John “Jack” Schuster

November 16, 1934 ‒ January 26, 2018

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: LAST CALL FOR ALCOHOL! Jack’s voice could be heard by all and his voice was known by many as he belted out this phrase. John “Jack” Schuster’s final call from this earth came, Friday, January 26, 2018 in Ohio Health Mansfield Hospital surrounded by his family. He was 83.

He was born November 16, 1934 in Youngstown to parents John F. & Winifred (Gordon) Schuster. As a teenager he saved the life of a young boy who was drowning off the shores of Lake Erie. Before he was able to graduate high school, he proudly served his country by joining the US Marine Corps. A beautiful young lady named Jackie Prince caught his eye and after standing her up on three dates, the pair soon married on July 25, 1959.

Jack was a provider for his family. He started working as an owner for Shakey’s Pizza Parlor in California before coming home to tell his wife that he quit and they were moving to Ohio. Once here in Mansfield he purchased the Dog House with one of his brothers before turning it into DJ’s Coffee Shop. In 1973 he, along with two police officers, opened three The Bot’l House drive-thrus in the now Southside Pizza, Lexington Beverage Center and one on Springmill Street. He opened Village Inn & Tap Room in Lexington before opening Paul Revere’s. It was around 1999 that he expanded Paul Revere’s from a bar into a full-service restaurant. He sold the business in 2005 and became a greeter at Walmart until he finally retired from work in 2011.

In spare time, he took pleasure in cheering on the Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Indians. A card shark by nature, he enjoyed playing any type of card game from Poker with buddies, Black Jack at the casino to probably his favorite, Phase Ten with the grandkids. He was a card wiz. He was a thrill seeker at heart and even at 80 years old he was still riding rollercoasters at Cedar Point.

Jack was at home with a fishing pole in his hand. He enjoyed any time he could on his boat out on the water. He even went on an unforgettable fishing trip to Canada with his son, grandsons and wife where he got his favorite sweatshirt. But above all, Jack cherished his family, especially his grandkids, and enjoyed any time he could spend with them.

He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years Jackie Schuster; children Kenneth Schuster, Catherine & Vince Storms and Vikki & Shawn Bartlett; grandchildren Ashley and her husband Angel, Kyle, Tyler, Beth, Courtney and her husband Dustin and Lindsay; great-grandchildren Noah, Bella and Brayden; Brother Richard & Cathie Schuster; sisters Susan & Dennis Turcoliveri and Jennie Ramey; beloved dogs Buddy and Daisy Mae as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

In addition to his parents John F., Winifred and Doris, Jack was preceded in death by his son David Schuster; brother Ronald Schuster; special cousin Ken “Cuz” Holbein; his beloved dogs Nikki and Bella; father and mother-in-law Ken & Bea Prince and brother-in-law Terence Prince.

The Schuster family will receive friends Tuesday, January 30, 2018 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home and will continue Wednesday, January 31, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. where a Last Call Service honoring Jack’s life will begin immediately at 12 p.m. Celebrant Dave Roberts will officiate.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the nurses and staff in the Coronary Care Unit at OhioHealth Mansfield and especially to Laura & Cheryl for their friendship, caregiving and lunch dates.

Contributions in his memory to the Richland County Humane Society can be made at the funeral home.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Jack’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them –or to watch his tribute video– at SnyderFuneralHomes.com

  • So sorry to hear of Jack’s passing, our thoughts and prayers are with his family.
    Dave and Roxanne Biller

  • Jack and I were partners in the Bot’l Houses. I have very fond memories with him. He coukd fall asleep faster than anyone. I had the extreme pleasure to talk with Jack a few months ago after a lot of years. Jack was truly a good man.

  • What a wonderful write-up about Jack! I just knew Jack as a friendly, funny guy….what a pleasure to read about his life and his many accomplishments. How lucky he was to be part of such a great family, and how lucky you all are to have had him be such a great father and grandfather. You always hear people say “he lived a good life” and it sounds so cliche. In this case, it’s obvious that “he lived a GREAT life”. And everyone around him is the better for it. Hugs and condolences to you all.

  • Jackie, Kenny, Cathy and Vikki, we are so sorry for your lost. I have happy memories of Jack and his big smile. You are all in our thoughts and prayers

  • Although I never met Mr. Schuster, I’m sure he was a wonderful man to have raised an amazing daughter like Vikki! That obituary put a smile on my face and I now feel like I knew him.
    My thoughts and prayers are with your family! XOXO

  • JJackie, Kathy, Vickie, and Kenny, You have my deepest sympathy. Have lots of memories of working with Jack at Daughertys Restaurant. We had such good times. It was so nice to get to know all his family. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Sending much love and prayers to the Schuster family. Jack was such a wonderful man and I was honored to call him my friend.

  • We are so sorry to hear about Uncle Jack’s passing. We are keeping your family in our prayers. Sending many hugs your way. We loved reading the obituary. It was beautifully written! Love, Rich, Melita, Ricco and Maia Schuster

  • Jackie and Family, reading Jack’s life was so inspiring. I remember those days of hearing him say “LAST CALL FOR ALCOHOL”! Praying GOD’s strength and peace.

    Sincerely,
    Cynthia Driskell

    • Oh,Cynthia-how nice to hear from you after so many years, even under these circumstances…we need to keep in touch!! Love to you and thank you for your kind words–Jackie

  • Jack was my boss at paul Revere’s restaurant for 3 years, I remember the Christmas party that he announced to us he had sold the restaurant, but not before he made sure ALL of his staff was guaranteed their job still, what an awesome thing that was!! above and beyond what he owed any of us! Jack was a stern man but very fair, and very companionate, which he didn’t want people to know! I will miss you and until we all meet again! Rest jack and fly high!

