Bock Funeral Home

1500 Mt. Royal Boulevard
Glenshaw, PA 15116


James R. Schadel

Monday, December 28, 2020

JAMES R. SCHADEL, On Monday, December 28, 2020, age 67, of Pittsburgh, PA, went home to be with the Lord following a long battle with cancer, which he fought with fierce courage and determination. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 45 years Kathy Schadel; children Kristin (Terrell Eberhardt) Schadel, Jon (Emily) Schadel, and Michael Schadel; sisters Amy (Mike) DeLucia and Donna Giardina; grandchildren Tyler and Lilly Schadel and Andrew, Aaron, Ashley, and Ari Eberhardt; mother-in-law Margaret Hite; and many beloved nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, cousins, and in-laws. He is predeceased by his cherished parents Janet T. Smith and Andrew N. Giardina, and loving father-in-law Robert V. Hite, Sr. Jim received a B.S. from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1975 and graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law cum laude in 1978, having received the prestigious Order of the Coif Award. His practice involved defending lawyers and other professionals. Most recently he practiced with Burns White Attorneys at Law. Those who had the honor of knowing Jim revere him for the love and devotion he had for his family and the Lord, with an unwavering faith. His most precious moments were spent in the comfort of family and friends during holidays, vacations, or recreational activities. He had a smart, quick sense of humor that put smiles on the faces of whomever was in his presence, and he defined integrity, kindness, compassion, friendship, honor, resolve, and strength. He enjoyed boating, waterskiing, bicycling, golfing, going on walks, and spending time with his family and friends on vacations to Sanibel Island, Florida. There will be no visitation. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Allegheny County Bar Foundation (, the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation (, or North Park Church (




Dan and Carol Dupee 02-Jan-2021 05:37 PM

Our favorite "Jim sightings" were of course at church on Sundays but also on our way south--Jim, Kathy and Michael to Sanibel, Carol and me to Naples. Jim was so solidly rooted in his faith, family and core convictions, and also delighted in the warmth and beauty of Sanibel. I wish I could run into him one more time here, but look forward to seeing him restored before the throne of God.

Harriett Scruggs Koedel 03-Jan-2021 03:06 PM

Kathy, so sorry for your loss. I have lots of good memories of him and your family from Elfinwild.

John & Deborah Holt 07-Jan-2021 12:09 PM

Enjoyed ushering with Jim, Kathy and Michael at church. Their consistency, their presence, their interaction with us has been an encouragement to us in many different ways. We will miss Jim and our prayers are with your family.

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