DR. LAWRENCE K. SCHNEIDER
Dr. Lawrence K. Schneider, 77, Bandon OR, died July 3, 2014 after a long battle with cancer. Eldest of two children, he was born Dec. 17, 1936 of parents Wesley John Schneider and Florence Jayne Kruse in Portland OR, and grew up in Seattle. He graduted from Roosevelt High School, Seattle, before enrolling at the University of Washington in 1955 where he joined Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, graduating in 1960. He subsequently graduated in 1966 with a Ph.D in anatomy from UW.
He is survived by his wife Catherine of 12 years and three children from an earlier marriage to Karen Hull: A son, Brandt, an anatomy associate professor at Texas Tech med school and two daughters, Kristen Wilday, an attorney in Phoenix and Erica Landis of Scottsdale AZ, and two step children, Todd Hoddick, international vp of Barco in Sacramento, and Amy Hoddick- Farrell, an animal control officer in Hemet, CA, eight grandchildren and four step grandchildren. A sister Sally Cruver lives in Fallbrook CA.
His distinguished career in education included teaching at the Universities of Washington, North Dakota, Arizona, and Nevada, ending when he retired from the University of Nevada, Reno. There, he was a member of the first group of faculty for the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Dr. Schneider, who was anatomy department chair, was named Professor of Anatomy, Emeritus, July 1, 1994. He authored numerous research papers in his long career, many on RNA synthesis in chromosomes. His book, Anatomical Case Histories, a problem solving text in anatomy, was published in 1976. A final research paper was co-authored and published in 1991 entitled: Prophylactic Knee Bracing in Athletics – Does It Work? In retirement he looked after ten dogs, four horses, two cats and two goats. His wife is an animal trainer and serves in SW Oregon search and rescue.
A memorial service was held Wednesday August 6 at the family home, 88786 Tokyo Lane, Bandon OR 97411.