John J. Schoenlein

John J. Schoenlein

John J. Schoenlein

John J. Schoenlein, an Army veteran, died unexpectedly at his home in Cameron, North Carolina on Saturday Sept. 4, 2021 at the age of 87.

He was born on May 25, 1934 in Franklin Square, in Nassau County, New York to the late John Schoenlein and Elsie Beinhaur Schoenlein.

He graduated from Sewanhaka High School in Floral Park, New York and was a veteran of the United States Army - 181st Infantry Brigade.

He was a fixture in John’s Service Station in Franklin Square for many years and ultimately retired from Bay State Elevator in Albany before moving to North Carolina.

He is survived by his brother, William Schoenlein, and his wife, Alvina, of Levittown, New York; by his sister, Ruth Dalton, of Ocala, Florida; by his stepson, Thomas Albert, and his wife, Laurie Warner, of Roebuck, South Carolina; by his stepdaughter, Susan Price, of Dover, Delaware; by his grandsons, Patrick and Christopher; and by his two great-grandchildren.

He is also survived by his nieces and nephews, Bill, Donna, Kathy, Jimmy, Lynn, and John, their spouses, children, and great-grandchildren. 

Frances Schoenlein, his wife of over 28 years, died before him as did his sister, Katherine, of Cameron, North Carolina.

No services will be held.

“In lieu of flowers, play a round of golf or help a neighbor, because that’s what he would be doing!” his family wrote in a tribute.

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