Alice Reilley Schatzle, 89, passed away peacefully at home at Wentworth Senior Living in Portsmouth, NH on June 4, 2018. Alice was born in Cold Spring, NY to Alice Burns Reilley and Lawrence Martin Reilley on March 21, 1929. She graduated from Haldane High School in 1946 and from New York State College for Teachers in Albany in 1950. Alice was a high school business teacher who began her career at Arlington High School in Poughkeepsie, NY. Alice married James Joseph Schatzle in 1956. Once they started their family in 1957, Alice left teaching to become a full-time mother to their four daughters. This was the “job” that she enjoyed the most and took the most pride in!
In 1970, Alice and her daughters moved back to Cold Spring and in January, 1971, Alice became the sole business teacher at Haldane High School. This is a job that she thoroughly enjoyed until she retired in June, 1991. Alice continued to live in Cold Spring until 2012 when she moved to Long Island to be closer to her daughter Beth and her family.
Alice was an active parishioner at Our Lady of Loretto parish. She served on the Board of Trustees for the Julia L. Butterfield Memorial Library for 22 years and she was a member of a weekly bridge club from the early 1970s until 2010. Alice volunteered on various Cold Spring Village planning committees, drove for FISH (a volunteer group that drove people to doctor's appointments), and assisted with the Hospital Auxiliary, Putnam County Historical Society, and Garden Club activities over the years. Alice enjoyed life fully with her favorite pastimes being traveling, reading, going out to eat, attending the theatre or a concert, walking around Cold Spring with her friends, attending monthly luncheons with the Haldane retired teachers, bowling in a league with friends from Haldane, and entertaining her family and friends. Alice was a wonderful daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, aunt, teacher and friend who will be missed by many.
Alice is survived by her daughters Mary Alice (Glendowlyn Howard) Schatzle of Durham, NH; Beth (Donald) Ramme of Huntington, NY; and Katie (Dale) Clausius of Clarklake, MI; her son-in-law Jeff Rohan of Pawling, NY; her 10 grandchildren Allison, Colleen, Bryan, and Caroline Ramme; Cory, Jamie, and Benjamin Clausius; and Geoffrey, Adam (Rebecca), and Megan Rohan; her dear friends Claire Costello of East Dennis, MA, Jean Ely Roberts of Beacon, NY, and Polly Rick of Chelsea, VT and many cousins, nieces and nephews, other family members, and friends.
Alice was predeceased by her parents; her sisters Eileen Ann Reilley and Joan Reilley Lane; her daughter Eileen Schatzle Rohan; her ex-husband James Joseph Schatzle; her brothers-in-law Edward Eugene Lane and Joseph Nicholas Schatzle Jr; her sister-in-law Louise Smith Schatzle; her nephews Lawrence Edward Lane and Peter Alexander Schatzle; and her great nephew William Joseph McCardle.
A wake will be held at Clinton Funeral Home, 21 Parrott Street, Cold Spring, NY from 4 pm to 8 pm on Thursday, June 7, 2018. A Mass of Catholic burial will be held at Our Lady of Loretto, 24 Fair Street, Cold Spring, NY at 10 am on Friday, June 8, 2018, followed by interment in the Cold Spring Cemetery, 33 Peekskill Road, Cold Spring, NY.
In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to the Alice Reilley Schatzle Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Beth Ramme, 7 Gaines Place, Huntington, NY, 11743, to the Julia L. Butterfield Memorial Library at 10 Morris Avenue, Cold Spring, NY 10516 or online at http://www.butterfieldlibrary.org/ or to your favorite charity.