CFA Members & Friends,
It is with great sadness that I write to inform you of the passing of Julia “Julie” Schnuck (Mather) ’70; a true friend and fan of Cornell Football.
We extend our deepest sympathies to our teammate Scott ’72 and the entire Schnuck family at this difficult time.
Julie’s Obituary and details can be found below.
Doug Pratt ’84
Julia Mather “Julie” Schnuck ’70
Schnuck, Julia Julie Mather Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church. Beloved wife of Scott C. Schnuck, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, February 14, 2017, at the age of 68. She was the devoted mother of Scott Mather Matt (Nancy Kohn), Jason Michael (Carrie Carlson) and Thomas Galvin (Natalie McNulty) and loving grandmother Birdie of Oscar, Sam, Oliver and Madeline.
She is also survived by her cherished mother, Marie Mather, and sister, Monica Smith of San Diego, and her niece Liz Legg. She was preceded in death by her beloved father Claire Mather. Julie was born in Franklinville, NY, and graduated from Cornell University, where she met Scott. The couple lived in New York and Palo Alto before moving to St. Louis in 1975 when Scott joined his family’s business, Schnuck Markets. Everyone who knew Julie loved her for her quick wit and personality and also respected her keen business sense. Julie loved to play golf, especially with Scott and their three boys. Julie was founding co-president of the St. Louis Archdiocese Foundation for Special Education, member of the St. Louis Garden Club, and a valued partner to the Schnucks floral department. Her greatest passion was her love of birds. Julie was on the Cornell Lab of Ornithology Administrative Advisory Board and enjoyed birding trips to Costa Rica, Texas, Louisiana and Arizona. Julie was actively involved with the creation of the Audubon Center at Riverlands in West Alton, MO, and was the first president of the advisory board for Riverlands. Following her diagnosis of a glioblastoma brain tumor in the Spring 2015, Julie boldly agreed to be Patient 1 in a personalized, revolutionary immune vaccine approach to fight incurable brain tumors. Julie and Scott helped launch the Julia M. Schnuck Personalized Immune Vaccine Trial at Washington University with a $2 million lead gift, and also secured an additional $1.3 million in support. Julie’s family is grateful to her wonderful caregivers: Sterla, Pedra, Brittany and Ashley for their loving care during Julie’s fight. Thanks also to Bonnie, Nicki and Ted for their loving support. And special thanks to Julie’s best friend, Loraine Budke, who was with her most every day of her journey. Services: A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at the Cathedral Balsilica of St. Louis, Lindell at Newstead, on Friday, March 10, at 10 am. A reception with the family will follow. A Private Funeral Mass for the family will be celebrated on Saturday, February 18. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Julie may be made to Washington University, Department of Neuro Surgery Glioblastoma Research, 7425 Forsyth, Suite 2100, St. Louis, MO, 63105, or to the Julie Schnuck Center for Avian Monitoring Ecology at the Audubon Center at Riverlands (www.riverlands.org or 301 Riverlands Way, West Alton, MO, 63386.) A Service Of The Lupton Chapel.