John Schoenbaum

John Schoenbaum, 67, of Wayland, Massachusetts, passed away on March 14, 2017.

He was born in Chicago, Illinois; as a schoolboy, he dreamed of being a submarine captain. His family includes Olga, Nathaniel, & Andy; Dory & Larry; Tom & Naomi; Ginny; Judy; and many nieces and nephews.

John felt real joy watching the fishing boats navigate the Annisquam River in Gloucester and would have appreciated the Cape Ann Museum (27 Pleasant Street; Gloucester, MA 01930; 978-283-0455 receiving any contributions given in his memory.

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6 Condolences

  1. The Diaz Family: Deb, Jorge, Dario & Torin on March 24, 2017 at 2:51 am

    Dear Olga and Family,
    We were very sad to learn of John’s passing last week. It is hard to imagine living so close to you but not knowing the pain that was being felt inside your house. You have been in our thoughts a lot this past week. John will be greatly missed but he will continue to be alive in your thoughts and in your hearts.

    Please let us know if you need anything.

    With our deepest sympathies.

  2. Kathie Plaskiewicz on April 6, 2017 at 2:02 am

    My dear friend Olga, I’m so very sorry about the emptiness you, Nathaniel & Andy are feeling from the loss of John. I pray he’s at peace now & happy on his new journey.

  3. Jill Heine on April 6, 2017 at 5:47 pm

    The picture made me want to give him a hug.
    Missing my friend.
    See you soon Olga

  4. Andrea Taylor on April 7, 2017 at 12:01 am

    My dearest friend and “sister” Olga. We have known each other for over 40 years. Nathaniel and Andy are my “nephews.” This is a monumental experience as life continues to evolve. Know that you and my nephews are adored and loved. I hope you can feel my embrace as well as the embrace of the Universe. With much love.

  5. Frank and Paula on April 7, 2017 at 12:18 pm

    Olga and Family,

    We will miss John’s enthusiasm for exploring Gloucester and great

    kindness in his heart.

    Hope to see you soon.

  6. Debra Achatz (nee Banse) on June 26, 2017 at 1:00 am

    Family and Friends of John: My name is Debra Banse, from Oak Park, Il. I now reside in Montana. I worked with John a Peterson’s Ice Cream in Oak Park in 1966. John bought me a painting by Sophia Stropes, an original. She sold her work on the corner of Oak Park and Chicago Avenues. It hung in my room on Grove Ave until my dad died in 2005. Now it hangs in my house. Over 50 years of enjoyment from, what I remember, a fine young gentleman. I do not know what made me thing of this today, but I Googled John and found his obituary. He was truly a nice young man. My condolences.

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