John Schachner

John L. Schachner Sr.

Tuesday, December 27th, 1938 - Friday, August 28th, 2020
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John L Schachner Sr, 81, was born in Charlotte, NC December 27, 1938. He was preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Virginia Schachner, his father in law Robert Gilles and father in law Clayton Alsteen. Also preceded in death by Brothers Joseph, Stephen, and David; Sister Ann Schachner and sister in law Diane Uphill.

He is survived by his wife Beth Gilles-Schachner, Sons John Jr (Maria), Jimmy (Paula), Jeff (Dawn) and David. Daughters Susie Swanson and Samantha Schachner. Mother in Law Geri Gilles. Brothers Greg (Cathy), Donald, Nick (Pat) and Sisters Gin Schachner and Kate Guin (Jamie)

Brothers in laws Terence Gilles, Tim Brennan, Steve Uphill, Glen Gilles, Mike Gilles (Nancy) and Joe Gilles.

Sister in laws Debbi Gilles and Traci Land (Chris)

Grand children: John III, Jayson, Jordan, Jaden, Charlsey Jo, Dustin, Myla

Great Grand Children: Seth Jr, Addie, Zoe, Alex

John’s first “real” job was as a milk boy as a very young boy. He LOVED TO WORK. John owned and operated Contractor’s Supply & Equipment in Appleton Wisconsin for over 40 years. John also owned and operated Pensacola Beach Properties, Inc on beautiful Pensacola Beach, FL the last 25 years working along side his wife Beth, sister in law Traci and Son David. He loved his CSE family, his PBP family, his camping family and his kids.

He was an amazing dad and definitely one of those “Crabby old men”. He was a very intelligent, insightful man. Loved to gamble, travel and spend time with family and friends. He had great pride for all of his children. He was very excited to see Samantha graduation this December with her PHD.

He also loved his furry babies S’Mores, Hershey, Walter and Windsor. Grand puppy Blue.

Visitant will be 9:30 a.m. following a Memorial Services Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. on September 8, 2020 at Our Lady of Assumption Mission, 920 Via De Luna Dr, Pensacola Beach, FL 32561, with Father John Licari Celebrant.

WATERS & HIBBERT FUNERAL HOME is in charge of arrangements.
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, September 8th, 2020 | 9:30am - 10:30am
    Tuesday, September 8th, 2020 9:30am - 10:30am
    Our Lady of Assumption Mission
    920 Via De Luna Dr
    Pensacola Beach, FL 32561
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Tuesday, September 8th, 2020 | 10:30am
    Tuesday, September 8th, 2020 10:30am
    Our Lady of Assumption Mission
    920 Via De Luna Dr
    Pensacola Beach, FL 32561
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Posted at 06:21pm
Dear Beth and Family, We wish you strength and peace during this time of loss. Our deepest condolences, the Merne Gilles Family.

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Beth Schachner Posted at 06:53pm

Merne & Family Thank you so much for the beautiful trees in John’s name. We are comforted knowing the wonderful family you are. All of our Love, Beth. Sami and David


Posted at 04:39pm
I'd like to call and talk to him about the NHL playoffs, I'm missing that a lot right now!!

Karen Wright

Posted at 01:42pm
Beth, David and Samantha, I am going to miss John. I’m going to miss all our conversations about politics and what’s wrong with people. He was one of my favorite people. Even if he did call me at 5:00 AM to discuss banking & financials! Love him & miss him dearly. Karen Wright

Tricia Crain

Posted at 06:04pm
So my husband Troy Crain and I are Puppy-related to John and Beth. We have our precious Annie who is the baby of Hershey and Smores and a brother to Walter, so our sweet Annie had babies and oh yes John fell in love with Windsor , so I secretly met him downtown to give him his new sweet puppy because we all know Beth would say 3 was enough.... 🤣🤣🤣❤️ that’s the day Windsor joined this wonderful family.❤️

Gregory Freeman

Posted at 09:30am
John was a client; life advisor (advice wasn’t always the best, but he gave it, lol) but most important a friend. I got to know him while working as his tax consultant. This quickly morphed into a friendship. I have many fond memories of going out to visit with him at CSE. The formal visits always ended up informally sitting around, drinking beers from the refrigerator & John giving his thoughts on life. I learned a lot & gained a friend. He will be greatly missed. Have a cold one for me John!!

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