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1000 Mentor Avenue Painesville, Ohio 44077

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38001 Euclid Avenue Willoughby, Ohio 44094

Mentor Location

6330 Center Street Mentor, Ohio 44060

Kevin S. Schindler

11/25/1989 — 08/16/2019

Kevin S. Schindler smiling for a portrait photo

Kevin S. Schindler, age 29 of Mentor, passed away after a long, hard battle with brain cancer (Grade 4 Glioblastoma) on August 16th, 2019 at home surrounded by his loving family.

Kevin worked as an Analyst III at First Energy. He graduated from Mentor High School in 2008. He received his bachelor’s degree at Ohio Wesleyan University in 2012. He played baseball at Mentor High School as well as Ohio Wesleyan University.

Kevin is the loving son of Scott and Debbie (nee Goodwin) Schindler; dearest brother of Angie (Derek) Stalder and Tom Schindler (Holly); loving uncle of Avalynn; nephew, cousin, and friend of many.

The Schindler family will receive friends from 4-8 PM Tuesday, August 20th, 2019 at McMahon Coyne Vitantonio Funeral Home, 6330 Center Street, Mentor. Funeral Services will be held at 11 AM Wednesday, August, 21st, 2019 at Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 9514 Johnnycake Ridge Rd., Mentor.

Burial at Knollwood Cemetery in Mayfield Hts.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Kevin’s name to Hospice of The Western Reserve, 300 East 185th Street, Cleveland, OH 44119.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Jeff Monreal Funeral Services.

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15 Replies to “Kevin S. Schindler”

  1. Please accept my love and caring concerns. So sorry to hear of the suffering Kevin and your entire family have endured.


  2. I played baseball with Kevin for a long time when I was a kid. He was always smiling, staying positive, and just an incredible human being. Not to
    mention he had one of the best fastballs I have ever seen. I was always glad he was on my team. When I heard the news that he had passed my heart was crushed but I am also very thankful for all the amazing memories I had with him as a kid that I will cherish forever. He will be extremely missed. RIP Kevin. God is with you now. ❤️


  3. So very sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved brother Angie.My deepest sympathies to the family. With support and prayers to all of you.


  4. Robert Jaksa Sr August 18, 2019 at 2:32 pm

    It sickens me to hear of Kevin’s passing. Such great memories of coaching him in baseball. Playing together on travel teams with my son. My extreme condolences to Debbie and Scott. Rest in Peace young man. I’m sure you’ll be on the baseball team in Heaven.


  5. I was fortunate enough to have made such a great friend in such a short amount of time playing baseball at Ohio Wesleyan. Kevin was a guy you wanted to surround yourself with; he was always smiling and would be the first to slap you on the a** and make sure you were doing okay. I remember one spring practice in particular, we were taking batting practice on the field and I was playing the outfield. I had my headphones in and was unaware that Kevin was trying to get my attention. When he finally did, we had a few good laughs, and that is when Kevin came up with a nickname for me that stuck with the team – “radio.” Part II: during an overnight baseball trip, I had left my iPad out and sure enough Kevin cracked the passcode no problem, changed it, and made the background a picture from the movie “Radio.” Kevin always looked out for me, and I will carry his lightheartedness and cool attitude with me in his honor. You could not ask for a better friend, teammate, brother than Kevin. He will forever be greatly missed. I know He and Brandon (Sega) are reunited, looking after us from above and reminiscing about the good ole days. One day my friend, I will see you again. Love you Kev! Love, Colt Poncsak


  6. Tony and Bonnie DiBiasio August 18, 2019 at 3:13 pm

    Dear Debbie and Scott, we share our deep condolences to you and your family at this difficult time of loss. Kevin faced his brain tumor with the grit and tenacity he battled the hitters of Marietta, Wooster, and Wabash! James was so fortunate to have Kevin as a teammate and friend. And, we were blessed to know him and the two of you as we shared 4 years of baseball, fellowship, and fun during their days at OWU.
    It is at times like this that I become mindful of the words of Cicero, over two millennia ago, when he said, “The life of the dead is placed in the memories of the living. The love you gave in life will keep people alive beyond their time. Anyone who was given love will always live on in another’s heart.”
    The love Kevin shared with others and the memories he generated with his gifts, talents, and sense of humor, will keep him forever in our hearts and minds. Our prayers and thoughts are with now and in the months ahead.


  7. Angie & Steve Serviss August 20, 2019 at 12:04 am

    Such a great picture with a forever smile. He was so genuine. I am proud to be one of his Delaware moms while on the baseball team at OWU. He will always be one of my baseball sons. He will always be remembered. Prayers for his family and friends for such a hard loss.


  8. Tyler & Megan Mott August 20, 2019 at 12:20 am

    Kevin was such a pleasure to be around everyday. We will never forget his warm smile and great sense of humor. He was loved by all of his teammates and coaches. We will be sure to talk to current and future OWU players about how good of a person Kevin was and the positive legacy he left behind. We will never forget him and we will always be here for your family!


  9. TERRI AND MIKE VAN August 20, 2019 at 1:16 pm

    Our son Kyle played travel baseball with Kevin… never saw him without a smile on his face…and was always positive…our daughter Rachel lost her fiancé to this same ugly disease on the day the were to be married… we feel your pain and loss… Kevin was a fine example of strength and courage during his courageous battle… we can all learn from his example and apply it to the many curve balls that are thrown our way during our lifetime…
    RIP Kevin… it was a honor to know you


  10. Scott, Debbie, Angie and Tom my heart aches for all of you. Please know you’re in my thoughts and prayers. I’m sorry for not being able to come to Kevin’s services I’m currently in San Diego visiting Katie. We both cried together when we saw Kevin’s obituary. May he Rest In Peace. God Bless.

    Mary Hrwatzki and family❤️


  11. Kevin’s memory with stay with me for as long as live! Truly a gift to have experienced time with Kevin. Amazing baseball player but so much more of a person. The world is a lesser place without our man Kevin. RIP friend


  12. Scott, Debbie, Angie & Tom, My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time and in the days ahead. Kevin was a special person and my memories of him will last a lifetime. To this day whenever I see kids play baseball thoughts of Kevin are not far behind. He touched my life in a positive way as I know he has many others. Always with a smile and a positive attitude. I’m sure he is smiling down on all of us today. My deepest condolences and prayers for all of you.


  13. Rest In Peace now, Kevin. Your family and friends helped you fight a good fight. I have such fond memories of you.


  14. So sorry to hear this. Thoughts and prayers to everyone. Such a tragic loss.


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