William John “Doc” Schluderberg, 59, of New Port Richey Florida passed away too soon, with family by his side on May 17, 2023.
Bill was born in Ft. Meade Maryland on August 27th, 1963. He grew up in Columbia, Maryland where he competed on numerous swim teams and formed his love of playing the drums as a member of the Drum and Bugle Corps.
Bill graduated from Howard High School in 1982 where he was a member of the marching band and the varsity lacrosse team before enlisting in the United States Navy.
As a Hospital Corpsman First Class, “Doc” spent 20 years serving the country at various duty stations from Coast to Coast, as well as several years overseas in Yokosuka, Japan on the USS Blue Ridge, the Flagship of the Seventh Fleet. One of his most proud memories was in February 1996 when his ship crossed the equator. Doc was a decorated serviceman earning several commendations including such honors as “Sailor of the Quarter” and the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal in 2002.
Anyone who met him knew he had a daughter, Anastasia. He loved his “Boo Boo” and would do anything for her. Together Doc and Anastasia shared a love of music, movie and several TV shows. He was her biggest supporter, going to her concerts where she played the viola, her softball games, or encouraging her modeling and singing.
Doc spent the past year and a half living in New Port Richey so he was available to assist his Mom with anything she needed. She and Doc spent many evenings on the lanai, sharing stories about each other’s day enjoying a cup of coffee together. During this time, he started playing golf again after 15 years and formed a great number of new friendships with the members from Beacon Woods Golf Course.
Doc was preceded in death by his father George and is survived by his mother Rosemary Jarrell of New Port Richey, daughter Anastasia Schluderberg of Orlando, sister Linda Schluderberg of Catonsville, Maryland, and too many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends to count.
Services will be held at 11am on June 1, 2023 at Prevatt Funeral Home, 7709 State Road 52, Hudson, FL 34667 followed by an interment at Bay Pines National Cemetery, 10000 Bay Pines Blvd, St. Petersburg, FL 33708 at 2:30pm. Service will be officiated by Chaplain (Major) Richard Stiliha U.S. Army (R)
Thursday, June 1, 2023
11:00am - 12:00pm (Eastern time)
Prevatt Funeral Home & Cremation Service
The family requests those who wish to express sympathy to consider making a donation to either the American Heart Association www.2.heart.org or American Stroke Foundation https://americanstroke.org.donate