Celebration of Life for Bethel Resident Timothy Ryan Schneider, 31, on Saturday

Timothy Ryan Schneider “Tim, Timbo” of Bethel, CT, passed away on Sunday, April 14, 2024, in Paterson, NJ at age 31. Tim was born on January 29, 1993, in Danbury, CT, the son of Christopher Schneider of Waterbury, CT and Donna Buer Schneider of Bethel, CT. He graduated from Bethel, HS in 2011. Tim is also survived by his older brother Michael (Alyssa) of Pottstown, PA, his sister Kelly of Bethel, CT, his grandmother Anita Buer of Bethel, CT, his nephews James, Ian, and Ronan, as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Tim was a fervent and devoted New York Mets fan and passionately rooted for whichever team a friend played for, whether it be Union College, Villanova, Harvard, Penn State, Roberts Wesleyan, or any other team. He often changed his fan gear multiple times a day in order for his attire to reflect his loyalty. Tim attended Ability Beyond for the past 10 years. Tim also was a member of Special Olympics New Milford where he was an avid bowler, basketball player, and an amazing second baseman for softball. Tim also had the honor of being a member of the Special Olympics Team USA Unified Basketball Team in 2015 which competed in the World Games in Los Angeles. His team brought home a gold medal.

For many years, Tim was visible on the sidelines with Bethel sports teams. He assisted the football team in retrieving the field goal ball and was an inspiration to the teams he was a part of. Tim’s biggest passion was being the manager and foul ball retriever for the Bethel baseball team, and spending time in the dugout and on the field with the guys. Tim was and forever will be, the heart and soul of Bethel sports, as his enthusiasm and devotion always inspired his teammates to do their best and to continually achieve, for anything less than winning in Tim’s eyes was not an option!

Tim was a once-in-a-lifetime soul who positively impacted the lives of so many, and anyone who came in contact with Tim instantly and intuitively knew this. To those in Tim’s circle who embraced him in every facet of his life, thank you for letting him be ‘one of the guys’. Tim cherished the laughter and memories that you shared, and the compassion, patience, and genuine care that you showed him greatly enriched his life. Memories of your kindness and friendship to Tim will endure, and we have tremendous gratitude and admiration for what you each have done. Tim, our son, brother, uncle, grandson, cousin, and friend, rest in peace. The world will never know a more fierce competitor or friend, nor an individual who could persevere the way you did. You have, and will continue to, inspire so many in countless ways.

A Celebration of Life will take place on Saturday, April 20, 2024 at the Bethel High School Gym in Bethel, CT at 1pm. The family asks that you wear your sports attire. There are no other services. In Lieu of flowers, contributions in Tim’s memory can be made to the Scotty Fund (https://www.scottyfund.org/), Ability Beyond (https://abilitybeyond.org/ways-to-give/) or Special Olympics Connecticut - New Milford program (Special Olympics CT)


Submitted by Beecher Funeral Home

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