East Side of Manhattan, enjoying a weekend home in the Berkshires, and finally settling in Monroe Township, where has lived for the past 16 and a half years. He traveled the world extensively, both with his wife and in business.
Lou's professional career in the garment industry spanned over 65 years, including as the Vice President of J.W. Mays department stores in New York, head of licensing for Sergio Valente Jeans, and his own successful licensing business, Lou Schneider, LLC. He was highly revered and respected in his industry.
Lou’s personality would fill a room with his endless stories, sense of humor, optimism and true love of life. He was a devoted liberal, straight-shooter, worked until the day he passed--he was an incredible man and truly admired!
The family will receive friends on Friday, February 15th beginning at 11:30 AM at our affiliate Funeral Home, Beth Israel Memorial Chapel, 475 Main Street, Spotswood. Memorial prayers will start at 12:00 PM followed by a 2:30 PM committal Service at the Brig. General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Wrightstown, NJ.