Karl Burton Schneider

Karl Burton Schneider

Karl Burton Schneider

July 18, 1940 – May 4, 2018

Homer resident Karl Burton Schneider, 77, died Friday, May 4, 2018 at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer.

He was born on July 18, 1940 in Hoboken, New Jersey. He received his bachelor of science from Middlebury College in Vermont in 1962 and received his masters degree from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. He studied further at the University of Minnesota from 1965 to 1966.

Karl moved to Alaska in 1962, living in Fairbanks, Palmer, Anchorage and, most recently, Homer. He was a wildlife biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and retired in 1996, at which point he was given the title, “Biologist Emeritus.”

The family wrote, “Karl’s career spanned 30 plus years with a commitment to the wildlife of Alaska. His early years included work in moose and caribou management. During the AEC’s underground testing on Amchitka in the late ’60s, Karl’s work involved the harvest and scientific studies of the sea otter population in the Aleutian Islands, and their reintroduction into Southeast Alaska. He later became a supervisor and mentor to upcoming wildlife biologists within and beyond the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.”

Karl’s interest in science was influenced by his father and grandfather. They were scientists involved in both radar surveillance during WWII and the development of the aerobic “step test.”

He is survived by his wife, Mary Schneider of Homer; daughter, Katherine Ito of Roseville, California; son, Norman Knowles of Anchorage; brother, David Schneider of Bellingham, Washington; and sister, Elsie Rodney of Stow, Massachusetts.

Arrangements made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel &Crematory. Please sign or visit his online guestbook at Alaskan Funeral.com.

Karl Burton Schneider

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