Marcos Schneider
(1953 - 2010)

Marcos Schneider

January 9, 1953

May 18, 2010

Mark Eric Schneider passed away in his Ojai home during the early morning of May 18, 2010. He was most often called Marcos and had bravely fought a lengthy battle with cancer. He was a devoted father to his son, Hans.

Mark was born January 9, 1953 in Tampa, Florida. He lived most of his life in California. Mark loved the ocean and friends helped him sail the beloved family sailboat the Sunday before he joined his Father. Surfing was one of his greatest passions.

He was a member of the American Society of Consulting Arborists. He was known for his environmental efforts and was recently honored Arbor Day as one of Ojai's most respected Arborists. A tree was dedicated by the City of Ojai in his honor in Libbey Park.

Mark was coach of the Nordhoff High School Sailing Club during his son's sophomore and junior years of high school. He inspired the lives of all the young men and women who sailed under his coaching.

He is survived by his son, Hans Curren Schneider, his brothers, Christian and Tim Schneider, and his partner, Gloria Morgan. He will also be remembered by the countless friends whose lives he touched forever.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, May 28 at 11:00 at Ojai Valley Community Church.

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Mark...still miss you dear friend...Thanks for being my sidekick at the ASCA Academy in Atlanta...And the wonderful sailing in 2008-2010...Kay and I really enjoyed the dinner with you and Gloria in Ojai...Peace and Love...See you in the trees in Heaven!!!
Rick Cober (Friend)
July 30th, 2015
"A day is as a thousand years and a thousand years is as a day"
Keith (Friend)
May 19th, 2011
I meet mark in the 60s .I bought my first surfboard from him, and he taught me how to surf. He was a naturist. He always had good attitude on life. I looked up to him. and what an activist!
One thing I remember most. He put sand in the all the tractors gas tanks at Stanley’s before they took Stanley’s surf break away. He was so mad. I can go on and on and on
I could write a book about mark, the places we surfed, the barrels he got .The parties we went to and the trouble we got in to.
Anthony (antman) Montana (long time friend)
August 9th, 2010
Thanks for the good times and wonderful friendship. I have such fond memories of the 1st time we paddled up to the Mussel Shoals pier together and surfed it in the late 60's. That incredible Mexico surf trip also in the late 60's scoring "epic" Matichan Bay seeing 3 waterspouts all at once leading in a hurricane at Mazatland-Wow! Those 70's soul days at the pier doing yoga and just flat out surfing. See you in the next line up. Your friend forever-RB
Robert (RB) Brunner (long time friend)
August 3rd, 2010
July 4th – Happy Anniversary
“I close my eyes and one more time
We’re spinnin around and you’re holdin on tightly
The words came out, you kissed my mouth
No 4th of July has ever burned so brightly”
Gloria Morgan – Lyrics by Keith Urban
Gloria Morgan (girlfriend)
July 3rd, 2010
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"Always the trail blazer even in death."
Keith Miller
May 19th, 2011
"Mark was my bro, a true soul surfer I was lucky to have known him. I’m deeply sadden to hear of his pasting He well be truly missed by me (Antman)"
Anthony Montana
August 9th, 2010
"Marco,s I will never forget you and your love for trees and life! Thank you for caring for my oaks, eucalyptus, and all the rest of them. You have left your blessings all around my home! Rest in Peace, you were so loved!!! Katrina"
Katrina MacLachlan
July 28th, 2010
"Marcos,kindred plant spirit, friend and brother...close to 40 years of adventures together, keying plants, tromping through Mexico, farming on The Pass, births of children,sharing meals and celebrations. Keep the adventure going! Love, Kith"
Kathy Nolan
May 26th, 2010
"Mark's gratitude prayer at Thanksgiving: "Thank you for my boat, thank you for my boy, and thank you for my baby." I'm grateful for the love between us."
Gloria Morgan
May 25th, 2010
"He liked to play with matches, fireworks, cigarettes, pipes, and campfires."
Chris Schneider
May 25th, 2010
"Met Marcos during the '80-'81 Diablo Bockade times. Our spirits were totally compatible, and fun to be around, even with the seroius nature of our mission. As backcountry guides, we shared some great times, dodging heli's, dogs, poison oak, etc."
Joelle La Mer
May 25th, 2010
"I'm really going to miss you bro. I truly admired that you are such a free spirit. You lived a full life and did so many things that I only dream of doing. You fought so hard for your family and friends and now may the peace of our Lord comfort you."
Tim Schneider
May 24th, 2010

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