William Frederick “Bill” Schorndorf, Jr., 81 of Lebanon, took his journey home to be with our Lord on December 18, 2021, at St. Thomas West in Nashville, TN surrounded by family.
Bill was born and raised in Bridgeport, Connecticut as the only child of his late parents, William Schorndorf, Sr. and Anna Micha Schorndorf. He served in the United States Marine Corp for 20 years serving in the Vietnam War and retired in 1979. He worked for 30 years for the United States Post Office in Arlington, Virginia where he lived for many years. It was during his years in Arlington, VA that he met his loving wife, Mary Holden Schorndorf. They were wed in Arlington, VA on November 23, 2001, and lived there until they both retired in 2007. After retirement, Bill and Mary moved to Lebanon, TN to be closer to family. Bill has been a volunteer at Fiddler’s Grove Veterans Building in Lebanon for 10 years and the War Memorial Museum in Lebanon for 5 years. He led the charge in several community actions in and around his neighborhood to help protect the integrity of his and his neighbors’ property. He could be seen walking alongside the streets of Lebanon picking up tin cans to donate to the local churches for recycling or picking up trash to help clean his community. He took great pride in serving God, his family, his country, and his community.
Bill is survived by his wife, Mary Holden Schorndorf; his sister-in-law Vera (Stan) Brown of Louisburg, NC; his brother-in-law Leroy (Betty) Thurman of Dayton, TN; his four stepchildren, Bobby Holden of Lealand, NC, Wayne (Terri) Holden of Lealand, NC, Scott (Samantha) Holden of Dayton, TN, and Sue Dulaney of Lebanon, TN; his five grandchildren, Jeremy Holden of Lealand, NC, Christy (J.R.) Wilkins of Dulco, NC, Michelle (Jeff) Johnston of Rocky Point, TN, Morgan Holden of Dayton, TN, and Jessi (Dwayne) Brooks of Lebanon, TN; his seven great-grandchildren, Cheyenne Wilkins, Layla Wilkins & Grant Wilkins all of Dulco, NC, Dillon Holden and Page Rogers of Dayton, TN, and Aaliyah Netherton and Sidney Enoch of Lebanon, TN; one great-great-grandchild, Madilynn Fox of Lebanon, TN; one cousin: Pat Alfano of Ansonia , CT; along with numerous nieces and nephews.
He is predeceased by his parents William & Anna Schorndorf of Bridgeport, CT; sister-in-law Mona Martini and her husband Charlie Martini; stepson J.E. Holden of Dayton, TN; and son-in-law Floyd Dulaney.
In lieu of a funeral service, there will be a Mass Intention held in honor of Bill on January 29th at 5:30 p.m. at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church 300 S. Tarver Ave., Lebanon, TN 37087