Mr. Howard Steven Schoenfeld

Obituary for Mr. Howard Steven Schoenfeld

May 10, 1946 - October 9, 2019
Stanton, California | Age 73

Proud Father, Devoted Friend, Baseball Aficionado, Kind Human

Obituary

Howard Schoenfeld was a good man.

Howie was born in Brooklyn on May 10, 1946 to Milton and Dorothy (Koenig) Schoenfeld. He grew up surrounded by his many first cousins, playing stickball and other pinky ball games on the Play Street where they all lived. He loved the Brooklyn Dodgers, and when they moved to Los Angeles, he saved his money from his paper route to visit his aunt and uncle there and see the Dodgers play at the Los Angeles Coloseum before Dodger Stadium was built. That devotion lasted his entire life, and he loved sharing it with his kids.

He enlisted in the Army after high school, serving in Germany and taking full advantage of his furloughs to indulge his burgeoning love of travel. He followed his father and uncle into the alarm services business, where he spent the rest of his career.

He accomplished all of his main goals: He was a lead singer in a band (Bitter Creek), became a father, was successful in business (Branch Manager of the year for Wells Fargo Alarms), and even flew a plane. He was married to Karen (Kowski) in 1971, with whom he had three children who love him very much: Melissa Edwards, Matthew Schoenfeld, and Lindsay Schoenfeld. Howie and Karen were close and expressed their love for each other until the end.

In his 73 years on Earth, Howie befriended people of all ages, nationalities, and walks of life. His kindness was infectious and drew the adoration of coworkers and employees, neighbors, friends from all over, friends of his kids, and of course his many cousins. He is survived by Karen and their three kids, sister and brother-in-law Karen and John Weber, daughter-in-law Erin Feeney, nephews, lots of those cousins of his, and a legacy of generosity, great music, and an encyclopedic memory of baseball statistics.

On October 9, as the Dodgers blew game 5 of the NLDS, his heart could take no more, and he departed for the great ballpark in the sky. He is no doubt torn between watching a game by his favorite ball players up there and a concert by Jerry Garcia with an assist by Ella Fitzgerald.

Suggested Memorial Donations

  • In lieu of flowers, the family suggests supporting the National Parks that Howard loved so much.
  • National Park Foundation
    1110 Vermont Ave NW
    Suite 200
    Washington, DC 20005

Message from the Family

Please help us through this difficult time by sharing your most wonderful, hilarious, and inappropriate memories of Howard. Seriously, we know what a goofball he was and love him for it.