Tiffany Schuld Hager, born on June 25, 1973, passed away peacefully due to complications of a stroke on September 23, 2023, at de Greeff Hospice House. She was 50 years young. Her family is heartbroken by her departure from this earth.
A daughter, a wife, a sister, a dear friend, but most importantly the thing that made Tiffany most proud, a mother to her only child, daughter Brittney, her greatest accomplishment, the joy of her life, her best friend, her roommate, her partner in crime.
Tiffany worked for the United States Postal Service for 25 years, a proud active member of the National Association of Letter Carriers, Local 343. She loved her job, her coworkers, and her customers. She was everyone’s favorite Mail Lady.
Tiffany embodied the phrase, a lover of life. She embraced life with her whole self and shared that love with everyone she encountered. Tiffany had a million-dollar smile that would light up a room and heart of gold to back it up. She was truly one of a kind.
Laughter was her true medicine, not a day passed without it – it was in her DNA, distinctive and infectious, you had to participate, it was an automatic reaction. Fun was the rule with Tiff! Cardinals and Blues games, travel, pool parties, wineries, concerts, shopping trips, going for the best pizza in town fifty miles away, charity events, float trips, bonfires, cooking on her Blackstone a new recipe she found and just had to try the list is endless – idle time was rarely the theme for a day.
A risk taker, Tiff was not one to sit on the sidelines and watch others, every opportunity was an adventure, she lived life with no regrets. She loved helicopter rides and if they were available, be prepared, she was going and dragging you along, like it or not.
Tiffany never met a stranger as the cliché goes – to know her was to love her and become her friend. Human or four legged and furry – she loved all animals and they loved her too. She often referred to herself as the “ice cream truck for dogs” on her delivery routes. Her pockets were always packed with treats. Often her furry customers knew the Mail Lady was coming before their owners and they greeted her with wagging tails and puppy kisses.
To know her was to love her, Tiffany touched so many lives – each of us holds a memory, we think of her and smile, we shed tears for the loss of her physical presence, we are better for having known her. If there is one thing, we would ask each of you taking the time to read this is to take a page from Tiffany’s life – try something new even if you don’t want to, go on the trip, you may not get another chance, smile more, be angry less. Forgive easily, give a hug when a hug is needed, tell your family and friends you love them, be honest, be true, be a light when darkness tries to rule. Live life like she did.
Tiffany is survived by her parents, Drew and Cindy (nee Walsh) Schuld, her daughter Brittney Hager, her ex-husband and closet friend, Leeroy Hager, her brother Chris (Lydia) Schuld, her brother in-law Terry (Samantha) Hager, her nephews, Terry (Brittanie) Hager, Zachary (Tara) Hager, Nicholas Hager, Kenny (Shannon) Dickinson, her niece Tiffany (Nick) Leavitt, her great nieces Savannah Hager and Cora Leavitt, her great-nephews, Terry, Asher and Oliver Hager, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Tiffany is preceded in death by her Grandparents Bob and Joyce Walsh and John and Marge Schuld.
In addition to her family, Tiffany leaves behind so many close friends, not one of them less important than the next, some for just a brief time, but many for most of her wonderful life. Through Brittney, Tiffany was a second mom to many, her love, influence, and joy of life will continue for generations to come.
In lieu of flowers, we strongly encourage you to make a donation in Tiffany’s name to Stray Rescue www.strayrescue.org/donate or another animal rescue organization of your choice. As a grandma to Brittney’s kitties, Stormi and Sunny – this gesture of kindness and compassion for animals would make Tiffany happy.
Arrangements for Tiffany are being handled through Kutis Funeral home at 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd. Visitation is from 4:00pm-8:00pm on Thursday, September 28, 2023. A service will be held in the Kutis Chapel on Friday, September 29, 2023 at 2:00pm. Interment will be private at a later date.
We welcome all who wish to come, we ask that you be festive, casual and comfortable. Join us in not mourning her loss but celebrating her life!