Jeff Schneider (Sept. 27, 1956-Jan. 6, 2018)
Earlier this month I learned that our friend Jeff Schneider (Sept. 27, 1956-Jan. 6, 2018) had passed away. Jeff had been sick and failing for several years. On this website, which Jeff launched a couple of years ago, you can read about Jeff and explore his writing. In his bio, one sentence for me stands out: “At eighteen he left home to begin a geographical and psychologically itinerate life.” That is certainly true. Jeff did things his own way, in his own time, and with little or no thought about what others might think about him.
I met Jeff in eighth grade in Emerson, New Jersey, where we played a lot of basketball in his driveway. As high school misfits gravitate to each other, so Jeff and I became and remained friends.
Jeff was cremated and his ashes were spread in the garden he worked in his beautiful backyard in Ellenville.
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