John J. 'Jack' Schread, 66
John J. "Jack" Schread left this life at the age of 66 on July 1, 2011. He
was struck while bicycling on a country road in Muskego.
Jack was laid to rest and services were held in West Haven, Conn., July 8
and July 9, 2011. An informal gathering in celebration of Jack's life for
friends will be hosted by Catherine Bode, daughter Johanna Schread and
sister Mary Grava, at his daughter's home in Cedarburg on Sunday, Aug. 7, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information and the address.
Memorial contributions can be made to: Jack Schread '62 Memorial
Scholarship; mailing address Notre Dame High School 24 Ricardo St., West
Haven, CT 06516. This is an annual scholarship for students of NDHS.
Jack, a 1962 graduate of Notre Dame High School in West Haven, Conn.,
completed his B.A. in English Literature from Fairfield University in 1966.
In 1968, he rejoined Notre Dame High School for the next 38 years as an
unparalleled English teacher and supporter of all things Notre Dame. During
his career, he served as department chairman from 1981 to 1986. He coached golf for 16 years, and the High School Bowl Team.
He began the Table Tennis Club and the Literary Magazine "The Mind's Eye."
In 1991 he was inducted as a Knight of Honor. He was moderator of the
National Honor Society for 14 years and toastmaster of the GraND Knight for
He was scorekeeper for basketball and Statesman for football for 16 years
and 14 years respectively. Further information about Jack's teaching career
can be found on NDHS's Web site. Upon his retirement in 2006, Jack moved to Cedarburg to live his retired life in the style of his summer vacations.
In Wisconsin, as a passionate bicyclist, Jack logged 3,000 miles in the
summer of 2010. He participated in 12 years of SAGBRAW bike rides; he was joined by his daughter, Johanna, for a few of them. He was an active member of the Cedarburg Lions Club, and a member of the Ozaukee Senior Golf League.
Among his many golf awards he boasted two holes in one. He enjoyed many
things that Wisconsin had to offer and shared those joys with his family.
Jack is survived by Catherine Bode, daughter Johanna Schread, sister Mary
Grava, brother-in-law Bill Grava, nephews Joshua and Damian Grava and their
families, and friend Marcia Williams.
His positive outlook on life and demeanor were unmatched by any.
Jack will be greatly missed by his family, friends, community and affiliates
of NDHS. Condolences may be posted at www.muellerfuneralhome.com.
Mueller Funeral Home & Crematory in Cedarburg assisted the family with