John A. "Jack" Schuler

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September 5, 1931 ~ August 7, 2021

Born in: Cincinnati, OH
Resided in: Hamden, CT

John Anthony “Jack” Schuler, 89, passed away peacefully at his home on August 7, 2021. He was born in Cincinnati, OH on September 5, 1931 to the late Albert and Loretta Hais Schuler. He later moved to Lynchburg, VA where he spent much of his youth. Jack was married to the love of his life, Gail Lindsay Schuler, for 57 years. Hamden was home for just as many years. He attended Xavier University and the University of Virginia School of Law. Jack was a writer for Echlin, Inc. for many years. He wrote for the Catholic Transcript, Birthright, and many other Catholic organizations. He was also the Editor-in-Chief for Auto Merchandising News, a leading automotive trade publication. A longtime active member of Saint Joan of Arc Church, Jack was an extraordinary minister of the Eucharist and a lector at mass. Jack also regularly read books to the blind for over 15 years.
Besides his wife, Jack will be lovingly remembered by his sons, Paul Schuler of Highlands Ranch, CO, David (Arline) Schuler of Ashland, MA, and Mark Schuler of Hamden; and his grandchildren, Grace, Jacob, Liam, and Adam Schuler.
Jack was a caring and gentle man who radiated warmth and kindness to all those who knew him. He treasured his beloved wife, Gail, and raised his three boys in their family home in the wonderful neighborhood of Academy Hill in Hamden. Jack adored spending time with his family. He also loved his extensive library of books, his AM radio broadcasts, and Notre Dame football.
Friends are invited to celebrate Jack’s life during his Memorial Mass at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 2819 Whitney Ave., Hamden on Saturday, August 14th at 10:00 a.m. follow by his interment in All Saints Cemetery. A Live Stream of the Mass will be available to view on the church’s website, BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave, Hamden in care of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, please send any donations to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research at


Memorial Mass: August 14, 2021 10:00 am

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church
2819 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518


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  1. Dad,
    Thank you for everything you have done for us all. You were a perfect example of how to live a truly good life. You lived your faith everyday and showed us all what being a follower of Christ really means. I will miss you everyday but I know you are home now with God. I will see you soon. I am so proud to be your son.

    Love you always,


  2. Dear Mrs. Schuler, Paul, David, Mark & Families,
    I’m sending my heartfelt condolences to each of you. Mr. Schuler was the kindest, gentlest and most spiritual man I’ve known. I loved listening to him talk! He always had something prophetic to share, delivered in his special way with his lyrical voice. He was so thoughtful and caring to those around him. I can only imagine how much he will be missed by your family. I am confident that he left you with an incredible legacy, mostly because of how he lived his life and demonstrated his faith. I hope you find comfort in knowing that he is no longer suffering in this world and will be watching over all of you. And that there are many who loved him and will support you during this time. He and all of you are in my heart & prayers.
    With Love – Christine (Tina) Festa

  3. I will always remember the Christmas gatherings with your family at Dave and Arline’s home. Gail, Jack, and Mark became my family, too. Jack’s impish smile and special holiday diversions from his very disciplined diet will always be a part of my holiday memories. I pray that all will be able to remember him with joy, but my sympathies are with you all as you adjust to life without your beloved patriarch. –Martha Scanlon

  4. I am grateful to have met and talked with Mr. Schuler on many occasions as his son David’s roommate in college and friends with others in the neighborhood. It’s hard to imagine a more calm, peaceful and spiritual guy. I feel lucky to have known him. There is no doubt he was a true role model and guiding light for the Schuler family. I know he was as proud of y’all as you are of him. There is no doubt in anyone’s mind that he lived a life that has put him directly into the arms of God. My sincere condolences and prayers to you all.

  5. We are so sorry for the great loss of Jack. Dave said it well, he was like no other. With his grace and calm and patience, he set a great role model for his children and for our neighborhood growing up. He was a gift to all who knew him and he left a wonderful legacy of grandchildren, kindness and love.

  6. Jack was one of the most genuine, gracious, intelligent and warm people I have ever known.
    I offer my condolences to Gail and her children.

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