Steve Schneider

July 15, 1969 – January 29, 2023

TORRINGTON – On Sunday, Jan. 29, 2023, Steve Schneider, 53, a loving husband and father, passed away after a hard-fought battle with cancer.

Services will take place at a later date and cremation has taken place. Arrangements are under the direction of the Colyer Funeral Home and friends may send their condolences to the family at

Steve was born July 15, 1969, in Dublin, California, the son of Lawrence Eugene and Della Marie (Suydan) Schneider.

As a veteran of the Iraq war, Steve received the Bronze Star Medal. Most recently, Steve worked with his dear friends at Westco. Steve was fiercely loyal to his friends and family and loved nothing more than spending time with them. He was known for his sense of humor, larger than life personality and his passion for cooking. 

Steve is survived by his wife of 18 years, Velicity; son, Steven; stepchildren, Shawn and Alicia; siblings, Annette and Chris; niece and nephew, Molly and Adam; grand-nieces, Zoey, Penny and Riley and grandchildren, Blake, Cole and Emily. 

In lieu of giving flowers, the family is asking those who are able to instead make a monetary or time donation to the Waggin’ Tails animal shelter in Torrington, in Steve’s honor.