OBITUARY

Jeffrey Lance Schroeder

August 25, 1958June 1, 2019

Jeffrey Lance Schroeder “J”, beloved husband of Maura Procopio Schroeder, passed away June 1, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. He was born on August 25, 1958 and grew up in Waunakee, WI, the son of James Alvin Schroeder and Evelyn Tesar Schroeder. In 2000, J married Maura Christian Procopio, to whom he was married until his passing. J and Maura created, nurtured and loved their family and home in Atlanta, GA.

J was a family man who adored his wife, Maura and daughters, Maddie and Alden. He was a truly remarkable, strong, courageous and loving man who possessed an iron-clad work ethic. He was a wonderful husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend. His laughter was irresistible and his eyes and smile so warming. J was avid Green Bay Packers and Wisconsin Badger fan, seasoned outdoorsman and voracious reader, known for his quick wit and ability to connect with and help other people. J brought a unique passion to everyday life. He made the mundane extraordinary. J lives on in our hearts. We will miss him forever and remember him always.

J is survived by his wife Maura, his daughters Maddie and Alden, brothers Rick (Helen) and Ken and his mother Evelyn. A memorial service will be held at 2pm, June 11, 2019, Northside United Methodist Church, 2799 Northside Drive NW, Atlanta, GA 30305. A reception will follow at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, www.stjude.org.

Services

  • Memorial Services Will Be Conducted Tuesday, June 11, 2019

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John Bianchini

June 12, 2019

I worked for Jeff during his short time at Bluefin. It was only for a year, but it was a great year.

J was a big influence for me personally. I aspire to be the husband, father and friend that he was. I didn't just want to be around J, I wanted to be him. I idolized him. This morning, I printed the poem by Edmund Vance Cooke and put it in my wallet.

My heart hurts for Maura, Maddie, Alden, the dogs and the entire Schroeder family.

I'm going to miss you and your stories J. Until we meet again...

John B.

Tom Boyer

June 11, 2019

Jeff’s love for life, for family and for friends was unconditional. His influence on me and so many countless others was larger than life.

I will always cherish the early morning breakfast walks to start our workday and the shoe shines with Melvin.

Hugs, prayers and thoughts all around Maura, Maddie, Alden and both families.

Always and forever in our hearts, Godspeed.

Brenda Boswell

June 11, 2019

Jeff and I worked together at Nova Information Systems. At the time I supported the CEO and did not have much contact with Jeff but he was a breath of fresh air in the office. He would ALWAYS greet me with a smile. I can’t ever remember Jeff being in a bad mood or not being kind to everyone he encountered. It certainly made a difference in the office when he left the company but for that brief time it was great to see someone at his level befriend “regular” employees - that left such a positive impression on me to this day!

Blessings to Maura and his daughters.

Steve Guthrie

June 9, 2019

Jeff worked with me at Cendian as my VP of Marketing, but he was much more than that. He was a great friend and colleague.

I will miss his smile and his sense of humor. Incredibly creative and smart. Loved working with him and we did some great things together and had a ton of fun in the process.

It could be years between talks and it always felt like we had never been apart. My heart breaks for Maura and the girls. I will miss you brother. Godspeed.

Lou Procopio

June 8, 2019

'J' was a most joyful and vital member of our family--so supportive and loving. He was a wonderful husband to my daughter, Maura and a perfect father to my grandchildren, Maddie and Alden. We are all brokenhearted and will miss him forever. Our holidays and family celebrations will always have a "missing piece" and never be the same. My deceased husband, Frank adored him. 'J' will be sorely missed by all, personally and in the business world--such a good and honest man.

God Love You, 'J'--until we meet again.

Love,
Lou (Mom)

Susan Weldy

June 7, 2019

I am shocked and so deeply saddened by J's passing..the Schroeder family was a big part of our childhood...I have the best memory of spending time with them before Christmas every year.. At one of those gatherings a touch football game in the basement got started..since I was so little, no one wanted me on their team, so J picked me and said it would be he and I against everyone else! Boy, did I feel special! There is a big hole in the fabric of the world with JL's passing..you are all in my heart, in my prayers. I wish I could be with you in person to celebrate his extraordinary life, but am definitely with you in spirit. All my love, Susan

Joe Super

June 5, 2019

Hello - I had the pleasure of working with Jeff when he helped us on multiple projects at Sara Lee. While he was certainly brilliant the best part of working with Jeff was his constant positive attitude he brought everyday. Sorry for your loss....the world loss a great man. Joe Super

Lisa DiOrio

June 5, 2019

J was a wonderful brother-in-law, a wonderful friend and a wonderful person. He was one of the good guys. We love you J, and you will be in our hearts forever.

Jeff Reynolds

June 4, 2019

Maura, Maddie and Alden,
No words can console you at this time, only the outpouring of love from family, friends and the Grace of Jesus Christ our Saviour can accomplish this. J and I became fast friends and have been friends for over 30 years. His smile was infectious, his wit remarkable, and his kindness and friendship was without end. He was a good man, and I will miss him. Many hearts are broken, including mine, but he left me with so many fond memories that I will forever cherish. I look forward to hugging each of you next week. Until then, Shelley and I will be praying for peace and understanding during this difficult time. God Bless you all, your friends Jeff & Shelley Reynolds - Dallas, Texas

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY