On Monday, February 15th, James Schachter (Big Hearted Jim) to family and friends, loving Husband, Father and Pappy, passed away at the age of 69 after a valiant battle with COVID. Jim was born on July 8, 1951 in Elliott to Charles and Ruth (Parke) Schachter. Prior to retiring he worked at Limbach Company. He was so proud to be top of his class in Pittsburgh Culinary School. He was a big fan of Pirate tailgates, Hofbräuhaus big beers, war documentaries his granddogs and cooking- his specialties were his famous “crack” caramel brownies, chili, tuna noodle casserole, and far too many others to name. He loved to laugh, was stubborn as an ox, and his favorite saying in hard times was “its nice to be nice”. Jim was preceded in death by his father Charles (Pap), his mother Ruth (Meam), and brother Charles Jr. (Chuckie). He is survived by his beloved wife Veronica- the love of his life!, his children Amanda (Derrik) and Jason (April), and cherished granddaughter Stella Ruth (his “boo boo”). Due to COVID, funeral arrangements will be private; A celebration of life will be planned for July. In lieu of flowers, in his memory, we are starting a foundation to assist pet owners in need to be able to afford life-saving surgery for their pets. Donations accepted here: https://everloved.com/life-of/james-dale-schachter/donate/. Arrangements are entrusted to ANTHONY G. STAAB FUNERAL HOME, INC., 900 Chartiers Ave., Pgh., PA 15220.
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