A Sacred Moment


Donald Schneiderman


May 16, 1938 - March 21, 2017

"It was a good life..." yes, it was Dad.

Donald Schneiderman passed away peacefully on March 21, 2017 after a lengthy illness.

Don was born in Brooklyn, New York, the third of three children born to Hannah Walker (Schneiderman) and Harry Schneiderman. During grammar school the family moved west to Los Angeles where Don graduated from Hamilton High School and attended the University of Southern California before attending dental school at the University of California, San Francisco. Don practiced dentistry in the San Fernando Valley for several years until disability forced his retirement from dentistry.  

He then pursued a career helping fellow dentists obtain life and disability insurance. He excelled in the insurance business, winning many national honors and recognitions of achievement.  Don spent most of his leisure hours playing tennis with his many friends or in city tournaments in which he excelled and often came home with a trophy. He also enjoyed going to the beach, riding his bike, and eating sushi.

He married Emily Louise Goldberg in 1962 which produced his two children Todd & Jill. They divorced in 1972. In 1985 he married Toni Lagunoff. They divorced in 2000.         

While Don spent the majority of his years in Los Angeles, as his health began to fail, he moved to Seattle in order to be closer to his children.

He is survived by his two children Jill Lesli & Todd (Jackie) and his two grandchildren Rachel & Hannah. His sister Edith Fein and sister in-law Maxine Schneiderman.

During his last days while sitting with Jill, Todd and Jackie, Don spoke, “it was a good life.”  Yes it was Dad.

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