John Frederick "Jack" Schindler
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Schindler, John Frederick
May 18, 2009

John "Jack" Frederick Schindler, 86, of Sarasota since 1994 and formerly of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, died May 18, 2009.
Survivors include his wife, Paulette Vitrier Schindler; daughter Katharine Welch of Lafayette, Calif., and grandchildren Matthew Thomas, Elizabeth Sarah and Katharine Ann; son John Schindler Jr. of Brecksville, Ohio, granddaughter Loren Schindler-Gavaghan, great-granddaughter Alvia Katharine and grandson John Schindler III; and daughter Sarah Bracken and grandsons MacLeod Cooper and MacGregor Bowes.
Jack was born in 1922 in Falls Church, Va. He was educated at Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania '48 in economics, and at Shrivenham University, Shrivenham, England.
Jack served in the U.S. Army in World War II, where he was wounded and decorated.
He was the owner of the famous Holiday Award-winning restaurant Au Pere Jacques, from 1960 to 1982, as well as Au Pere Jacques Wine Import Co., importing wine from France to his warehouse in Solon, Ohio, from 1982 to 2007.
Jack was a former board member of the Johnson and Wales Culinary College, advisory board member of the Salvation Army in Cleveland, Commandeur and founder of the Chevaliers du Tastevin of Cleveland, Chevaliers du Gousle Seguret (wine producers of Seguret), Cote du Rhone, Chevaliers du Cote du Rhone, Les Gastronomnes de la Mere (Loire Wine Society), Bontemps de Medoc et du Graves, (Bordeau Wine Society).
He frequently lectured on wine and food. He had a live TV program in 1970 featuring cooking and suggested wines. He is featured in the Metropolitan Opera Cookbook and in the Holiday Award Winning Restaurants of the United States Cookbook.
In Sarasota, he was a member of the Ivy League Club, The Field Club, and The Longview Society.
A private graveside service will be held in Lexington, Ohio, for immediate family.
A celebration of life for family and friends will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 23, at The Field Club in Sarasota.
In lieu of flowers, charitable contributions may be made to the Salvation Army of Sarasota, P.O. Box 2792, Sarasota, FL 34230. Toale Brothers is handling the arrangements.




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Published in Herald Tribune from May 19 to May 20, 2009.
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May 21, 2009
Paulette, What wonderful memories you must have with this amazing man. He was respected, loved and admired by all of his friends. Our prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. John and Marilyn Saba
Marilyn Saba
May 20, 2009
Avec mes sinceres condoleances et vieux souvenirs attristes MICHELE fLEURY
Michelle Fleury
May 20, 2009
Dear Paulette and Family:

Judy and I are so sorry to learn of Jack's passing this week. He was such a pleasant man to have as a friend. I know that you and his children will miss him dearly.

What those of us in The Longview Society will always fondly remember is the weekly humourous story that he would tell or repeat from the publications that he read.

Jack will be a hard man to replace.

Please accept our condolences.

Ross and Judy Tucker
Ross and Judy Tucker
May 20, 2009
Dear Paulette and family:

I know that you and his many friends, especially the Longview Society, are sad but relieved at Jack's passing. He was living in a frustrating and painful state these past few months and now he is with his maker and content.
He was a wonderful friend who aways had a funny remark or an inciteful article to share with us. He will be very hard to repalce, if we ever can.

Please accept our deepest condolences.

Ross and Judy Tucker
Ross M. Tucker
May 19, 2009
Dear Paulette

Wish we were not so far away in Australia right now, so we could tell you personally that we are thinking of you and remembering so many good times with Jack. He was a gentleman, a superb raconteur and a good friend.

We will miss him.
John and Ann Barner
May 19, 2009
Mrs Schindler I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Mr Schindler was a special man and it was an honor to be his therapist. I shall always remember him and treasure the memories of our times together. sincerely Sandy Rucker
sandra rucker
May 19, 2009
Dear Paulette,
We are so sorry that we cannot be there with you at this time. We loved Jack dearly, as so many people did, and will remember always the fun times we all had together. Take care, dear friend.
Ernie & Valerie Dreher
May 19, 2009
To Sarah and family,

I am so sorry for your loss. Although I've known your Dad since I was a little girl I haven't seen him in years. I always thought he was very kind and generous. I know he was a great man by the values he instilled in his daughter, Sarah. She is and always will be my best friend. Please take comfort in knowing that your Dad is in a better place without pain and suffering. I send my condolences and my love.
Candy Piwonka Samuelson & family
Candice Samuelson
May 19, 2009
Although we did not know your father well, we share in your loss. We enjoyed many happy times on Meadowood Lane and your family was a large part of that. Our sincerest condolonces.
Richard and Carol Piwonka
May 19, 2009
Paulette, sorry to hear of Jack's death. He was a hero!

Jim & Susan Tollerton
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