John Avey Schlameus, age 83, of Cibolo, TX went to be with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on September 5, 2022, after battling a recent stoke and lung cancer.
John was born to loving parents, Kermit and Lucille Schlameus, March 27, 1939. Since birth, he was called by friends and family - Jack. Born and raised in Comal County, he was a born outdoorsman. His father, Kermit Sr was activated into the US Army Air Force in 1939, and thus moving was just another part of life. Attending various grammar schools, he ended up graduating from Nouasseur Air Base High, located near Casablanca, Morocco, French North Africa in 1957. After which he soon enlisted in the Air National Guard for the next six years.
Pushed into going to a bowling league to meet a colleague’s friend, he fell in love and married the love of his life - Janet R. Olfers. Dating only a few months, they were married October 14, 1967. They became the loving parents to both their sons Derek (1971) and Brian (1974). Jack had a long-time banking career at Frost National Bank in the mid-60's. Starting as a mailroom clerk, he climbed the ladder of excellence to become a valued Vice-President of the bank. Jack always had time for family as he was often taking the family on trips to Colorado, Arkansas, the Carolinas and best of all the Texas coast (Goose Island and Port Aransas). Jack kept busy with yard work, hunting and fishing. There was nothing like being outside by keeping busy with yard work or gardening. He’d love to “whack” a golf ball with his son Derek and other friends/family. After 30 years working for Frost, his position moved him and Janet to Plano, TX with Ross Perot's EDS, commuting from "Cowtown USA" Fort Worth, TX. He retired in 2004, and when Janet retired in 2010, they decided to move back home to Cibolo, TX in 2012.
As a young man, he was an active member of the DeMolay and Freemasons. Raised in Highland Lodge #1373 A.F. & A.M. (1963), 32nd degree Scottish Rite and finally to the Alzafar Shrine Temple. Jack followed in the footsteps of his father in becoming a Master Mason as his son Brian followed in his and becoming Worshipful Master of his own lodge. Jack transferred membership to Brian’s, Perfect Union Lodge #10 A.F. & A.M. (2012). Jack has been honored by the lodge with his 60-year pin post-mortem. He enjoyed surrounding himself with family and friends. In his later years, he loved reading a good action-thriller book.
Jack is preceded in death by his wife, Janet on May 29, 2015, and his parents Kermit Sr (1980) and Lucille (1996). He is succeeded in life by his two sons, Derek and Brian; three grandsons Conner, Tanner and Walker; two brothers Kermit Jr and Larry Ace; in-laws Patrick and Sarah Olfers; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Many thanks to Triumphant Lutheran Church with Pastor Aaron Richter for devotion and prayers and to Schertz Funeral Home for the care post-mortem.
A Visitation for Jack will be held at Schertz Funeral Home on Friday, September 16, 2022 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, the Funeral Service will be held the following day, Saturday, September 17, 2022 at Triumphant Lutheran Church at 10:00 AM with a fellowship and meal provided following the service. The Graveside Service at Mission Park North Dominion will be that Saturday, September 17, afternoon at 1:30 PM.