Willard H. "Bill" Schnader

Dec 27 1947
Apr 11 2016
68 Years
Allentown, Pennsylvania

Willard H. "Bill" Schnader, 68, of Allentown, passed away on April 11, 2016 at the LVHN Hospice Center of Allentown, PA.  He was the beloved husband of Kathy Wertz Schnader with whom he shared 47 years of marriage. Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late Harry W. Schnader and Virginia Rzepinski Kauffman Fredd. 
Bill was a 1965 graduate of the Scott High School in Coatesville.  After 40 years in banking, Bill retired from Wachovia Bank as Senior Vice President of the Credit Products Department. 
He was the founder of the Lender's Fantasy League Baseball and enjoyed serving as secretary for 26 years.  He was a member of the House of Burgess of Colonial Williamsburg, an avid Philles fan and a big Bob Dylan fan. Bill considered the Romansville Methodist Church in Romansville, PA his family church.   

He is survived, in addition to  his wife, by his daughter, Dr. Jill Schnader-Waterman, wife of Kelly Waterman, of Grove City, Ohio and two granddaughters; Morgan Paige Waterman and Erin Virginia Waterman.

 Funeral services will be held on Sunday, April 17, 2016, at 3:00PM  from the Wilde Funeral Home, 434 W. Main Street, Parkesburg, PA with a viewing from 2 to 3:00pm. Memorial donations may be made in his memory to the Romansville United Methodist Church, 1859 Strasburg Road, Coatesville PA 19320 or Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA), 706 Haddonfield Road, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002.

Service Date: 
Apr 18 2016 - 2:59pm
Service Location: 
Wilde Funeral Home


Dear Jill, Mrs. Schnader, and Family,

I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Schnader's passing.  In my childhood memories, time at your house was time filled with joy and good jokes.  Jill, your success and your gentle demeanor is a testament to the great person your folks helped you to be.

Sending every comfort your way at this difficult time.


Liz Fenstermaker

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Dear Kathy and Family,

Lynda and I are very sorry to here of the passing of Bill. We knew he was fighting MS over many years. From the first time we met Bill, at one of the Wertz's family outings, he became our friend. You could sense his love for both you and Jill and the Wertz family. Our prayers are with you in these times and Bill will be in your hearts forever. If you need anything please contact us (570-956-8545).


Norm & Lynda Warner

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Kass, it sounds funny to say that my "sister-in-law's brother-in-law's" passing should sadden me in the way it does ... but that just speaks to the way we have all been one family over the years.

I am praying for you, dear one.


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Dear Kathy, Jill, and Family, 

It is with a mixture of sadness, relief, and admiration that we offer our condolences on the passing of Bill.  Sadness because he is gone from your lives and will not see his granddaughters grow up.  Relief because he and Kathy will not have to endure the almost constant physical pain Bill experienced in the latter stages of his life.  Admiration for the unwavering commitment and support Kathy provided Bill during his long battle with MS and, most recently, lung cancer.  


Rich and Connie Parker

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Kathy and Family,

It was a true pleasure and honor to work with Bill over so many years and to get to know him as well as I have. He was a real trooper living with his MS and never complaining. His love and passion for his family was heart warming and proof of what a great man he was. He will be in our hearts forever.

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