Roy E. Scheider, 92, of Hardwick, NJ, formerly of Long Valley, NJ and Whippany, NJ, passed away on Tuesday April 2, 2019 at his home. Roy was born on August 30, 1926 in Newark, NJ to the late Charles William Scheider and the late Mary A. (Hess) Scheider. He graduated from Columbia High School and then enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. After serving his country, Roy graduated from Upsala College. He would further his education at Rutgers University, where he received a law degree and doctorate. He worked as a Commercial Bankruptcy Lawyer and traveled all over our country assisting some of the biggest corporations. Roy belonged to the American Legion in Springfield, NJ. He loved swimming, reading, playing cards on Friday nights, golfing, and bowling.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years, Sandra Joyce (Dyer) Scheider; two devoted children, Linda Miller and her husband Guy, and Josh W. Scheider; granddaughter, Ashley Miller; sister, Ruth Korn; and by many other loving family members, friends, and colleagues. He was predeceased by his two siblings, Dorothy, and Wesley.
Roy’s Life Celebration will include a visitation on Sunday April 7, 2019 from 1PM – 4PM at the William J. Leber Funeral Home (908) 879-3090, 15 Furnace Rd. (corner of Rt. 206) Chester, NJ 07930. A Funeral Service will begin at 4PM at the Funeral Home immediately following the visitation. Interment will be held privately by Roy’s family.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital - 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.