It is with deep sadness that I must let you all know that my dear big sister, schnitzie, lost her battle with cancer this morning. She did not suffer, and although we knew the end was near, her passing was still a shock. She hadn't posted on BBI in a while, but back when she did, she thoroughly enjoyed the witty banter that often accompanied the lively debates on the forum especially when they were good.
I know that she made a lot of friends through BBI, and kept up contact outside of the site. She would want you to know that she treasured the things about BBI that made it great especially its community feel and how so many times it was there to help people in need.
Cancer flipping sucks. Such a merciless blight on existence. Remember to keep those people who matter to you close, and to let them know often how much you cherish them.
RiffRaff and I and the entire Plaid family will miss schnitzie greatly.
even though I don't post much anymore I do continue to read the board. I always enjoyed her posts and will miss her.
Losing a family member is one of the hardest things to deal with. I lost my son right after his 20th birthday and 16 years later, it still hurts. Time does heal, but no amount of time heals completely. There will always be a hole in your heart for losing someone you love. The way I finally dealt with it is to conclude that we all have a limited time on this planet. My son was given 20 years and 3 weeks. But I wouldn't exchange him for anyone in the world so I could have a son that outlived me. He was given 20 years and it was my greatest blessing that God allowed me to be his father during his time on earth.
My prayers go out to you and your family to find peace and comfort.
I am so sorry. I was wondering why I hadn't seen her post in a while. One of my all time fave BBI members, such an animal lover. I am so sad and many MANY condolences to you and her family Madplaid.
maybe they've got something special for her these next couple months.
I noticed schnitzie for sure when she came on the site; unfortunately for me I came on pretty much after a lot of the in-life, member to member gatherings. May she uplift you and her and your family with her spirit.
I did enjoy the few interactions that I had with schnitzie, and definitely enjoyed some of her epic thread replies.
Good thoughts and prayers for her family and friends. Hopefully the good memories you have will help with the enormous weight of loss.
I hope this is appropriate to sticky?
If not, let me know and I will unsticky it.
In comment 13552871
Eric from BBI said:
| I hope this is appropriate to sticky?
If not, let me know and I will unsticky it.
No, this is much appreciated. Thank you for thinking this deserved a sticky. I guess schnitzie's impact in peoples' lives was stronger than I could imagine.
to hear this. She was a good person and I am sure that many of the BBI regulars think fondly of her and will miss her
So sorry for your loss.
She was a great BBIer and Giants fan on top of all that really mattered (professional, person, friend and family member). We have lost a wonderful spirit.
I had no idea she was even sick..So young..What a sweetheart..I am really, really saddened by this..She was truly very special..So sorry my friend...
she was cool. My thoughts are with you and your family.
Schnitzte was a very insightful poster. I really enjoyed her posts. Prayers for all of you. A loss like this is very hard tp cope with. God Bless Her Soul and all of you as well. She will be missed.
I remember schnitzie. I was wondering what had happen to some of the older long time posters and she was one of them. Very sorry to hear about your loss ... yeah, Cancer sucks. It is the one thing that I would like to see before I am done with life- some kind of real break through against the fight.
Anyway, prayers and thoughts.
she was a genuine good person. The best of the best.
Thoughts and prayers from the Hilary family
Today is the birthday of my best friend who lost his fight with cancer as well. My thoughts are with you guys during this sad time.
one of coolest handles on BBI. I used to laugh every time I saw it. For sure I'll miss it.
I was just floored to hear the news on this. She was a great contributor to BBI. Very warm, intelligent and funny. RIP.
In comment 13553114
| one of coolest handles on BBI. I used to laugh every time I saw it. For sure I'll miss it.
The origin of schnitzie is simple. It was the nickname our father gave her. I think it was short for schnitzelbach or some nonsensical word my father liked to make up with a slight German bent. She was his little girl, so any time he'd call her, it was, "Hi schnitzie! What's going on?" Schnitzie this or schnitzie that. Very cute actually. No wonder she liked it so much. Perfect handle for on-line.
In comment 13553129
| The origin of schnitzie is simple. It was the nickname our father gave her. Perfect handle for on-line.
I had always thought it was her cat's name.
In comment 13552172
| It will be this Thursday in NYC at Schwartz Brothers, 114-30 Queens Blvd., at 1pm. If anyone wishes to attend, feel free to do so.
Thank you again for everything.
Quick correction: Schwartz Brother is at 114-03 Queens Blvd in Forest Hills, NY. 1pm is correct. Graveside will be at Mt. Lebanon Cemetery around 2:30pm.
Thank you all for the very kind words and shared memories.
My condolences go out to her family and friends.
always thought she was a great poster.
We all lost a great friend today
My condolences. I am sorry for your loss.
I am so sorry for your loss. May she Rest In Peace, and thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
I just mentioned to my wife a few weeks ago that I hadn't noticed Schnitzie posting in a while. I used to show threads I came across with her in them to my wife to demonstrate that women can hold their own with men on football and stuff. This is a kick to my gut. RIP to a special lady. I will miss her wit.
...I'm so saddened by this. Thoughts and prayers to Mad and Riff and the rest of the family. Ugh.
I did not know her other than from her posts on BBI (which I enjoyed). Condolences to family and friends.
Terribly sorry for your loss. I'll say a prayer for Schnitzie and your family ASAP.
A lovely and funny lady. I always enjoyed coming across her posts too. Sorry for your loss.
I remember her as a true animal lover especially cats if memory serves me right
Schnitzie will be missed by the BBI community
for your loss MadPlaid. My condolences to you and your family.
Your sister was a very intelligent, thoughtful person. Very sad to hear about her passing, though I'm glad to hear she did not suffer
She was a real sweetheart, and a smart cookie to boot. My deepest sympathies to your whole family.
Always enjoyed Schnitzie's posts on BBI. Seemed like a cool person to know. Best to you and your family. She will be missed!
Hope you are doing alright.
Didn't have the personal connection with her that many of you had, but I remember her being one of the longtime good contributors to both Giants and Yankees discussions. My condolences to your family
A. was a wonderful person. We were opposite on some things but she was alway wonderful to me and just an absolute doll. he got me. Its was like "OHHHH Paulie !!!, What did you do now????" when I got in BBI Jail... I never met her in person but we spoke on the phone when we got the 2 new cats here , and she was so excited "CALL ME!!!" and was so sweet when we lost our other cat.
I loved her heart as she shared stories about visiting the local firehouse after 9/11.. A was genuine lovely person and I for one thing the world suffered a bit with her loss. One of a kind
I will miss her I hope she is peaceful in Heaven and now her pain and suffering are over. We will see her again.. and I know shes in the company of a lot of Great Giants fans up there. Its her year.... God Bless you Andrea
punch in the gut until this morning. I never met Schnitzie, but sure wish I had. Shine on, sweet soul.
"if you'd post my condolences to Schnitze's family and friends over at BBI I would appreciate it."