Partner Heinz Reifferscheid

Queer Places:
Legacy of Love Monument, Dallas, TX 75219

Theodor Martin Friedhelm Schnitzler was born on October 9, 1945, in Unkel, Germany - near Bonn, Germany. At the age of 22, he and his partner moved to Dallas working for Milles Fleur and Blitz Floral Design. His European flair, creativity and connectedness to mother nature became his insignia. His zest for life, infectious laugh and artful delivery of "one liners" was his persona.

He died on January 10, 2003. The Legacy of Love Endowment Fund was inspired by the lives of Friedhelm Schnitzler and his life-partner, Heinz Reifferscheid, who bequeathed their estate to create on-going assistance to enhance the lives of those living with HIV and AIDS. Their vision was to see this fund grow, creating a safety net to AIDS services organizations that provide vital support to those living with this disease.


  1. http://obits.dallasnews.com/obituaries/dallasmorningnews/obituary.aspx?n=theodor-martin-friedhelm-schnitzler&pid=727956
  2. http://www.aidsmemorial.info/memorial/id=141/legacy_of_love_monument.html