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Herbert M. Schrader

Obituary for Herbert M. Schrader

July 13, 1933 - February 7, 2018
San Antonio, Texas | Age 84

"one of the good guys"


Herbert M. Schrader, age 84, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 in San Antonio. He was born in Bronx, NY to parents, Jack and Helen Schrader.

Herb began his shoe career in Memphis with Wexner Brothers. His career spanned over 30 years, where he ran their organizations in Philadelphia, Atlanta and Chicago. Herb moved back to New York in the 1980s. In 1986, they moved to San Antonio where he leased the shoe department at Julian Gold.

In 1996, Herb and his wife opened up Theo and Herb Designer Shoes until his retirement in 2011. He was in the designer shoe business for over 50 years. He was a wonderful father, grandfather, merchandiser, businessman, gentleman and respected by colleagues and friends alike.

Stuart Weitzman's kind words reiterates Herb's loyalty and business ethics: "He was the first showman in the Southwest to buy my shoes way before he had his own store. He continued to be a loyal customer all his years in the shoe business. Every young person starting out needs someone to give them that kind of vote of confidence. I have missed him since his retirement; one of the good guys."

He was preceded in death by his wife, Theodocia; and brother, Jerry. Herb is survived by his cherished daughter, Marcy Cato; grandsons, Brian and Barry; nieces, Carol Katz (Jeffrey) and Elise Rowin (Linc); and his beloved dog, Lucky.

1:30 P.M.

Rabbi Stahl and Rabbi Nathan will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the animal rescue SNIPSA, at

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Porter Loring Mortuary

1101 McCullough Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78212
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