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Celebrating the life of

Stuart Jonathan Thad Schippereit

March 22, 1949 - April 24, 2023

Stuart Jonathan Thad Schippereit

Stuart Jonathan Thad Schippereit 74, of Savannah, Georgia passed away Monday April 24, 2023 at his home with family by his side.  He was born March 22, 1949 in Columbus Ohio to the late George and Mary Schippereit.  He had moved from Key West, Florida in 2016 to enjoy the wild and crazy world of downtown Savannah.

Stuart attended the University of Notre Dame graduating in 1971 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Spending one of those years abroad in France which influenced his life greatly.  He served in the U.S. Navy from 1973 to 1994.  He retired with an honorable discharge as Commander, Intelligence subspecialist and computer systems management.  During his years in the Navy he attended Naval Postgraduate School and graduated in 1979 with a master of Arts in National Security Affairs.  He then worked for multiple agencies until completely retiring to soak up the sun and fun in Key West Florida. 

Stuart had many interests including charitable work feeding the hungry, writing almost every day, long motorcycle trips with his friends, his hotrod and taking pictures of all the interesting things he saw on his travels.  He loved good food, good whiskey, and was quite the wine connoisseur.  He could always come up with a good costume for any party situation.

Stuart is survived by his wife, Janet Van Tuyl; daughter, Shannon Brewster; brother, Thad Schippereit; sister, Merrie Schippereit; sister, Barbara Lisiak; brother, Peter Schippereit; sister, Julie Schippereit; grandchildren, Madeline, Matthew and Amanda; and stepson, Matthew Dean.  He was preceded in death by daughter, Caroline Schippereit; brother, Paul Schippereit; and his parents.

Memorial Service to be held later at the time of his burial in Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia. 

In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Humane Society of Greater Savannah at





I'm sure I speak for all hands at the RVAH Navy Association in expressing sincere condolences to Stu's family and close friends

- RVAH Navy, CapeCoral, FL

I met Stu through the American Legion Riders in Key West. He was someone that our fellow members could always count on. He was always up for a ride up the Keys - or further! Count me among the many who will miss him. Next time you hear thunder, fear not. It’s just Stu riding his Harley in the clouds!

- Ernie “Plado” Edge, Key West, FL

A candle has been lit!

I am so sorry for your loss. Stu "Sunshine" will always be in our thoughts. Ride With The Angles My Brother!!!

- Jeffery "Newman" Kirk, Key west, Florida

Stu "Sunshine"... Oh boy, the memories of our days at Post 28 came flooding back...good and bad. You'd know what I mean. I'm sorry to see you gone so soon. Ride with the angels, my friend. You are loved!!!

- Angie "Britch" Kirk, Key West, FL

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel

  • Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date.