Thomas “Tommy” V. Schnorberger
November 5, 1927 – August 3, 2022
Thomas Vincent Schnorberger, age 94 of Monroe, passed away on Wednesday, August 3, 2022 at the ProMedica Regional Hospital of Monroe.
Born November 5, 1927 in Monroe, he was the son of the late Vincent and Grace (Doyle) Schnorberger. After graduating from high school, Tom proudly served in the United States Navy during WWII. Upon his honorable discharge, Tom met and married the love of his life, Betty Raymo, at St. Mary Catholic Church on September 17, 1949.
Tom was ahead of his time in many respects, in fact he was one of the first people in Monroe County to have a car phone in 1959.
After his father’s passing, Tom took over the family business, Schnorberger Pattern Works. Tom co-owned the business in the 1970s.
Tom was a man of strong faith and conviction. He was a member of St. Anne Catholic Church. He served as an usher, had been a president of the St. Anne Men’s Club, was on the committee to build St. Anne Grade School, was a chairman of St. Anne’s Annual Bazaar, and he started the St. Anne Friday night Bingo. Tom was the president of the Catholic Central School Board in 1980. He was also instrumental in arranging for those high school students to attend classes in manufacturing, automotive, and welding at the Monroe Community College Campus.
In his free time, Tom enjoyed flying his planes. He earned his pilot’s license when he was 17 and was gifted his first plane when he graduated high school. Tom then served on the Boy Scouts Board and became the Aviation Merit Badge Counselor. He was a tremendous role model and leader, a great husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, son, brother, and uncle. He loved attending and watching his grandkids events (especially hockey) and mentoring them always with a smile.
To cherish his memory, Tom leaves his loving wife, Betty; four children: Terri Langton, Tim (Jan) Schnorberger, Tammy (Gary) Smith, and Todd Schnorberger; nine grandchildren: Whitney, Tara, Will, Vaughn, Brooke, Derek, Breanna, Mackenzie, and Erik; and nine great-grandchildren.
Tom is preceded in death by his parents, Vincent and Grace Schnorberger; sisters: Evelyn Fortuna, Ann Hedrick, and Elaine Bartholomew; and grandchildren: Robert and Thomas Smith.
Family and friends may visit from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm on Monday, August 8, 2022 at St. Mary Catholic Church. The funeral mass for Tom will begin at noon. Burial will immediately follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Monroe.
Online condolences or words of comfort may be sent to www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com