James H. Schneider of Clarence, a Navy veteran of World War II and a retired salesman, died Sept. 1 in Veterans Affairs Medical Center after a brief illness. He was 80.
Born in Buffalo, Mr. Schneider graduated from Seneca Vocational High School. During the war, he served as a gunner's mate second class aboard the USS Wayne, an attack transport, and saw action in eight major battles in the South Pacific.
From 1960 until his retirement in 1988, he worked as a salesman of institutional cleaning solvents in the Buffalo-Niagara Falls region for DuBois Chemicals, based in Cincinnati.
An active Mason, Mr. Schneider was a member of Ismailia Shrine and the Buffalo Consistory and volunteered for eight years at Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, the former Rose M. Kumpf; two sons Craig J. of Helendale, Calif., and Douglas C. of Rumford, Maine; a daughter, Cynthia R. Hausle of Williamsville; a brother, John H. of Akron; and four grandchildren.
A memorial service will be at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 15 in Amigone
Funeral Home, 8440 Main Street, Clarence. Burial will be private.