Saying Good-Bye to a Gentle Soul

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Saying Good-Bye to a Gentle Soul


We learned that yesterday our dear ActiveRain friend and member passed away. 


Grant Schneider was a staunch supporter of the members here and those whom he met. 


Along with Elyse Berman, PA, and Eileen Burns, I had the privilege of meeting Grant and his wife, Phyliss, on their visits to South Florida.


Phyllis, Grant, and Elyse Berman
August 2017


A few weeks ago, I texted Grant to check on him because his presence was missed here…no posts or comments. His daughter texted me to let me know he was receiving chemotherapy.


 He loved this platform so if you’d care to share something in the comment section below, I’ll be forwarding this post to his family. 


Here is a link for more information.  You can read his posts here.

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Comments (77)

Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

I never had the opportunity to meet Grant in person but talked to him over the phone a few times. Grant will be missed by so many.  

Jan 28, 2023 12:08 PM
AJ Heidmann ~ CRS
McEnearney Associates, Inc. - Alexandria, VA
YOUR Alexandria & Arlington, VA Real Estate Expert

Very sad indeed to hear that Grant has passed and his thoughts & posts will be missed here in the 'Rain.  So sad...

Jan 28, 2023 12:31 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Like so many here I never met Grant face to face, but I still considered him a friend. We really get to know a lot about each other in what we write and read on these pages.  He will be missed greatly in this community.

Jan 28, 2023 01:16 PM
Mike McCann Nebraska Land Broker
Mike McCann - Broker, Mach1 Realty Farm & Commercial Land Broker-Auctioneer Serving Nebraska - Kearney, NE
Farm & Commercial Property For Sale 308-627-3700

He was a true class act and easy to talk ot on the computer.  Thoughts and prayers to his family and friends.

Jan 28, 2023 01:55 PM
Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

Hi Kathy,

Thank you for sharing with us the passing of Grant. I’m sorry for his family’s loss and for our loss here on Active Rain he will be missed by all . May he rest in eternal peace. 

Jan 28, 2023 02:16 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free,
I’m following the path God laid for me.
I took his hand when I heard his call,
I turned my back and left it all.

I could not stay another day,
To laugh, to love, to work, to play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way,
I’ve found that peace at the end of the day.

If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,
Ah, yes, these things too I will miss.

Be not burdened with times of sorrow,
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My Life’s been full, I savored much,
Good friends, good times, a loved one’s touch.

Perhaps my time seemed all too brief,
Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and share with me,
God wanted me now, He set me free.

Author: Unknown

Goodbye dear friend, we'll meet in the end.

Jan 28, 2023 05:59 PM
Wendy Rich-Soto, Realtor/Broker Associate
Keller Williams Realty, LA Harbor - San Pedro, CA
Getting you to your next with a zero failure rate!

So sad to hear this.  Prayers to you and to his family and friends too.  Life is so short. 

Jan 28, 2023 06:07 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

It broke my heart and Diane & I were in shock when we heard the news,  we still remember him talking and breaking bread with him at the Boston Meetup with his wife. He was a kind person so rare....Endre

Jan 28, 2023 10:23 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS

I found this, searching for a shot of our meet-up in Boston. I'm so thankful I went.

Jan 28, 2023 10:37 PM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Very sad . Always enjoyed the Professionalism of his posts ! He is very close to have gotten to the 3,000,000 point . I almost feel we should push him over as a tribute ?

Jan 29, 2023 06:20 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

What a nice posting and tribute to Grant.  Every time I drive to Connecticut to see my son and drive through Grant's "neck of the woods" i would think that I should reach out and say hello.  Now I will think fondly of all the wonderful knowledge he shared with us - and treasure his contributions to us. 

Jan 29, 2023 07:24 AM
Chrissi Chapman Topoleski
Coldwell Banker Realty - Woodbridge, VA
Helping agents live an exceptional life!

So very sad to see this news... many prayers for peace and comfort to his family and friends.


Jan 29, 2023 01:05 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

I am saddend to hear another rainmaker has left us to join other ones. May peace be with her.  Best wishes,

Sam Shueh

Jan 30, 2023 07:40 AM
MaryKay Shumway
The Kellstrom Ray Agency, Inc. (Est. 1948) - Sister Bay, WI
Door County Wisconsin's Real Estate Expert

Kathy, I certainly appreciate you passing on this sad news.  My thoughts and prayers are with his family and his Active Rain family for this loss.   

Jan 30, 2023 09:31 AM
Virginia Hepp - Mesquite NV REALTOR
Desert Gold Realty - Mesquite NV Homes For Sale - Mesquite, NV
Mesquite NV Homes and Neighborhoods - Search MLS

Grant was a wonderful blogger here. He shared so much.

Reading his posts felt like talking to an old friend.

Jan 30, 2023 06:52 PM
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

I only knew Grant through our comments on each others' posts - but like everyone else, I will miss him.

Jan 30, 2023 08:20 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

Such sad news, I will miss him for sure

Jan 30, 2023 09:44 PM
Kimo Jarrett
Cyber Properties - Huntington Beach, CA
Pro Lifestyle Solutions

Grant's posts were always informative, useful and inspirational. So, let's rejoice in his memories and contributions when we're in the Rain.

Jan 30, 2023 10:08 PM
Mike Cooper, Broker VA,WV
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

Grant was always so generous in his comments and compliments on my blog. I always looked forward to his kind support. I just looked back and just a month ago he posted a comment for me, and I always smiled when I saw his face in the list of people who had liked or commented or both on my blog. I knew he would always have a positive piece of wisdom to share and he always did. Grant, you will be missed. Fly high!

Jan 31, 2023 09:11 AM
Gloria Todor
Premier Property Sales & Rentals - Springfield, PA
& Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA

So sorry to hear of Grant's passing.  Always hard to hear about people leaving us. Thank you for letting us know Kathy.  Take care.

Jan 31, 2023 02:36 PM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Although I never met Grant face to face I felt a connection to his caring and always positive comments on Active Rain.  He will be surely missed by so many who gleaned from his inspiration, wisdom, and informational contributions.  Thank you for letting us know Kathy Streib 

Feb 04, 2023 09:51 AM