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Gayle E. Schoen, CGC '73

Gayle Eldean Schoen, Sr., 74, of Summerville, husband of Ann (Snowden) Schoen, passed away on Sunday, April 13, 2014 at Trident Medical Center. Friends and family may call at James A. Dyal Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 from 6 o'clock until 8 o'clock PM. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 10 o'clock AM at James A. Dyal Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Dorchester Memory Gardens, 11000 Dorchester Road, Summerville. Flowers will be accepted. Gayle was born on August 6, 1939 in Diller, Nebraska, son of the late Herman Henry Schoen and Catherine Sophia (Fanders) Schoen. He graduated from Peru State College in Nebraska, where he received his Bachelors. He then went on to receive his Masters and Educational Specialist Degree from The Citadel. He was a former Vice Principal at St. Andrews High School. Gayle served in the United States Air Force for four years. He retired from Naval Sea Systems Command, where he was a Computer Specialist. Gayle loved gardening, reading, and woodworking; he was a Renaissance Man. But, Gayle lived for his wife, children, and grandchildren. Surviving in addition to his wife Ann are: three children: Gina Gayle Schoen of Summerville, SC, Gayle Eldean Schoen, Jr. (Tammy) of Coral Springs, FL, and Julie Schoen Legg (Paul) of Summerville, SC; five grandchildren: Gayle Eldean Schoen III, Hunter Cooper Schoen, Sydney DeeAnn Schoen, Luke Schoen Legg, and Landry Cullen Legg; seven brothers and sisters: Dixie Jones, Gary Schoen, Arlene McCarty, Danny Schoen, Kenny Schoen, Sherrilyn Howland, and Geraldine Kozak. A memorial message may be written to the family by visiting our website at www.jamesadyal.com. ARRANGEMENTS BY JAMES A. DYAL FUNERAL HOME, 303 S. MAIN STREET, SUMMERVILLE, SC 29483 (843) 873-4040. Visit our guestbook at www.legacy.com/obituaries/ charleston

Posted April 15, 2014