Nature 21

Louis R. Schnell

December 18, 1956 ~ August 18, 2020 (age 63)


Seward- Louis R. Schnell, 63, of Hill Road, died suddenly on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady.

Born December 18, 1956 in Bronx, NY,  he was the son of the late Virginia (Celentano) Schnell and Arthur Schnell, who survives him.

Louis was the Service Advisor at Lia Honda in Albany.  He enjoyed gardening and lawn work along with hiking.  Most of all, Louis took great pleasure in family time, especially with the grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Debra Schnell; two children: Connie Schnell (Curtis Chapman) of Rotterdam and Louis A. Schnell (Natasha Moore) of Schoharie; four grandchildren: Gianna Chapman, Lily Schnell, Jace Chapman and Austin Schnell; his father, Arthur Schnell of Sharon Springs and three sisters: Gladys Rorick, Ginny Garber and Laurinda Pawlaczyk.

Family and friends are invited to a period of visitation to be held from 5 to 7PM on Friday, August 21, 2020 at Mereness-Putnam Funeral Home, 171 Elm St., Cobleskill.  All are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial to be held at 11 AM on Saturday, August 22, 2020 at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 1 Church St., Cherry Valley, NY with Rev. Kenneth Doyle as celebrant.  Burial will follow in Cobleskill Rural Cemetery.  Face coverings and social distancing will be respected at both venues.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Louis R. Schnell, please visit our floral store.


August 21, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Mereness-Putnam Funeral Home
171 Elm Street
Cobleskill, NY 12043

Mass of Christian Burial
August 22, 2020

11:00 AM
St. Thomas the Apostle
1 Church St.
Cherry Valley, NY 13360


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

© 2020 Mereness-Putnam Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use