Maurice Schneider, known as "Mo" to his friends and family, passed away on August 23rd at the age of 90.

Born in Brooklyn, NY, Mo enlisted in the Marine Corps immediately upon graduating from Lynbrook High at the age of 17 to serve in WWII as a gunner onboard an SB2C Helldiver. Upon returning stateside, Mo earned his Bachelors Degree in English from Hoftstra, and his Masters Degree in English from NYU. While in college, Mo started writing comedy for television. Many of his scripts were sold to popular shows of the early 50’s including The Jackie Gleason Show.

In the early 50’s, Mo began his career with the Roslyn School District as an English teacher where he taught until 1992. Mo coached High School tennis at The Wheatley School for 50 years, up until the year he died where he was titled the most winning High School tennis coach in Long Island history.

Mo is survived by his wife Suzanne Schneider, two step children Eric Early and Lisa Early (Credo Sinyangwe), and 5 grandchildren Jillian Schneider, Alex Early (Maggie), Lauren Early, Sam Sinyangwe, and Noah Sinyangwe.

A celebration of life will be held on Sep 29th in the Auditorium of The Wheatley School at 7:30 p.m.