Elected in 1978 … attended Congers H.S. for one year, 1936, before attending prep school in Connecticut … gained renown as an amateur and pro tennis standout…at age 20, he played in the first U.S. National Lawn Tennis Championships, losing a five-set marathon to the country’s fourth-ranked player in the second round…qualified for those national championships every year from 1947 through 1964…lost a close match to Pancho Gonzalez, the country’s top-ranked player, in second round of the national indoor championships in 1948…in the 1961 Pennsylvania state championship final, he bowed 6-4, 6-4 to Rod Laver, who had just won his first Wimbledon crown. Schnaars won the Rockland County singles championship four times: 1940, 1941, 1947 and 1948…he won the Rockland high school singles title in 1936 as a 14-year-old freshman at Congers High, before transferring to the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Conn., where he won the county championship in 1939 and 1940…at Haverford (Pa.) College, he played No.1 singles for the undefeated 1942 squad…he was also chosen to play on the U.S. Junior Davis Cup team…During World War II, while stationed in Panama, he won the Republic of Panama national title and was a finalist in the U.S. Army Service Tennis Championship held in Panama…when he returned to Haverford in 1947, he again was No. 1 singles player…in 1948, he won the Eastern Collegiate doubles championship with partner Diehl Matees…Schnaars played one year on the Senior Men’s (45 or older) tennis circuit and attained a No. 14 national ranking…for many years he was a member of the U.S. Lawn Tennis Association Men’s Ranking Committee.