Martin Schneider ’47

Martin “Mickey” Schneider, 87, died June 21, 2014, at his residence in Bangor. He was born March 22, 1927, in New York, NY, the son of Samuel and Molly (Chesner) Schneider.

Mickey moved to Maine at the age of 3. As a young man, he participated in community theatre and loved to sing. He was a lifelong member of the Beth Abraham Synagogue where served as Gabbai, and was part of the Chevrah Kadisha. He delighted many children over the decades with candy in the synagogue on the Sabbath. Mickey was very involved with his Jewish faith and gave much to Jewish charities over the years. He owned Sklar’s Kosher Meats and Delicatessen, providing kosher foods to the Jewish community and to kosher camps for years. His second career, and one he was very passionate about, was as a realtor. After his hard work developing the Randolph Drive subdivision for the City of Bangor, the city recognized him with a proclamation for all his efforts. Mickey was a graduate of the Maine Maritime Academy.

He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Shirley (Lerner) Schneider; children, Paul Schneider of Bangor, Betsy Schneider of Bangor, Debbie Inbar and husband Yehuda of Boston; siblings, Betty and Julie Wise of Florida, Stanley Schneider and wife Cory of New Jersey; grandchildren, Jordan, Andrew and Nicole Schneider, Caleb Sweet, Matthew and Erik Inbar; and several loving nieces and nephews.