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Medford W. Schnauber

June 17, 2016

Medford W. SchnauberMedford W. Schnauber, 95, formerly of Watertown, passed away Friday morning, June 17, 2016, at The Crossings Nursing and Rehab Center, Minoa where he had been a resident for five years.

The funeral service will be held at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., 320 John St., Clayton on Saturday, July 2, at 10AM with Rev. Leon "Toby" Schilling presiding. Burial in Redwood Cemetery will follow the service. A picnic in celebration of Medford's life will be held at Grass Point State Park following the services.

Medford was born in Clayton on March 2, 1921, son of Vernet and Harriet Robinson Schnauber and he was a graduate of Clayton High School.

On January 13, 1943 he enlisted in the US Army. He received the Good Conduct, American Theater Service, and WWII Victory medals and was honorably discharged as a Sergeant on February 21, 1946. While serving in the Army he married Bette Jones on March 6, 1943 at the First United Methodist Church, Gainesville, FL. Mrs. Schnauber passed on January 10, 2008.

After his discharge from the Army, the couple moved to Philadelphia, NY where they made their home for 14 years. They then moved to Watertown in 1964 and lived there until their retirement in 1983. They moved to Fishers Landing where they resided for 12 years, spending their winters in Lakeland, FL. In 1997 the couple moved back to Watertown.

For 43 years he worked at NY Air Brake, retiring in March 1983 as a machinist. He had been a member of the First United Methodist Church, Watertown.

He is survived by his two daughters and their husbands, Sharon S. and Ross Ney, Baldwinsville and Mary Ann and Kenneth Bodley, Fayetteville; two granddaughters and their husbands, Amy and John Reade, Marmora, NJ and Megan and Paul Ransiear, Baldwinsville; twin grandsons, Matthew Morris, Baldwinsville and Daniel Morris, Philadelphia, NY; five great grandchildren, Carolyn, Rebecca, and Joshua Reade, Marmora, NJ and Olivia and Madelyn Ransiear, Baldwinsville; two sisters, Barbara Landon, Watertown and Mary Lou Charles, Aurora; and several nieces and nephews. Besides his wife, Bette, Medford was predeceased by his brother, Robert, and sister, Helen Klouzal.

In lieu of flowers donations in his name may be made to either First United Methodist Church, 236 Mullin St., Watertown, NY 13601 or Donation Processing, Michael J. Fox Foundation, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014. Online condolences to his family may be made at www.cummingsfuneral.com.

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#7 Toby & Donna Morrow 2016-07-06 09:41
Sharon, Ross and family,

So sorry for your loss at this sad time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Toby & Donna
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#6 Rhonda Fults 2016-07-03 09:42
I am so sorry for your loss. Medford was my dads room mate at the Crossings. He was so wonderful to me and my family. I enjoyed all our talks. Now he is with his wife that he missed so much. My thoughts and prayers with you all.
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#5 James Ennis 2016-06-27 11:09
To the Family and Friends of Medford:

We join in extending our sincere heartfelt sympathy to you and your family during this most difficult time. May happier memories help to sustain you and bring you comfort through this period of sorrow.

With Love and Prayers,

Sandra Winkworth & Jim Ennis
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#4 Carol Ann Hancock 2016-06-26 00:54
My sympathy to the family. I knew the Schnauber's from First United Methdoist Church where we all attended. ( Carol Ann Sinclair)
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#3 Mike Murphy 2016-06-25 21:12
I worked with Medford in Dynapower,at the NYAB,in the late 70's and early eighties,he was a very very nice man. My deepest sympathies are with the Schnauber family.
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#2 mark gravelin 2016-06-25 09:32
schnaub......so rry to hear about "BIG MED" I REALLY LIKED HIM AND I KNOW HE GOT A KICK OUT OF ME ALWAYS TRYING TO TURN A QUICK BUCK. ITS NICE THAT YOUR SISTER ENDED UP BEING SO CLOSE TO YOU IN SAME AREA. 95 !!!!!! HE WAS A GOOD HEARTED AND LAYED BACK KINDA GUY ITS NO WONDER HE GOT A LOT OF YEARS IN !!!! OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOUR ENTIRE GANG .
GRAV
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#1 Terry Day 2016-06-22 15:20
I am so sorry for your loss my thoughts are with all of you.
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