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Larry J. “Pete” Schnell

Updated: Jun 15, 2023

Larry J. “Pete” Schnell, 76, of Karns City, died peacefully of natural causes at his home Wednesday morning, June 14, 2023.

Larry was born in Bruin on February 14, 1947. He was the son of the late Josiah N. and Minnie Sumney Schnell.

He was a graduate of Karns City High School and retired as a pipefitter at INDSPEC in Petrolia. Pete attended the Karns City United Methodist Church. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed woodworking. He also enjoyed going to flea markets and auctions and sitting on his porch. Pete most especially enjoyed the company of his many dogs throughout the years.

He is survived by his wife, Judy P. Seybert Schnell, whom he married in Sligo on April 4, 1969; his children, Kelly J. Barnhart and her husband, Randy, of Butler, Robert J. Schnell and his wife, Kathy, of Wellsboro, and TSgt. USAF Audra L. Cubbage and her husband, Michael, of Parker; seven grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Kyle, Corey, Collin, and Courtney Barnhart, Meredith and Madalynn Cubbage; four brothers and sisters-in-law, Ralph and Wilma Schnell of North Washington, Lee Roy and Sarah Schnell of Karns City, James and Ruth Schnell of Chicora, and Dennis and Marjorie Schnell of Kenesaw, GA; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Maxine Craig of Chicora, and Mary Jo and Doyle Maurhoff of Petrolia; a number of nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, and his faithful companion, his Corgi, “Lucy”.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Dean and Earl Schnell; two sisters, Clara Mae Edmonds and Helen Stewart, and a number of brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

Family will be received at the Hile Funeral Home of Karns City, 128 Main Street, Karns City, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Friday. A funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Beverly Roscoe, pastor of the Karns City United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in Bear Creek Cemetery, Petrolia.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hero’s Angels, PO Box 196, Chicora, PA 16025. Condolences may be sent by visiting

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