Stephen Crien Schemering

September 14, 1946 - December 24, 2022
Stephen Crien Schemering

Stephen C Schemering passed away on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2022, in Novant Health New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Wilmington, North Carolina.

Stephen was born in Queens, New York on September 14, 1946, the first son of Crien and Margaret Schemering. The family moved to Arlington, Virginia in 1947.

In 1966, Stephen won the military draft lottery and was inducted into the Army.

After serving a tour of duty in Vietnam and completing his military service, he graduated from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia with a Business Degree in Finance.

He worked his entire career of 30 years with the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and retired as the Deputy Director of the Division of Banking Supervision and Regulation in 2003.

He is survived by his loving wife Diane K Simonik, his sisters Ann Irwin, Margaret Leubecker and Marian Schemering, his brother Michael Schemering, brother-in-law Jim and sisters-in-law Eileen and Karen, as well as many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents and his brother Christopher.

Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia at a future date to be determined.

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  • January 23, 2023
    Frank Dreyer says:
    Diane - Sorry to learn of Steve's passing. It was a pleasure working with you and Steve during my brief tenure in S&R in 1987. He was a good friend and a great guy. Sincere condolences to you.

  • January 21, 2023
    Linda Laubach Mandis says:
    My heartfelt condolences to Stephen’s relatives in Virginia; all of whom loved him so much. Through his wit, charm, and humor, Stephen maintained life-long special and unique relationships with each of his siblings, nieces, and nephews. 💔see you on the other side💔

  • January 17, 2023
    Andrea Nelson Boone says:
    Stephen, RIP. I remember all of the laughter we shared with you when you lived on Buchanan Street and were married to Linda Laubach Mandis. Those were great times and Jack and I remember them and you with affection.

  • January 09, 2023
    David Palmer says:
    I worked for Steve in the S&R Division at the Federal Reserve Board. I was just a junior employee when he was Deputy Director, but I remember his leadership and sense of humor. I recall being initially intimidated by his "bark" but then learning that he was quite supportive of staff and did not have much "bite" with them (unless it was warranted!). I remember doing a holiday skit one year when I was chosen/told to impersonate Steve (I even chewed on the end of my glasses like Steve). I was wary while doing it, especially since he was watching me like a hawk. After we were done he came up to me to pretend like he was angry but then let me know he thought it was funny and perhaps "too good." Steve was someone who did not mind rolling up his sleeves or being in the trenches with the regular staff. I'm very sorry to hear of his passing and offer my condolences to Diane and the rest of his family. Best, David Palmer

  • January 09, 2023
    Dresia Vaughn says:
    To the family and close friends of Mr. Schemering, my deepest and most heartfelt condolences on the loss of your husband, father, brother and friend. Stephen Schemering is and was family to many at the Federal Reserve Board. I've had the pleasure of working with him over the phone. My family and I will keep you in our prayers for much needed healing.