John Anthony Schuyler

July 13, 1928June 24, 2018
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John Anthony Schuyler, 89, of Annapolis, passed away June 24th at Anne Arundel Medical Center, after a brief illness, with his loving family at his side.

Jack was born on July 13, 1928 in Evanston, Illinois to the late Stuart Stanford and Martha Stark Schuyler and was brought up in East Orange, New Jersey. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy two weeks before his 17th birthday in 1945 and served on submarines for four years before being released from active duty and entering the University of Maryland in 1949.

While there, he met Constance Alexandra Cook and they married in 1951. He reenlisted in the Navy for one additional tour, after which he returned to the University of Maryland to earn a B.A. in Criminology in 1955. That same year, Jack entered the Officer Candidate program of the United States Marine Corps, proudly serving until his retirement in 1970 with the rank of Major. He was a career tanker who served as a Company Officer at the United States Naval Academy, and on the staff of the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff. He served in the Viet Nam War, 1st Tank Battalion, from 1967-68.

After military retirement, Jack began a new career with the State of Maryland becoming the Assistant Executive Director of Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions, retiring from the Commissions in 1993 as Executive Director. During his tenure, in 1991, he served as Advisor to the Estonian Police Department by request of the Republic of Estonia to the Governor of Maryland. He also returned to Estonia twice to work at the Estonian National Defense Academy.

Jack also earned an M.A. in Management from the University of Maryland and graduated from the Armed Forces Staff College and the University of Maryland/Aspen Institute Government Executive Institute.

Jack was a member of St Paul’s Anglican Church in Crownsville, a former member and vestry member of All Hallows Parish in Davidsonville, a member of the USMC Vietnam Tankers Association and the University of Maryland Alumni Association.

Jack loved the Corps, his country, and his family. Always a rich and amusing storyteller, he gathered his much-loved tales from his service with the Navy and Marines, his early childhood, and his many adventures from domestic and worldwide travels. He loved life and hated to see it end and will be missed beyond measure by his devoted family.

In addition to his parents, Jack was predeceased by his wife of 57 ½ years, Constance Cook Schuyler; his brother, Theodore Kent Schuyler; and his great granddaughter, Avery Constance Houck.

Jack is survived by his wife of eight years, Judith McDonald Schuyler; daughter, Leigh Schuyler Houck (Lawrence Buc) of Washington, DC; Elizabeth Schuyler Niemyer (John) of Laytonsville, MD; and Jennifer Schuyler Petty (Robert) of Papillion, NE. In addition, he was cherished by his grandchildren James Houck, Rob Houck Jr., Jake Niemyer, Red Petty, Alicia Petty, and Schuyler Petty, as well as five great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held at the John M. Taylor Funeral Home at 147 Duke of Gloucester Street in Annapolis on Sunday, July 1 from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm. A celebration of his life will be held on Monday, July 2 at 10 am at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 1505 Crownsville Rd, Crownsville, MD. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jack’s memory to St. Paul’s Anglican Parish or to Hospice of the Chesapeake ( 90 Ritchie Highway, Pasadena, MD 21122.


  • Memorial Visitation Sunday, July 1, 2018
  • Memorial Visitation Sunday, July 1, 2018
  • Memorial Service Monday, July 2, 2018

John Anthony Schuyler

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lew pin

July 27, 2018

The Opening of the Public Safety Training Center in Maryland.
John Schuyler played an important role in the development of PSETC.

Tim Luikart

July 10, 2018

Dear Judy, Leigh, Betsy, Jenny, and families,
Jennifer and I were sorry to receive the news of the passing of Jack. He will be missed. I appreciate the time I spent with him and your family while at the Academy. Without him and his mentorship, it would have been a truly different experience.

My deepest sympathies,
Tim Luikart
USNA '86

John O'Leary

July 6, 2018

As a member of IADLEST John's presence created and gave special meaning to the training profession. John's advice and friendship taught each State Director what leadership really meant. Law Enforcement Training will miss John, but each State Director shall never forget him.
John A. O'Leary
Former Director
SC Criminal Justice Academy
Columbia, SC

Bill Dixon

June 28, 2018

On behalf of the United States Submarine Veterans (USSVI), I offer our sincere condolences on John's passing. You and your loved ones are in our thoughts and prayers. We are forever grateful for John's service to our country in the U.S. Submarine Service. To our Brother we say, “Sailor, rest your oar. We have the watch. May you rest in peace and may God bless your loved ones who remain. Thank you for your service to our country.

"Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace always in every way" 2 Thess 3:16

Major(SS) John Anthony Schuyler, US MC, Now on Eternal Patrol.
Fair Winds and Following Seas Shipmate.

Bill Dixon, National Chaplain United States Submarine Veterans, USSVI.

Joseph Vernon

June 28, 2018

A truly honorable Marine!! It was a pleasure to serve under your direction in vietnam. An exceptional Marine, a proud father and dedicated husband, a well read scholar and a great story teller. I am proud to have laughed and cried with you, a young Marines hero, Rest In Peace my friend

Lee Ullmer

June 28, 2018

Dear Mrs. Schuyler and family,
Lee and I met you at the Tankers Association Banquet in St. Louis last fall. You have our deepest sympathy at the loss of Jack.
May God bless you.
Lee and Karen Ullmer

John Wear

June 27, 2018

Jack was a very welcome fixture at the USMC Vietnam Tankers Association biennial reunions. Prior to his and his bride's attendance at our every-other-year gatherings I was not personally acquainted with the major ... but to witness the outpouring of love and respect showed by that the veteran Marines who had served with him made is quite obvious that he was one heck of a fine officer and a gentleman.

Jack: I will see you again at the Guard Shack in Heaven when I report for guard duty. Semper Fidelis, Sir.

Cindy Charlson

June 27, 2018

I am honored that I was able to call you my friend. I will miss seeing your smiling face next time I am in Annapolis. It won't be the same. I will always remember the stories you shared with me and our laughter together. I will miss you my friend.
Cindy Charlson

Lewpin Pod

June 26, 2018

Thanks for sharing your life with us.

Lewpin Pod

June 26, 2018

The Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions
We will remember "JACK" as great Director and friend.


John Anthony Schuyler
July 13, 1928 to June 24, 2018
Photo taken December 2009, age 81


Captain John A. Schuyler, USMC


John A. Schuyler
Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions
Around 1978


Family at Betsy's Retirement
August 2, 2013


Dad at Schuyler Mansion


Betsy, Leigh, Dad and Jenny
Summer 2014


Jack and Connie
September 26, 1951
Photo taken at 140 Monticello Avenue
Annapolis, MD


Mom and Dad
50th Wedding Anniversary Party
June 2, 2001
Photo taken at 205 Providence Road
Annapolis, MD


Jack at Famous Grouse Distillary
May 20 - June 6, 2014