Peter Joseph Schedler, 39, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, December 12, 2015, in New York City. He was born in Greenwich on August 30, 1976 to Judy Hamilton Schedler and the late Spencer Jaime Schedler, arriving into the company of older brothers Ryan Edmund Schedler and Spencer Hamilton Schedler.
Pete’s exuberance, enthusiasm and generosity of spirit was only surpassed by his keen intellect, graduating from Greenwich High School with a near perfect score on his SATs. He turned down an Ivy League education to attend the University of Virginia, where he graduated with distinction in mechanical engineering. Most formative during his college years was his beloved Phi Kappa Psi fraternity, where he gained many life long friends.
Upon graduation from UVA in 1998, Peter started his business career as an investment banking analyst with J.P. Morgan & Co. After working for J.P. Morgan and Eureka Broadband, he earned his MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 2006. Peter’s love and dedication to music shaped the rest of his life as he was able to weave his passions for both business and music into a career in the music industry. Peter would go on to work as a senior executive for Live Nation, Warner Music Group, and Sony/ATV Music Publishing, among others. His greatest pleasure came from working with artists, songwriters, and fan organizations on strategy and new business opportunities.
Along with his gift of natural intelligence, Peter was known for his friendly, outgoing and overwhelmingly positive personality. He possessed extreme loyalty to his friends and became a friend to anyone he met with his smile and ever-available laugh. Peter was always up for an adventure, traveling extensively across six continents. In addition, he frequently traveled to music festivals and concerts across North America, including the Burning Man festival in both 2014 and 2015.
Peter is survived by his mother, Judy; his brothers Ryan (Sally) of Dallas, TX, and Spencer of Brooklyn, NY; a niece and nephews Audrey, Spencer Charles & James (all of Dallas).
Peter will be remembered for being passionate about whatever he set his mind to and his big ideas. There was very little that he did not hold a strong opinion on. He certainly lived his life to the fullest during his 39 years, with a wide network of friends from all walks of life. His outgoing, loyal and friendly personality will be immensely missed.
A celebration of Peter’s life will be held on Friday, December 18, 3:00pm, at Stanwich Church, 202 Taconic Rd in Greenwich.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Charlottesville SPCA where Peter adopted Scratchy the cat, his companion of 17 years. Gifts will be received at 3355 Berkmar Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22901 or to the Charlottesville Abemarle ASPCA.