Sunday August 18, 2019.
Alan L. Schubert, 79, passed away on Sunday, August 18, 2019. Al was preceded in death by his father, Elmer Schubert, and mother, Lucille Goyda (nee Jones). When Al was three, his father left for World War II and didn’t return. Lucille worked hard to support her young son. We take comfort in knowing they are all catching up.
Al was a beloved husband for 29 years to Mary Schubert (nee Ampleman); loving father to Sandy (John), Steve (Sarah), Kim (Bill), Kevin (Courtney) and Valerie (Randy); cherished grandpa to Brad (Abby), Allison (Ryan), Justin, Ryan, Donovan, Amanda, Eva, Abbie, Natalie, Ryan, Nicholas, Alexander and Olivia; dear brother, brother in law, uncle and friend.
Al was born on March 6, 1940 in St. Louis. He graduated from St. Louis College of Pharmacy in 1961 and enjoyed a career spanning over 40 years until he retired from Express Scripts. He liked to say “If you have a job you like, you never work a day in your life.” He never hesitated to give a customer a hug, even if it meant the pharmacy line got a little longer. And if you were lucky enough to know Al, you knew he gave the best hugs.
Al was an expert horse handicapper whose advice has spawned colonies of new horseplayers and whose tales and insights will be passed to new generations. He was a fisherman whose most popular tip was to hold the fish closer to the camera. He was a coach when his kids were young who often wore a t-shirt stating “I must hurry up and catch up with the others, for I am their leader” and who had basketball players yelling “zebra”. He was a nomadic football fan who passionately became a “Packer Backer” and who always supported St. Louis baseball teams. He was a lover of dogs, and also birds, but especially his dogs. Al had an enormous personality whose sense of humor often made everyone burst into fits of laughter. He was a storyteller who loved to share an insight and could debate almost any topic. Al used to comfort his kids saying “You are where you are supposed to be”. After over two decades of courageously battling health issues, he now is peacefully where he is supposed to be. The love he had for his family was undeniable. Most of all, he was a kind and gentle husband, father, grandfather and friend who knew how to enjoy the moment and felt the glass was half-full.
Visitation at Kutis Affton Chapel 10151 Gravois Rd. 63123 on Thursday, August 22 from 4-8 pm. with Funeral Service time at 7:00 pm. Interment will be held in private.