Jack B. Schreiber, aged 78, of Evansville, death on Friday, September 15, 2023. His passing marks the end of a remarkable journey, as Jack was almost universally cherished and respected by all who had the privilege of knowing him, both within our community and beyond. He battled heart disease with unwavering determination, and his passing leaves a void that will be deeply felt by all who knew him. “He was a very good and decent man,” remarked one of his former students who had maintained contact with him over the years, adding, “This is a terrible loss to the entire community.” Jack’s legacy of goodness and decency will continue to inspire us all.
Who Was Jack Schreiber?
Jack Schreiber was a distinguished individual with a rich and multifaceted life. He was a proud graduate of Bosse High School and the University of Evansville, where he earned both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree. Additionally, Jack served his country honorably as a veteran.
Throughout his life, Jack was a dedicated educator who had a profound impact on young minds. He taught language arts and communications, sharing his knowledge and passion with students. At Central High School, he directed plays and nurtured the development of young talents.
His commitment to the arts extended beyond the classroom. As the Supervisor of Fine Arts in the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation (EVSC), he played a pivotal role in promoting and supporting the arts in schools across the community. Jack’s contributions helped establish the EVSC summer musical, and he served as its Co-Producer for an impressive 25 years.
In recognition of his extraordinary dedication and contributions, Jack received the Leadership Evansville Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014. He was also honored with the downtown Rotary Civic Award in 2009, alongside his wife, Sue, for their outstanding lifetime achievements in service to Evansville.
Jack Schreiber’s legacy wasn’t confined to education and the arts; he was deeply involved in the community. He served on numerous volunteer boards, including those of the Museum, the Philharmonic, UE Friends of Music, Friends of Art, and Drama, among others. His leadership extended to organizations like the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana, Rotary, and Leadership Evansville. Jack was a dedicated member of the Indiana Arts Commission and contributed to various state and national education-related projects.
In addition to his professional and community involvement, Jack was known for his warm and inclusive friendship. He was a close advisor to Mayor Lloyd Winnecke and had the ability to connect with people from diverse backgrounds and perspectives. Jack’s commitment to service extended to his involvement with Meals on Wheels and the Jacob Ball Wish Fund.
Jack Schreiber was also a devout Christian and a member of the First Presbyterian Church. He approached his civic and social responsibilities with the same dedication he exhibited in his faith.
The loss of Jack Schreiber is deeply felt by those who had the privilege of knowing him. His legacy of service, mentorship, and laughter will be remembered and cherished by all who were fortunate enough to be a part of his life.
What Happened to Jack Schreiber?
Jack Schreiber’s passing marks a significant loss to the Evansville community and beyond. Jack Schreiber, aged 78, passed away on Friday, September 15, 2023, after a long battle with heart disease.The profound impact he had on education, the arts, and civic life will be remembered by all who had the honor of crossing paths with this remarkable individual.
Jack Schreiber Obituary and Funeral Service
A Celebration of Life for Jack Schreiber is scheduled to take place at Noon on Tuesday, September 19, 2023, at the First Presbyterian Church in Evansville, Indiana. The service will be officiated by Rev. Wendy McCormick and Rev. Anna von Winckler. Following the ceremony, Jack will be entombed at Alexander Memorial Park, where Military Rites will be performed.
Visitation for friends and well-wishers is planned for Monday, September 18, 2023, from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Alexander East Chapel. On Tuesday, September 19, 2023, there will be another visitation opportunity from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church.
Jack Schreiber is survived by his beloved wife of 50 years, Suzanne (Horne) Schriber; his daughter, Tiffany (Schriber) Ball; his grandson, Raegan Ball; and nieces and nephews.
His memory will live on in the hearts of his family, friends, and the countless lives he touched throughout his remarkable journey.