John Anthony Schatzel, age 69, passed away unexpectedly on December 31, 2018 at the Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton with his family by his side. He was the son of the late John and Rose (Manfro) Schatzel.

John was born on July 5, 1949 in Kingston, NY. He was employed as a Professor of Accounting at Stonehill College in Easton and was the founder and creator of He earned his Doctorate in Business Administration at Boston University. He recently received the National Award on Innovation in Accounting Education from the American Accounting Association. He married his wife Elaine (Madden) on October 2, 1976 in Wollaston.

John was an avid tennis player and belonged to Dedham Racquet Time in Dedham and The Brown Billone Club in N. Easton. He enjoyed computers and technology and was a movie buff. John most enjoyed spending time with his family. He was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather.

Beloved husband of Elaine (Madden) Schatzel. Devoted father of Elizabeth Schatzel-Murphy and her husband Kenneth Murphy of Milton, Carolyn Schatzel and her husband Todd Liming of Dorchester and John F. Schatzel and his wife Christen of Squantum. Loving grandfather of Charlotte and Evelyn Murphy, Kellen and Olivia Liming and Jasper Schatzel. Brother of Pamela and her husband Bill Schatzel of Port Ewen, NY.

Funeral services were private and under the care of the Roberts and Sons Funeral Home, Foxborough. For additional information please contact 508 543-5471. To send an on-line condolence please visit the funeral home web site at

In lieu of flowers, donations in John’s memory may be made to the Sportsmen’s Tennis and Enrichment Center, 950 Blue Hill Avenue, Dorchester, MA 02124 or donate here. The Center does community outreach to bring healthy, fun, physical activity through tennis to under-served youth in Boston. When donating, please note you are doing so in John’s honor in the “special instructions” of the webpage.