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“So Sorry to hear of his passing, I will always remember seeing "#85" hanging on the back of his chair @ MSCO when visiting. Always funny and...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: Larry Rentz - Annapolis, MD

“You will always be our Ocho Cinco. I hear you speak to me everyday. " Don't work too hard. Enjoy your family. Be proud of what you've accomplished...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: Tracy Castle-Newman - Westfield, NJ

“He was an inspiration for young athletes at St. Stephen of Hungary School - we will miss him on the basketball court. Thank you to Mrs. Schoen and...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: Bardi family - New york, NY

“In high school practice the coaches decided to line me up against Jon one time. I knew I was an inferior player to him but thought I could use my...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: Chris Mudd '79

“Jon Schoen never changed it appears, I will always remember him as a class guy who always was open to help others. God Bless Jon and the family in...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“To Jon's family, please accept my thoughts and prayers. Jon was my classmate at Good Counsel HS (Class of 1979). His selfless assistance got me...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: Mike Brennan - Frederick, MD

“Jon was just a really good guy, always so nice to my Mom and Dad (Joe and Alice O'Shea). He had a way of making them feel good, very kind. Even...Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: Tom O'Shea - Nashua, NH - friend

“So long cousin but save a place for me because I will see you at the party! ”
8 of 17 | Posted by: johnny parrish - granbury, TX

“To my Angel, I was blessed to have you as a friend. You will be missed but never forgotten. ”
9 of 17 | Posted by: jojo - NY

“God Bless you Jon and your entire family your life has made a difference to so many I know your family will carry the legacy of all your spirit and...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: Johnny Ray - Palm Beach, FL

“Jon was a very good man..he was my roommate at BC our senior year..Prayers to his family during this difficult time and may they find streghth in the...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: Roger Cattelan - Ottawa, ON

“Jon was a special soul - it was an honor and privilege to have attended BC with him and Patty. God Bless and to honor him lets keep RAK going...Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“What a great man! I am sorry our time together was cut short in two ways.May the love of your wonderful family carry you through your grief. ”
13 of 17 | Posted by: Arnie Schneider - Wayne, PA

“MAY YOU REST IN PEACE AND YOUR FAMILY FIND COMFORT. ”
14 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“Jon: You will be missed by many many people and family. I will never forget the friendship and leadership you offered me when I was having a...Read More »
15 of 17 | Posted by: Chris Tripucka - Allen, TX

“Jon RIP. I pray that you will enter the kingdom and remember us who grew up with you ”
16 of 17 | Posted by: Jim Stack - North beach, MD

“I worked with Jon many years ago at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, and also lived in Darien at that time. I am so sorry to hear this news. What a life...Read More »
17 of 17 | Posted by: Barrett (Todd) Wendel - Boxford, MA


Jon Stephen Schoen of Darien CT, and Nantucket, MA was born in Washington DC on December 26th, 1960, the son of the late James and Anne Schoen. He attended Good Counsel High School and played football for Boston College where he was a four-year starter and standout with a program that went from 0-11 to playing in what is now the Capital One Bowl during his senior year. He finished his collegiate career ranked 7th in all-time receiving yards for BC and was awarded the Thomas Scanlon Award as the Scholar Athlete of his senior class. After graduating, he signed as a free agent with the Pittsburgh Steelers and was also drafted by the Birmingham Stallions of the USFL. Jon had better things in mind and began his MBA at Carroll School of Business three weeks into the fall season. Jon began his professional life with Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, working on the 85th floor in the South Tower of the World Trade Center. In light of the '93 terrorist bombings he switched career paths and took an offer from Morgan Stanley where he soon found a second family and culture that matched his work ethic and moral compass. As a Managing Director for almost two decades, he was the antithesis of the typically described Wall Street executive. Jon found young talent by simply judging people for their integrity, moral character, and work ethic. He initiated several philanthropic activities at the firm by volunteering in a Lower East Side soup kitchen and offering his time with rooftop garden initiatives. He volunteered after Hurricane Sandy, walking from apartment to apartment in Coney Island handing out food and necessities. Personally, Jon never met a Catholic charity or school he couldn't help. He donated generously to Kolbe Cathedral Catholic in Boston. He was an enthusiastic proponent of Teach For America, and funded the first Girls Lacrosse Program in College Park, Georgia. Jon coached youth basketball at St. Stephens of Hungary on the Upper East Side for the past 5 years of his life, in the midst of his health battle. He anticipated retiring and working full-time in a school setting. In his community, Jon offered his time to the Special Olympics. He was a catechist at St. Thomas More where he and Patricia raised their 3 children. Jon was integral in the Blue Wave Pride Organization, now the Darien Athletic Foundation. He helped raise and gave generously to the beautification of the Darien High School facilities, where he proudly watched his three children compete in football, lacrosse, soccer, track, and swimming for over 15 years. His generosity and loyalty to all things Blue Wave, Harvard, Georgetown and Stanford will not be forgotten. Most Importantly, Jon never forgot the school that gave him the chance to succeed. He endowed two full scholarships in the BC Athletic department. Jon had 100 season tickets for Boston College Football, using all of them for one game each year and donating the remainder to a local charity to enjoy. In recent years, Jon raised thousands of dollars for cancer research and his diagnosis did not slow him down from continuing to do the things that he loved. He biked 200 miles with his children in the Pan Mass Challenge the past three years. Jon also biked Mt. Ventoux while battling his disease near the end of his life. Most important about Jon was his faith and ability to tell his children how much he loved them. He was their biggest fan, counselor, confidant and shoulder to lean on. From day one, Jon was an incredibly loyal and loving husband for 34 years. He fell instantly in love with his wife, Patricia after meeting in the back seat of a car on campus. His loss is devastating but his spirit will live on through his family. Jon is survived by his wife Patricia, children Tara Schoen Moss and son-in-law Erik Moss, of NYC, his son Jon Jr. of Los Angeles, his daughter Dillon Rose of Darien, his brother and sisters Timothy, Robin, and Kelly, his O’Hagan sibilings John Jr., Michael, Gary, Jane, Donald, Brian, Elizabeth, Christopher and Theresa as well as many nieces and nephews. His funeral service will be held at St. John Catholic Church in Darien at 1pm on Saturday September 9th. He will be laid to rest privately with his family on Nantucket, MA. In lieu of gifts you are welcome to donate to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, in care of Susan F. Slovin, MD, PhD.