William Schoen

William J. Schoen

Tuesday, March 12th, 1940 - Tuesday, January 28th, 2020
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of William Schoen, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of William Schoen

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question or comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

William's Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

William's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.


William Joseph Schoen, aged 79, passed away on January 28, 2020. He was born in Brooklyn on March 12, 1940. Bill attended St. John’s Preparatory High School, earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Pharmacy from St John’s University in 1961 and a Masters in Science Education in 1964. He returned to St John’s Prep where he taught Chemistry and Biology from 1962 to 1968. After marrying Linda Braun Schoen, the love of his life, in 1965 the newly- weds moved to Poughkeepsie and then to Wappinger Falls, NY where Bill continued his teaching career at John Jay High School in East Fishkill from 1968 until he retired in 1995. During his tenure at John Jay HS, Bill coached football and soccer, served as Student Government Advisor, Science Olympiad Advisor, and Teacher in Charge of Science Department. Throughout these years, Bill and Linda were familiar faces at swim meets and on the ballfields of John Jay HS where their children, and later their grandchildren, played.
In retirement, Bill served on the condo boards of his Poughkeepsie, NY and Jensen Beach, Florida homes.
In addition to his wife Linda, Bill is survived by his son, Christopher Mark Schoen, his wife Jessica, and their children, Anthony, Brandon, Steven, and Cassidy; his daughter Nancy Ann Schoen, her partner Michael Vernon and Bill’s brother Robert Schoen of Fishkill, NY, his nephews Rob, Bob, and niece Joy. Bill maintained many lifelong friendships resulting in an accumulation of additional “nieces” and “nephews.” Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Horace and Sophie Schoen, his sister Kathleen Schoen Nougeras, sister-in-law Grace Schoen, and nephew Peter Schoen.
Bill lived a life deserving of the devotion of his beloved wife and children and the love and admiration of his grandchildren.
Visitation will be on Thursday February 6th from 3-8pm at Miller Funeral Home at 371 Hooker Avenue in Poughkeepsie. If you wish to send an online condolence please visit our website at

Note: If you wish to make a donation in Bill’s name please consider Treasure Coast Hospice. Their mailing address is 1201 SE Indian Street, Stuart, FL 34997. (Write Bill Schoen’s name in the memo line.)
Read Less

To plant a memorial tree in honor of William J. Schoen, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Sign Up for Notifications

Receive notifications about information and event scheduling for William

Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, February 6th, 2020 | 3:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thursday, February 6th, 2020 3:00pm - 8:00pm
    Wm. G. Miller & Son F.H. ,Inc.
    371 Hooker Ave.
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Thursday, February 6th, 2020 |
    Thursday, February 6th, 2020
    Wm. G. Miller & Son F.H. ,Inc.
    371 Hooker Ave.
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    During the visitation.


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of William here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

No video recorded.

Private Condolence
Plant a Tree in Memory of William
2 trees have been planted in memory of William J. Schoen

Bea Terry

Posted at 11:12am
Linda, you have our deepest sympathy. We have fond memories of times with you and Bill. He will be missed. John and Bea Terry

David Morse

Posted at 09:24am
I am Dave Morse. Bill taught me chemistry in 1977.  Bill shaped my career by telling me the following after a year of chemistry; "consider chemical engineering instead of chemistry, there are more jobs and more money". I went on to be a chemical engineer and have been a practicing Chem engineer with a continued love for chemistry ever since. Bill comes up a lot when people ask me "How did you decide to become a chemical engineer?" and I tell that story.  I will continue to hold fond memories of Bill.
Peace, Dave Morse

Bobby, Lisa Polakowski and Family

Posted at 07:20pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.RIP Uncle Billy.
Tree Image
A memorial tree was planted in the memory of William Schoen — Plant a Tree Now

Rob Polakowski

Posted at 07:14pm
My deepest sympathy to Aunt Linda, Chris, Nancy and family .I have great memories of the times we spent together. Uncle Billy will be missed. RIP
Bobby, Lisa and Family

Heartfelt Sympathies

Posted at 05:41pm
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
Tree Image
A memorial tree was planted in the memory of William Schoen — Plant a Tree Now

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each
Share by: