IBL Mourns Bob Schnurr

The Intercounty Baseball League is saddened by the loss of former Waterloo Tigers catcher-third baseman Bob Schnurr who passed away last week at the age of 63 following a 10-year battle with cancer.

A native of Kitchener, Ont., Schnurr played four seasons with the Tigers beginning in 1978 when the team was formed through 1981. He started his IBL career with the Cambridge Terriers as a junior call-up in 1975-76 and then joined the Kitchener-Waterloo Panthers for 22 games as a catcher in 1977.

Schnurr hit .249 in 143 games. His best year was the first year in Waterloo when he batted. 302 with 45 hits and 22 RBI’s in 36 games after batting .280 the previous season in K-W. He also was 4-2 and a 4.39 ERA in nine appearances, six of which were starts over three seasons from 1979-81.

Of note, he played with two of his brothers, Brian and Brad, during his last two seasons in Waterloo. He also excelled in hockey, playing in the OHL with the Kitchener Rangers, Peterborough Petes and Kingston Canadians as well as Western University with the Mustangs.

Schnurr is remembered for his love of family and spending time at the cottage. He leaves behind his wife Sue along with five daughters.

A celebration of life will be determined at a later date. In the meantime donations may be to the Kitchener-Waterloo Humane Society or Canadian Cancer Society in his memory.

For more on the life and career of Bob Schnurr, visit henrywalser.com.