  • Sorry to hear of jacks passing we have many found memories of jack at the tap room and paul revers he will truly be missed by many . Terry & Linda Hammond

  • Sorry for your loss I will keep you in my prayers. I knew Jack from the tap room and Paul revers.

  • My deepest condolences to the family. But especially Ken. I worked with for a time and I like to think we became friends. Loosing a parent is so very hard, I’m sorry you have to experience it. Just know there are people praying for your strength to get through the next few weeks. Thoughts will be with you always. Be strong and Blessed.

  • Vikki and family..I am so sorry for your loss. Having lost both my parents it is doubly hard. I am praying God gives you peace comfort and strength. Remember the good times. Pain will lessen but it is always there. God be with you all.

  • Paul Revere’s wasn’t a bar before it was a restaurant. It was a family. And jack was the reason why. Coming in on sunday as a kid when they were closed, supposed to help install a new lighted bottle holder, or hang a tv… and nope… inevitably I’d end up goofing around on the pool tables till Jack took the stick away. “If your gonna play on my tables, your gonna learn to play right”… and thats how i got my first lesson in the math/physics/science of pool. But i gotta be honest. I wanna sneak back in and write my name on the ceiling in chalk one last time… for jack. You’ll be missed jack.

  • Jack was a cousin and I have childhood memories from the families trips to Cleveland. I had a a chance to visit with Jack a few years ago but enjoyed reading of hos life! What I guy. I wish I had known him better!

    May he rest in peace and my condolences to the family!

  • So truly sorry for your loss. May God surround you all with peace and comfort during these difficult days.
    Roger and Mellissa Harmon

  • Deepest Condolences, we always enjoyed our Deer Hunting Trips together. You will be missed. Your family is in our prayers.

  • Dear Schuster Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband, father, grandfather. He was a friend to many folks in the Lexington village for many years. I remember him also from the “Dog House” where we would all go and eat breakfast after the establishments closed. I met my husband at “the hole” or Tap Room. We were married 32+years so don’t believe that you can’t find that someone in a bar! Be sure and holler that “Last call” to Tom Baker if you see him!!
    Sincerely Charlotte Baker

  • To the Schuster family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you. I worked for Jack at the Village Inn many years ago. That was my first real job. Jack treated me like family and I have so many fond memories. May God bless you all and give you peace at this difficult time.
    Karen (Suska) Cashell

  • Jackie, very well written! Sending my love and prayers to you and the family. Always enjoyed the visits with you, Jack and the family.

    Your cousin,

    Lorrie

  • Dearest Jackie: Our hearts 💕are bursting with love ❤️for you. I have countless wonderful memories with the “Jack+Jackie” family. My first, and best experiences of fishing 🎣, boating 🛶, water 💦 skiing ⛷, cottage living at Pleasant Hill Lake, and “Cedar-Point-ing”, were because of your amazing “Schuster-family” of Jack+Jackie, David+Kenny+Cathie+Vikki, Susan+Jenny, & with my humble + grateful “Holbein-family” of Ken”Cuz”+Joan, Ken+Pam+Nancy+Freddie. Your “Love-of-your-Life-husband-Jack”, is at peace in Heaven with your beloved son David, my father “Cuz”, mother Joan, and uncle Freddie. God bless you Jackie,…and to all of your beautiful and loving family … We so miss and love you so much ❤️ Ken + Kylie : Guam 🇬🇺 USA

  • JACKIE AND FAMILY
    SORRY TO HEAR OF JACKS PASSING. I HAVE LOTS OF GOOD
    MEMORIES OF ALL THE TIMES ON WALKER LAKE RD. WITH ALL OF YOU
    WOMEN OF THE NEIGHBOR HOOD AND MY MOM EVELYN. SENDING
    PRAYERS AND LOVING THOUGHTS FOR ALL YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

    WITH DEEPEST SYMPATHY

    STEFANIE(MULLIN) SCHLUPP

  • Spread your wings and fly Jack. I am definitely going to miss you and your little small talks. Watch over everyone, and make sure you save a spot for all of us on whatever boat you are on, right now. That way we can all go fishing again with you someday. The very first time the boys and I went fishing!! Then we all finished the day on Mount Jeez! Definitely one of the many cherished memories, that I will never forget. My condolences and all my love go out to the family, and friends. I will continue my prayers for peace and joy for you all.

  • So sorry to hear of Jack’s passing. Thinking of Jack brings back fond memories of our deer hunting trips to Pennsylvania. so many laughs and great times! My condolences and prayers to his family. Bob Boehm

  • I didn’t know Jack or his family, but his obituary touched my heart. It shows how much he was loved and will be missed. So sorry for your loss. What a wonderful smile.

  • Very sorry that I wasn’t able to pay my respects in person. I worked for Jack at Paul Revere’s and remember him and that time fondly. My condolences to the family.

  • Jackie and all, I was so sorry to hear about Jack! If I had known, I would have contacted you earlier. I think you all know how much he and your whole family meant to me.
    He will be sorely missed.
    Love to you all from Jenny (Pierce) Huffman. aka Piercey

  • So saddened to read the loss of Jack Schuster. He was the father of my very, very talented voice coach and musician, David Gabriel Schuster, to whom owe my entire successs. David passed in 2013, without knowing what seed he planted in me and so many others. God bless you both!