Bennett B. Schneider IV, 88, of Mattapoisett died Saturday January 24, 2015 after a long illness.
Son of the late Bennett B. Schneider III and Elinore (Brackett) Schneider, he is survived by his cherished wife Sharon Martin Schneider, and by his three beloved children, Debra Adams and her husband Kurt of Spencer, MA, Robin Osipova and her husband Vladimir of Townsville, Australia, and Bennett B. Schneider V of Los Angeles, CA; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
During a long career in radio and television broadcasting, his most rewarding work accomplishment was his role as Bozo the Clown on Channel 6 in the New Bedford area in 1969-1971. His lifelong vocation was making people laugh.
His greatest pleasures came from this love of languages, Maine, the sea, and history. His greatest frustrations came from trying to understand the incomprehensible human animal, not to mention mathematics and accounting.
He will be sorely missed by his loved ones. His hope was that relatives and friends in both hemispheres drink a farewell toast of a decent Burgundy to his memory.
At his request, services will be private. Arrangements are by the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett. For online condolence book, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.