Gerald "BJ" Richard Schindler Jr. of Austin passed away May 10, 2019 at the age of 39. He was born September 10th, 1979 in Wiesbaden, Germany to Gerald and Barbara Schindler.
He was a loving Husband and Father to his wife Tina and their daughter Milagros. Mila meant the world to BJ and she wanted to be just like him.
BJ was a hard worker and would help anyone out who needed it. He loved making people laugh and would always leave you with a smile on your face. BJ loved playing his bass guitar and was in a few different bands. His band mates were his 2nd family, and he loved them as such.

BJ is also survived by his In-laws Mario (Maria) Cruz, brothers Patrick (Melanie) Schindler and Paul (Aimee) Schindler, brother in-law Juan (Christy) Cruz, nieces and nephews: Ariana Stefanovski, Julian Stefanovski, PJ Schindler, Emma Schindler, Audrey Schindler, Macy Cruz, Elijah Cruz, John Caleb Saucedo and many Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins.

A Celebration of BJ's Life is being held on Saturday May 18th at 3:00pm at Micklethwait Market and Grocery, 114 NE 2nd Street Smithville, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, a GoFundMe has been set up for his daughter's college fund, which will be placed in a 529 Education Savings Plan for future education-related expenses.
Published on May 16, 2019
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4 posts

May 17, 2019
Such loss... BJ was a prince and anyone who knew him would agree. Love to Tina. Mila, his family and friends.
Mike Rod
May 17, 2019
One of the greats, for sure. I miss him already.
May 17, 2019
May 17, 2019
I’m so sorry for your loss. The sting of losing someone we love in death can be overwhelming. The Bible offers us hope at John 5:28,29 it says,
“Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out”

We have hope of being reunited with our loved ones we have lost in death. I hope these verses give you a level of comfort during such a difficult time.