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MadPlaid : 8/7/2017 4:12 pm
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.
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Oh no .....  
walm0 : 8/8/2017 10:19 am : link
even though I don't post much anymore I do continue to read the board. I always enjoyed her posts and will miss her.

Sorry man - that's tough  
mavric : 8/8/2017 10:49 am : link
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.
Oh... my.  
Johnny5 : 8/8/2017 11:17 am : link
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.
She was great on the Yankee threads...  
Dunedin81 : 8/8/2017 11:25 am : link
maybe they've got something special for her these next couple months.
I am sorry, MadPlaid  
ColHowPepper : 8/8/2017 11:55 am : link
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.
A-Train : 8/8/2017 12:03 pm : link
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.
Eric from BBI : Admin : 8/8/2017 2:09 pm : link
I hope this is appropriate to sticky?

If not, let me know and I will unsticky it.
RE: MadPlaid  
MadPlaid : 8/8/2017 2:12 pm : link
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.
MadPlaid, I am so sorry  
Semipro Lineman : 8/8/2017 2:13 pm : link
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
Sorry for your loss, Mad  
feelflows : 8/8/2017 2:15 pm : link
God bless.
JohnG in Albany : 8/8/2017 2:36 pm : link
So sorry for your loss.

Deepest Condolences to the entire family  
Frank from CA : 8/8/2017 2:39 pm : link
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.
Big Blue '56 : 8/8/2017 3:03 pm : link
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...

Very Sorry to Hear  
Daniel in MI : 8/8/2017 3:05 pm : link
she was cool. My thoughts are with you and your family.
Very sorry to hear this.....  
Ed A. : 8/8/2017 3:26 pm : link
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.
MadPlaid -  
short lease : 8/8/2017 3:39 pm : link
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.

R.I.P schnitzie!
Horrible news  
idiotsavant : 8/8/2017 3:42 pm : link
she was a genuine good person. The best of the best.
Sorry for  
Fish : 8/8/2017 4:05 pm : link
your loss. Cancer sucks.
Hilary : 8/8/2017 4:05 pm : link
Thoughts and prayers from the Hilary family
Sad to hear...  
Jan in DC : 8/8/2017 4:16 pm : link
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.
I always Schnitzie was  
Lowell : 8/8/2017 4:45 pm : link
one of coolest handles on BBI. I used to laugh every time I saw it. For sure I'll miss it.
Wow --  
NorwoodWideRight : 8/8/2017 4:48 pm : link
I was just floored to hear the news on this. She was a great contributor to BBI. Very warm, intelligent and funny. RIP.
RE: I always Schnitzie was  
MadPlaid : 8/8/2017 4:59 pm : link
In comment 13553114 Lowell said:
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.
RE: RE: I always Schnitzie was  
Milton : 8/8/2017 5:28 pm : link
In comment 13553129 MadPlaid said:
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.
RE: Riffy said it is okay to post funeral details  
RiffRaff : 8/8/2017 5:54 pm : link
In comment 13552172 MadPlaid said:
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.
Sad news indeed.  
Optimus-NY : 8/8/2017 6:12 pm : link
My condolences go out to her family and friends.
Fred in Atlanta : 8/8/2017 6:21 pm : link
to hear this news.
My condolences  
NoGainDayne : 8/8/2017 6:25 pm : link
always thought she was a great poster.
Oh no!!!  
ctc in ftmyers : 8/8/2017 6:40 pm : link

We all lost a great friend today
I recall your sister posting.  
Giant John : 8/8/2017 8:25 pm : link
My condolences. I am sorry for your loss.
For years I didn't know that poster was your sister  
napoleon : 8/8/2017 8:38 pm : link
I am so sorry for your loss. May she Rest In Peace, and thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
Please accept my condolences  
GiantBlue : 8/8/2017 8:43 pm : link
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.

Great woman, great person...  
Rich in L.A. : 8/8/2017 9:06 pm : link
...I'm so saddened by this. Thoughts and prayers to Mad and Riff and the rest of the family. Ugh.
Very Sad News  
Trainmaster : 8/8/2017 10:09 pm : link
I did not know her other than from her posts on BBI (which I enjoyed). Condolences to family and friends.
Boy Cord : 8/8/2017 10:32 pm : link
Terribly sorry for your loss. I'll say a prayer for Schnitzie and your family ASAP.
I had a chance to meet Schnitzie at camp one year  
TJ : 8/8/2017 11:20 pm : link
A lovely and funny lady. I always enjoyed coming across her posts too. Sorry for your loss.
Sorry to hear this sad news  
xman : 8/9/2017 12:25 am : link
I remember her as a true animal lover especially cats if memory serves me right
So sorry for your loss Madplaid  
Matt G : 8/9/2017 7:10 am : link
Schnitzie will be missed by the BBI community
Joeguido : 8/9/2017 8:08 am : link
for your loss MadPlaid. My condolences to you and your family.
So Sorry Madplaid  
Vanzetti : 8/9/2017 8:23 am : link
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
So, so sorry to ready this.  
Don in DC : 8/9/2017 10:15 am : link
She was a real sweetheart, and a smart cookie to boot. My deepest sympathies to your whole family.
I'm so sorry to hear this  
FranknWeezer : 8/9/2017 10:30 am : link
Always enjoyed Schnitzie's posts on BBI. Seemed like a cool person to know. Best to you and your family. She will be missed!
Sorry for your loss  
Rover : 8/9/2017 11:13 am : link
Hope you are doing alright.
Deepest condolences  
Bleedin Blue : 8/9/2017 11:19 am : link
to you and your family!!
Very sorry for your loss  
mfsd : 8/9/2017 12:07 pm : link
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
Deepest Condolences  
sjnyfan : 8/9/2017 1:32 pm : link
to you and your family
My condolences  
GiantsLaw : 8/9/2017 3:12 pm : link
to you and your family.
I am late to this but so sorry for your Loss  
Paulie Walnuts : 8/9/2017 11:54 pm : link
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
I somehow missed this  
Arnie D. : 8/10/2017 9:06 am : link
punch in the gut until this morning. I never met Schnitzie, but sure wish I had. Shine on, sweet soul.
from FilmGiant  
Paulie Walnuts : 8/11/2017 7:23 am : link
"if you'd post my condolences to Schnitze's family and friends over at BBI I would appreciate it."
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