November 30, 2020

Kurt A. Schnabel


Kurt A. Schnabel, age 58, of Rehoboth, MA, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, April 3, 2020 after being diagnosed with glioblastoma (GBM) brain cancer in 2017. He was the loving husband of Karen (Seagrave).

Born in Providence, RI, he was a son of Arthur Schnabel and the late Betty (Haggerty) Schnabel. Kurt grew up in East Providence, RI before moving to Barrington, RI where he resided for 30 years. He had been a Rehoboth, MA resident since 2015.

Kurt worked for Somerville Lumber for 10 years. Most recently, he was a Data Center Systems Architect at Boston Consulting Group (BCG), where he was employed for 20 years.

An avid cyclist, Kurt was a member of the BikeWorks Swansea Velo Club and the Narragansett Bay Wheelmen. Kurt also played the guitar and loved music. He enjoyed woodworking and did much of the work to build his dream home in Rehoboth. Kurt’s incredible laugh, sense of humor, and positivity touched everyone who knew him.

Besides his wife of 36 years, Kurt is survived by his daughters; Kara Schnabel (Michael) of San Diego, CA and Keri Schnabel of Kunming, China. He is also survived by his siblings: Betsy Samet (John) of St. Louis, MO, Paul Schnabel (Diane) of North Kingstown, RI, Mark Schnabel (Kathy) of Cranston, RI and Eric Schnabel (Cheryl) of Wrentham, MA; his mother-in-law Therese Seagrave of Bristol, RI, as well as a large extended family and many wonderful friends and colleagues.

Due to current restrictions on public gatherings, a celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in Kurt’s honor to: The National Brain Tumor Society, 55 Chapel St., Suite 200, Newton, MA 02458 ( or Southcoast Visiting Nurse Association, 200 Mill Rd., Suite 120, Fairhaven, MA 02719, ATTN: Community Affairs ( Arrangements are in the care of Waring-Sullivan Home at Birchcrest, Swansea (


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