Life Story for Jon David Schneider
Jon Schneider of San Diego, California passed away on September 6, 2017, after a courageous eight-month battle with cancer. Jon was the loving husband of Molly Hauser Schneider and the devoted father of three wonderful children, Allison, Melissa and Jeremy. He was the son of Gail and Ira Schneider of Scottsdale, Arizona, brother of Meredith Schneider of Scottsdale, son-in-law of Jan and Mark Hauser of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, brother-in-law of Sandy Hauser and Jeff Parness of New York City and Michael and Julie Hauser of Oak Park, Michigan, and uncle of nine special nieces and nephews. Jon leaves behind aunts, uncles and cousins that he adored, and many, many good friends. Jon was 50 years old.
Jon embraced life and maintained a remarkable will to live, asking “what’s next” until his last days. He looked forward to the upcoming holidays and simchas with family. He adored his wife Molly more than words can say, and she was his determined and constant best friend and advocate, by his side day and night during his illness.
Jon was a hockey player and an avid sports fan who was true to the Padres through thick and thin -- but his truest allegiances were to his home team, the New York Yankees (Jon grew up in Hewlett, New York), the Arizona State Sun Devils, his alma mater – and above all, the Powerhouse, Little League, competition dance groups, ASB committees and other pursuits of his incredibly talented kids. Most recently he is a huge Alabama fan, where his daughter Allie attends school. Jon most of all loved his family, including his in-laws, his extended family, and the friends that have been so close that they really are family. He was also exceptionally devoted to the Jewish community in San Diego, Israel and around the world. Jon was a member of the Jewish Federation of North America’s Young Leadership Cabinet and traveled with the Cabinet to communities in need around the world, experiences that moved him profoundly. He was a member of the Board of the Jewish Federation of San Diego and a chair of its Israel and Overseas Committee. Jewish continuity, connection, and tikkun olam were guiding principles. He was a member of Congregation Beth Israel.
Jon moved to San Diego not long after graduating from Arizona State University and made it his home. Though a 25 year resident of Southern California, Jon always remained a consummate New Yorker and never lost his taste for a real pastrami sandwich and good slice of pizza. But it was in San Diego where he met Molly and began a career in sports marketing, where he made lifelong relationships and friendships with colleagues around the world. He was also a watch afficianado and spent years travelling and pursuing that business as well. Jon’s happiest and proudest moments were in sharing in both the remarkable accomplishments and the everyday conversations with his family. Jon was truly a treasure, he will be sorely missed and remembered forever.
The family wishes to thank the doctors and incredible staff at UCSD for their wonderful support.