Eugene Schmuckler of Roswell, Ga., died at the age of 82. Eugene was a first-generation American, born in 1939 in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Sheva and Morris Schmuckler.
He met his wife, Shaindle, as a teenager while lifeguarding at Camp Kinder Ring. They married in 1961, eventually growing the family by four adored daughters.
Eugene received his Bachelor of Science degree from Brooklyn College and his Ph.D. from Louisiana State University. Eugene was a Certified Trauma Specialist and the coordinator of the Behavioral Sciences and Management Unit at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center who was loved and respected by all the first responders he taught and counseled. He was extremely proud of his work there, always approaching officers to ask if they had been one of his students.
Eugene loved his family, sharing his many interests with the kids. The house never lacked for bikes, fishing poles, books, or ice cream. He took pride in his role as the afternoon carpool driver for his grandchildren, to the point that his enthusiasm caused the school to ask him to please stop arriving so early. He was an avid collector of stamps, coins and Hess trucks. He was a voracious reader, runner and cyclist.
Eugene has stacks of coveted t-shirts from his many years of participating in the Peachtree Road Race, as well as the Bike Ride Across Georgia (BRAG). He had a dry but quick sense of humor, his unique dad jokes often causing groans from his daughters and grandkids alike. He loved to share stories of his days at LSU and his childhood in Brownsville, East New York to anyone willing to listen.
Eugene was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Francine Kupferman. He is survived by his wife, Shaindle Schmuckler; daughters Raina (Richard) Baroff, Amie (Joe) Ross, Marla (Eric) Medwed, Lisanne (Paul) Nozick; and ten grandchildren: Paula and Sam Baroff, Lila and Jacob Ross, Noah, Elijah and Joshua Medwed, and Samantha, Zachary and Jackson Nozick; his nephew and niece Alan (Nancy) and Linda Kupferman and his dog Ari. The family is forever grateful to his wonderful caregiver, Marjorie Salawone.
Eugene will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Hey, Gene — watch out for the yussels on the road. Please sign online guestbook at www.dresslerjewishfunerals.com.
Donations in memory of Eugene may be made to Camp Kinder Ring or the charity of one’s choice. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.
- Eugene Schmuckler
- Camp Kinder Ring
- Brooklyn College
- Louisiana State University
- behavioral sciences
- Georgia Public Safety Training Center
- ice cream
- Hess trucks
- Peachtree Road Race
- Bike Ride Across Georgia
- Dressler Jewish Funeral Care