On Friday, January 28, 2022, John Joseph Schulien, Sr., loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather passed away at the age of 83.
John was born on October 4, 1938 in Lima, OH to Anthony and Dorothy (Lawson) Schulien. He attended St. Gerard’s Catholic School and graduated from Lima Senior High School. John served in the United States Marine Corps before marrying the love of his life, Concetta Cinotti on January 9, 1960. John and Concetta settled down in Wheaton, MD where they raised three sons, Anthony, John, Jr. and Tom; and two daughters, Cathy and Dotty.
John had many talents and special qualities, far too many to list. Simply calling him a hard-worker or a master architect, a giver, or the ultimate handyman just wouldn’t do him justice. He was a very humble man, and most importantly, he would like to be remembered for how much he loved his family and the impact he made on their lives.
John was preceded in death by his father, Anthony, his mother, Dorothy; his sister, Suzie; and his nephew Steve. He is survived by his wife, Concetta; his six children and their spouses, Cindy (Tim), Anthony (Kathy), Cathy (Matt), Dotty (Kevin), John, Jr. (Cathy), and Tom (Lyric); his seventeen grandchildren and their spouses, Chad (Nicole), Tiffany, Emily, Sean (Emily), Tony, Brendan, Jenna, Michael, Tyler, Jeff, Ryan, Tommy, Matt, Mia, Mandy, Megan, and Dylan; three great-grandchildren, Maya, Stephen, and Colin; numerous cousins, nieces, nephews; and cherished friends.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, February 3, 2022 at Stauffer Funeral Home, 8 East Ridgeville Blvd., Mt. Airy, MD 21771.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, February 4, 2022 at St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Church, 4103 Prices Distillery Road, Ijamsville, MD with Rev. Michael Jendrek as Celebrant. Burial will be held at the St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Johns Hopkins Heart and Vascular Institute at https://secure.jhu.edu/form/heart . Select “Other” from the drop-down menu and then “Heart Transplantation Fund”. There will be a place to indicate that your gift is in memory of a special honoree. To make a gift by check, you may send your check (payable to Johns Hopkins Medicine) to Johns Hopkins University and Medicine, Attn: Heart and Vascular Institute, P.O. Box 49143, Baltimore, MD 21297-9143. Please include a note indicating the memorial designation to John Schulien for your gift and write “Heart Transplantation Fund” on the memo line of the check.