Jack Lewis Schrier, 72, international financier, former Ridgefielder

Jack Lewis Schrier of Ocala, Fla., a financier and former Ridgefielder, died at his home May 24,  surrounded by family and friends. He was 72 years old and the husband of Diane Schrier

Mr. Schrier was born on Nov. 7, 1940, in Kalamazoo, Mich. He attended Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Hope College in Holland, Mich., and Georgetown University in Washington D.C, where he received his doctorate in Arabic history and culture. He received a Fulbright Scholarship to study at the American University in Beirut, and the American University of Cairo, Egypt.

A U.S. Army veteran, Mr. Schrier spent most of his career in international finance banking.

He was a member of the Jesse Lee Memorial United Methodist Church choir in Ridgefield.   He was also an avid sportsman in tennis and golf, and served as girls tennis coach at Vanguard High School in Florida.

Besides his wife, he is survived by a son, Eric Schrier of Virginia; daughters Rebecca Schrier of Washington D.C., and Jillian Schrier of Gainesville, Fla.; and a brother Mike (Lorna) Schrier, Montgomery, Ala.

Donations may be sent to USTA Tennis & Education Foundation, or the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.