James M. Schodorf

December 06, 1957 ‒ September 27, 2016

Mount Vernon, Ohio

James “Fatty” M. Schodorf, age 58, of Mount Vernon, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at Knox Community Hospital. He was born on December 6, 1957 in Mount Vernon, Ohio the son of John William and Elizabeth (Hardesty) Schodorf. Jim was employed with Siemens in Mount Vernon. He was a volunteer and coach for over 25 years with the Mount Vernon Girls Softball League and a former member of Jaycees in Mount Vernon. Jim enjoyed discussing and debating local and state sports with his friends and will be sadly missed by many.

He is survived by his sister, Jean (Paul) Fry of Mount Vernon; niece and nephew, Beth (Brian) Fisher and Matthew (Nicky) Frye; great nieces and nephews, Kaitlyn, Nathan, Kennedy and Cassandra Fisher; cousins, Ed (Chi) Schodorf, William (Joy) Schodorf, Richard (Monica) Schodorf and Anne (Nick) Cobos.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents.

Friends may call on Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 E. High Street, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Rev. Father Vincent Nguyen as the Celebrant. Burial will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Jim’s name may be made to the Knox County Humane Society, 400 Columbus Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.

To share a memory or leave the family a condolence, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of James “Fatty” M. Schodorf.

  • So very sorry to hear of Jim’s sudden and unexpected passing. Don and he were in the welding class together at the Knox County Joint Vocational School many years ago and their friendship was reunited when Jim was hired at Siemens. He will be missed. Condolences and prayers for his family.

  • So sorry for the loss of Jim. He coached our daughter in girls softball for several years and was such a great role model. We always enjoyed Fatty’s humor and love of the game.

  • So sorry to hear of Fatty’s passing. I will remember him with fond memories of our softball days! He will be missed!

  • Sorry to hear of Jim’s passing! He was a great contributor to the girls softball program in Mt. Vernon! My sympathy to his “family” on and off the field.

  • I’m so sorry to hear of Fattys passing, he made our 92 Mister Pizza team a power house, still one of my favorite summers ever!! RIP Fatty!!!!

  • I’m so sorry for your loss. Jim Schodorf will always hold a very special place in my heart. I have so many wonderful memories of my softball summers with him as my coach. I have always been, and will forever be, thankful for the positive impact that he had on my life. He will be greatly missed.

  • my prayers to all of Jim’s family . He was great to be around, and like the others, I got to know him through the girls softball programs.
    I will miss him dearly.
    Scott Brenneman

  • Jean and family,
    I am so sorry to hear of your sudden loss!! Love, thoughts, prayers and sympathy to all of you!

    bonnie beeman

  • He had such a positive impact on so many of us when we played ball back in the 80s. A good and kind man. He will be missed.

  • So many great memories of “Fatman” – on and off the field. He, along with another friend got me involved with coaching in the softball program when it was in its infancy in Mount Vernon. Working with the “kids” lead me to going onto college which I had never really planned on doing as a young man. This forever changed my life. We literally spent our entire summers at the ballparks enjoying every minute of the game, fellow coaches, the players and their families. Life long amazing memories and friendships… For that, I will always be grateful to Jim.

    May you forever rest in peace!

  • I will always remember Jim as “DANCING BEAR” his CB name in the late 70’s. Jim will be missed by all his friends past and present. I am sure there is a special place in Heaven for Jim. My deepest condolences to his family and close friends.

  • We are sorry to hear of Jims passing. He was great role model for the players and coaches to look up too and strive to be like. RIP Fatty we love you!

  • Prayers and condolences to Jim’s family at this time. He and I used to walk down the path at the park regularly and talk about anything and everything. I will truly miss him as he was truly special man to know. In my mind with all of his walking that he had done (as much as 10 miles at time), I would like to consider the part that he walked as the James Schodorf Memorial Pathway. He will be truly missed. REST IN PEACE!

  • Sorry for your loss . Jim was not only my brother Leonard Johnson best friend , he was also a family friend ! My mother and father loved Jim and our family as well. He would always come out Christmas Eve and bring them a present and continued even after my dad passed and every New Years Eve would celebrate with our family and shoot off fireworks with Leonard. He bought me a dozen red roses for my 16th birthday. He will be so sincerely missed !

    My Deepest condolences

  • Sorry for your loss . Jim was not only my brother Leonard Johnson best friend , he was also a family friend ! My mother and father loved Jim and our family as well. He would always come out Christmas Eve and bring them a present and continued even after my dad passed and every New Years Eve would celebrate with our family and shoot off fireworks with Leonard. He bought me a dozen red roses for my 16th birthday. He will be so sincerely missed !

    My Deepest condolences
    Faith Johnson Dulaney

  • I remember Coach very fondly. I was not an athlete by anyone’s definition but I had so much fun playing softball, that I played for 6 years. I have so many good memories of that time. I was a terrible player and got smashed in the eye during practice and ended up with 12 stitches. He took the whole team out for pizza after I got out of the ER. He made sports fun even for non-athletes like me. His volunteer work vastly contributed to my childhood. I’m so sorry to hear of his passing. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.

  • I am sorry for your loss. I graduated with Jim and we were in the welding class at the JVS together. He was a great man and I will always remember him.

  • Jean and family,

    So sorry for your sudden loss. You will miss him dearly, but he is in a better place now and you will see him again some day.

    Love & Prayers,

    Sue Harwell

  • Jean,

    My deepest sympathy on the loss of your brother.

    Love and prayers,

    Karen McLaughlin

  • Our heartfelt condolences. We were saddened to hear of Jim’s passing.
    For many years I didn’t even know his last name, as he placed his order
    under only “Jim”. He was pretty much a weekly fixture here at the shop
    and his visits will be missed. You have our deepest sympathies…

    Ron’s Pizza Family

  • Jean & Family,
    I’m sorry to hear of your loss. It seems just yesterday we were all growing up together in the St. Vincent family. He touched the hearts of many.

  • Jean and family, I don’t know if you remember me from Jim’s childhood days. But Jim and I were close friends when you all lived on Burgess. Played every sport together in the neighborhood, rode bikes to collect decals from the auto parts stores, playing cards, chess and made some great memories. May God bring blessings to those lives that he had touch throughout the years.

    Mark “Bogie” Richards

  • Please excuse my late postings. My prayers and condolences to his family. I have so many memories of Jim from St. Vincent. I left Mt. Vernon my Junior year of high school but my memories of Jim remained some of my best recollections. I do not have a single memory of St Vincent that does not include Jim. My prayers for his family.

    Rebecca Stenger-Johnosn