Jamie C. (Bentley) Schneider

Born: Mon., Dec. 24, 1951
Died: Thu., Apr. 25, 2013


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Sun., Apr. 28, 2013
Location: Kittanning-McKean St.

Services are to be announced

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4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., Apr. 29, 2013
Location: Kittanning-McKean St.

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Jamie C. Schneider, of Kittanning, author of "Who Will Make the Pies When I'm Gone?," passed away Thursday, April 25, 2013, after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer. Jamie's book is a memoir of her journey and a "no sugar added" discussion of the dark side of cancer. Prior to becoming an author, Jamie dedicated 20 years of her life to serving as a drug and alcohol counselor at Arc Manor, in Kittanning, where she impacted many lives. After retiring from Arc Manor, Jamie began making pies, breads and her famous cinnamon rolls, as well as making jams and jellies, to sell at the Kittanning Farmers Market. When she was diagnosed with cancer, Jamie redefined her life through writing. Jamie wished to be spared nothing that properly belongs to a life span, and she relished every experience, even in sickness. Given her love of life, it was only natural that gardening became a passion for Jamie. Seeing new plant life each spring was one of Jamie's greatest joys. In lieu of sending flowers, Jamie would want you to plant flowers of your own and enjoy the feeling of earth between your fingers. Jamie was preceded in death by her longtime canine companion, Zeus, who died from his own battle with cancer shortly after Jamie was diagnosed. Jamie is survived by her husband, Bill. They would have celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary on May 6. She is also survived by her two sons, Marc Schneider and his wife, Nikki (Germy) Schneider, and their daughter, Molly Elizabeth Schneider, and Patrick Schneider and his wife, Carrie (Bellas) Schneider. Jamie is also survived by her brothers and sisters, Jerome Bentley, of Lawrenceville, N.J., Janice Hall, of Pittsburgh, Judson Bentley, of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Jeffrey Bentley, Joseph Bentley, Joan (Bentley) Reld, Therese (Bentley) Peterson and Michelle Bentley, all of Pittsburgh; and many in-laws, nieces, nephews and friends. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, April 28, 2013, and from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 29, 2013, in the SNYDER-CRISSMAN FUNERAL HOME, 200 S. McKean St., Kittanning, PA 16201.

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Lorraine and Terry Valena
   Posted Sat April 27, 2013
Jamie and I became friends through our passion for plants. Regardless if we were planting shrubs, pulling weeds, or trying to identify an insect Jamie's love and energy enveloped all who worked with her.
I smile when I think of the cinnamon rolls and blueberry treats she baked for our meetings. They were wonderful!
The world is a better place because of Jamie Schneider.
May her memories comfort you. God Bless you.

Matthew Barrett
   Posted Sat April 27, 2013

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Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Eastern Alliance Insurance Group

Gail Kasun Adams
   Posted Sat April 27, 2013
Jamie and I met in 1979 when I joined the team at ARC Manor. I knew instantly that I adored her. She and Bill were good people and I enjoyed them always. Never forget when we had CPR certification and the two of them showed up with fresh, raw vegies from their garden for all to eat. I have been addicted to sugar snap peas ever since! Love the book as only one can when they know the author lived every day to the fullest of her capabilities. I will miss you, always. God Speed!

Elaine Pusateri
   Posted Sun April 28, 2013
"We are travelers on a cosmic journey, stardust swirling and dancing in the eddies and whirlpools of infinity. Life is eternal. We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share. This is a precious moment. It is a little parenthesis in eternity."

~ Paulo Coelho

I think Jamie would like this, I have no words of my own to express my sadness and the deep void I feel. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. In our hearts Jamie will only be a thought away.
Loving thoughts and prayers to you all

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