Life is a journey that we all must take and each of us must go alone. It is all a part of God‘s plan, a step on the road home. Anthony Paul Schnyder, 82, departed this life and began his journey home on January 13, 2024.
Anthony was born on January 23, 1941 in New Orleans, LA to Dennis Schnyder and Edna (Poche’) Schnyder. He is preceded in death by his father, Dennis Schnyder; mother, Edna Poche’ Sorapuru; his stepfather, Albert Sorapuru; his sister, Gwendolyn Bouler; 4 brothers, Dennis, Milton and Herbert Schnyder, and Huey Sorapuru.
The simplest pleasures in life brought joy to Anthony. He loved to spend time with his family and friends. Gambling was his specialty. His fun facts and dance moves were impressive. His door was always open with a lending hand as he helped those in need. He acted as a surrogate father to many.
Anthony joined the US Army at a young age and served for 26 years before retiring in 1985 as a E-8 First Sergeant with multiple awards and recognition; inclusive of a bronze star medal.
During his stint in the military, he learned quickly what it meant to fight for our country; he did 2 tours to Vietnam during the war.
Anthony developed his fear of flying after being part of the “Rat Pack” that surveyed areas and were often attacked in the air during the war. It was his tour in California that would lead him to meet the love of his life, Carolyn Jean (Jeanie).
As a married man, he had the opportunity to expose his family to international travel with several tours to Germany.
Anthony quickly adapted to being a provider and did what he had to do to support his family. After retirement, he attended vocational schooling to obtain air conditioning repair skills. He would later have the opportunity to travel the world via ship, as a military contractor repairing equipment and vehicles. Missing his family, Anthony took an opportunity with DOD that would bring him back to US soil, Goose Creek, South Carolina.
A loving and devoted brother, father and grandfather, Anthony is survived by his 2 sisters, Rose Mathieu and Charlene Legaux; his wife, Carolyn Jean; his children, Dijuana Howard (Ken), Anthony Paul Schnyder Jr. and Patricia Smiley (Tracy); granddaughters, Logan Howard, Kaitlin Schnyder, Kennedy Howard, Alana Smiley, Madison Howard, Kelsey Smiley and a host of family and friends.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, January 20, 2024 at Simplicty, 281 Treeland Drive, Suite C, Ladson, SC 29456
Visitation from 11am-12pm. Homegoing Service from 12pm-1pm
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We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Simplicity LowCountry Cremation & Burial Services Inc | Summerville