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Patricia Jean Schuler, "Tricia"

"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness... " 2 Timothy 4:7-8a

On Friday, June 9, 2017, Patricia Jean Schuler, with family members at her side, went home to be with Jesus. She passed peacefully from this earth from complications due to cancer at the Adler Center for Caring in Aldie, Virginia. She was the beloved sister of Ann Mitchell, Richard Schuler, Jr., Nancy Cooper, Michael Schuler, Terrence Schuler, Janet Miller, and Jeffrey Schuler. She was preceded in death by her parents, Anna "Scotty" Schuler and Richard P. Schuler, long- time residents of Pocono Summit, Pennsylvania. She will be truly missed by her goddaughter, Nicole Frontanes, who is one of seventeen nieces and nephews, and her cherished "stepmom," Jean Callahan.

Tricia graduated from Pocono Mountain High School in 1979. She attended the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and East Stroudsburg University before joining the United States Air Force. She ended her four year career with a rank of Sargent. She had successful careers with SAIC and Buffini and Company, before going to work for United Through Reading as a National Program Manager of Volunteers, a non-profit organization of which she was extremely proud. She spent many happy years on the west coast in the San Diego area and loved being a "California Girl." She rejoined family members on the east coast in Manassas, Virginia, about five years ago when she began her fight with multiple myeloma.

Tricia loved being active outdoors where she could enjoy nature. She also enjoyed reading, and had recently begun drawing again. One of her true passions, however, was taking photographs! She was the unofficial historian of the extended Schuler family and had recorded so many family gatherings and events. Taking pictures of places, family, and friends made her happy and was a way to continue to express her artistic talents. Another passion, which also brought joy to others, was her singing. She had a wonderful voice and was always in charge of leading the Schuler Family Christmas Eve sing-a-longs.

A memorial service will be held at Quantico National Cemetery, Quantico, Virginia, in the future. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to any of the following: United Through Reading, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, or the Adler Center for Caring of Aldie, Virginia.

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Quantico National Cemetery
18424 Joplin Road
Triangle, VA 22172

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  1. My heart is heavy with the loss of you Tricia. Although I miss you dearly, I realize you are in a better place. To her family I send my condolence and hope you all find peace in the love that surrounds you. Celebrate her life…we all know she knew how to live it….Rest In Peace, my friend. Till we meet again….Love Always, Mellie

  2. My Sweet Sweet Sister. I am sorry for all the suffering that you had to do with this cancer. You were a trooper and kept hanging in there. you could have cried infront of us. Lord know I would have. Your life was too short you could have done so much more. I love and miss you so so much. Help me get there when my time comes. you will have to pull awful hard. LOVE YOU Nancy

  3. It’s hard to believe that you are gone Patti . I will miss your cards , letters , visits and your special laugh . Your phone calls lasted so long that my voice would start to go out . You were my Aunt but also my friend , we shared a lot and you will be and are greatly missed . I’m glad Anna and I got to see you one last time and that it was a day where you were feeling good enough to spend the day with us . You will never be forgotten , I love you é���é���

  4. My aunt Pattie and I were really close she called me a lot to check on me and I would call her to check up on her. She would send cards and gifts for me on my birthday Christmas easter and all the holidays. But when she first called me to say she has cancer and is in the hospital I wanted to see her so bad and wanted to support her and which she was a strong women anyways. So when I got there she was okay at the time and explained to me what they were doing and what was going on. But the last time I seen her was in march but I called her to check up on her. And i tried looking it up till I finally found the answers. But she has always been there for me especially at my great grandpas funeral. She was there for me the whole time at the funeral and she gave me a picture frame and him in it for me to always remember him and I want the same my aunt Pattie so I can look over at her and know everything is alright and be strong

  5. My sister-in-law Tricia. I miss you dearly. Always stopping over for a few days to spend time with us. Always visiting one brother or sister over the weekends. Life was very short for you Tricia but God wanted you with him and your parents at this time. Love your paintings and drawings. Going to get a frame and put the pandas up. You will always be missed and always in our thoughts. Until we meet again my sister. Will miss you singing at Christmas time.

  6. My thoughts and prayers to the Schuler family ! Tricia was a long time childhood/classmate , we had many adventures through the years! Her kind spirit , her compassion for those around her and for life. Tricia had a fun wacky personality and an infectious smile that lit up the room. The phone calls we shared what the miles between us, a connection and bond of childhood friends carried us through her teenage years graduation and adulthood . I will always carry you in my heart and memories will forever be cherished . The day you left us, you took a piece of my heart that no one will ever replace! Rest in peace my dear friend Trisha ,

  7. My prayers go out to the Schuler family for the loss of Tricia. Please take comfort in knowing that to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. My deepest condolences to you all. God bless!

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