Martin's Story

BANGOR - 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.

Funeral services will be held 12 Noon, Monday, June 23, at the Jewish Funeral Chapel, 118 Center St., Bangor. Interment will be at Beth Abraham Cemetery, Bangor. Gifts in his memory may be made to the Beth Abraham Synagogue, 145 York St., Bangor, ME 04401. Shiva will be observed at the home, 192 Norfolk Street, Bangor, until June 30, 2014. Condolences to the family may be expressed at

Minyan times will be mornings, 6:45 a.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 7:30 a.m. Sunday at Beth Abraham Synagogue; and evenings 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Sunday at the home, 192 Norfolk St., Bangor.

Baruch Dayan Haemet
Published in Bangor Daily News
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