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Sigmund Albert Schildcrout, PhD, MBA

Sigmund Albert Schildcrout, PhD, MBA
  • December 17, 1940 - August 15, 2020
  • Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

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“It was in dance class that I had the honor to meet Sig - who always impressed me with his tenacity. He inspired me in so many ways that I finally...Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: Cristina Carpenter - SC

“Sig was dedicated to dance fitness classes at the gyms where I teach Zumba and WERQ. He was a smiling face and it was always a pleasure having him...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: Danielle Bordeaux Fink - SC

“Sig was such a bright light and fresh breath of air. I really enjoyed having him in my WERQ class for several years. It always made my night to see...Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: Brook Williams - Mount pleasant, SC

“I knew Sig as a fellow bridge player at the Charleston Bridge Center in West Ashley. He was always kind, friendly and had a smile on his face. It...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: Sandee White - Summerville, SC

“So sorry for the loss of you Dad. He was very proud of all of you. Donna and David OrnerQC ”
5 of 16 | Posted by: Donna Orner Orner - Mt Pleasant, SC

“I have many fond memories of Siggyas a neighbor in Indianapolis. He was a character but a good neighbor, very devoted to his children, and a...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: Connie Yaffe - Vernon Hills, IL

“Appreciated Sig's advice on investments. Remember spending many holidays together. Also coached our son Jeff''s Soccer team. Sig even changed a tire...Read More »
7 of 16 | Posted by: Lenny Rubenstein - Indianapolis, IN

“Dear Family,Sending sincere condolences to all of you for the loss of your father. We are his Mt. Pleasant friends. We shared many happy times with...Read More »
8 of 16 | Posted by: Jae and Arnold Zalis - SC

“To Jennifer, Jonathan, Jeremy and Jordan,Your father was truly a passionate and caring man.My thoughts are with you during this time.Barbara Herman ”
9 of 16 | Posted by: Barbara Herman - Friend

“We have fond memories of family get-togethers in Indy. Mike and Siggy worked together at Eli Lilly, and participated in sports coaching activities...Read More »
10 of 16 | Posted by: Mike and Judy Bornstein - NJ

“We were so fond of Sig and will miss him very much. Fran and I offer sincere sympathy to all the family. ”
11 of 16 | Posted by: John Ligon - Charleston, SC

“I not only got to do work for Sig while at Eli Lilly, I got to enjoy the weekend bus trips with the Lilly Ski Club as Sig and Jordan were regulars on...Read More »
12 of 16 | Posted by: Jerry Mcclatchey - New Palestine, IN

“I worked with Sig at Eli Lilly & considered him a friend. I am saddened by his passing & offer my condolences to his family. May YHWH comfort you...Read More »
13 of 16 | Posted by: Sue Bradley - Indianapolis, IN

“To the Schildcrout Family, I worked with Sig 31 years at Eli Lilly and we became close friends. After he retired in 2001 we had lunch together...Read More »
14 of 16 | Posted by: Julian Stowers - FISHERS, IN

“I worked in a laboratory next to Dr. Schildcrout, who later became my boss. Sig was extremely intelligent, kind, humorous, and compassionate. I...Read More »
15 of 16 | Posted by: Cheryl Tingle - Bargersville, IN

“Sorry on the loss of you're father. May he rest in peace ”
16 of 16 | Posted by: Larry Spector - New Port Richey, FL


Sigmund Albert Schildcrout, PhD, MBA, 79, of Mount Pleasant, SC died August 15, 2020.

Born in the Bronx, New York, Sig is the eldest of Benjamin and Sylvia (Bass) Schildcrout's three children (Michael and Alice). His family's small apartment on East Tremont and Bronx Park Avenue was the center of festivities for extended family in the New York City area. He graduated from New York's High School of Music & Art in 1957, where he played the viola, though his true passion was handball. After graduating from the City College of New York in the early 1960s, he received a M.S. from the University of Maryland, before earning a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic University in 1966.

Sig began his career as a pharmaceutical engineer with Eli Lilly in Indianapolis, Indiana in April 1967. He stayed with Eli Lilly until his retirement in April 2001. It was in Indianapolis that he and Terry Schildcrout raised their four children. While in his 50s, he earned an M.B.A. from Butler University for no other purpose than to learn, attending night classes for seven consecutive years.

Upon relocating to Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina in 2005, he pursued numerous volunteer activities in support of the local community, which he felt had so welcomed him. Among them, he served the under-served as a tax preparer at the local public library, and engaged in efforts with the Jewish Community Relations Counsel to improve relations between Jewish and African-American communities in the Charleston area.

A man of many hats and metaphors, Sig was a lifetime learner who modeled an engaged life in retirement: reading voraciously, enthusiastically participating in lectures, playing in bridge tournaments and tutoring friends, and zestfully dancing in exercise classes and at family and community events. He maintained a healthy lifestyle by exercising daily (often more frequently), nurturing new friendships, and provoking intellectual discourse via letters to editors and club activities. He was that neighbor who said it was no trouble to mow your yard since he already had his mower out. Above all else, he was a devoted father who treasured his relationships with his children and his 3 Yorkshire Terriers.

He is survived by his daughter Jenifer, his sons Jonathan (Colleen Mallea), Jeremy (Jessica Lipschultz) and Jordan (Elba); granddaughters Alexia, Sylvie and Sabina; brother Michael; sister Alice (Tom) Lloyd; niece Rebecca Lloyd; nephew Ben Lloyd.

Contributions in his memory may be made to Chabad of Charleston and the Low Country or the Yaschik Jewish Studies Center at the College of Charleston.

Graveside funeral services were held at Mt. Pleasant Memorial Gardens on Monday, August 17, 2020. Arrangements are being made by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Mount Pleasant.

Please join the family via ZOOM for Shiva in Sig's memory, hosted by Temple Israel in Minneapolis at 6:30 p.m. Eastern time on Thursday, August 20, 2020.

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