David Martin Schaab

  • Died: July 31, 2019
  • Location: Swansboro, North Carolina

D O McComb and Sons - Lakeside Park

1140 Lake Ave
Fort Wayne, IN 46805

Tel. (260) 426-9494

Tribute & Message From The Family

DAVID MARTIN SCHAAB, 78, of Swansboro, NC, passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2019. He was a native and long-time resident of Fort Wayne, and spent the last 15 years in Swansboro, NC. Dave was the son of the late John E. and Helene G. Schaab. Dave graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1959. He was a member of St. Mildred's Catholic Church in Swansboro, NC. He enjoyed weekly beers with the boys, watching Xavier basketball, bicycling, but most of all he loved being a father and grandfather. He was joined in death with his loving wife, Suzanne M. Schaab, of Swansboro, NC. He is survived by his son, Ron Schaab, daughters Sandra Schaab, Heather (Nick) Payne, and sons Jon Schaab, Ben (Sheila) Schaab and Jay (Diane) Schaab; 15 beautiful grandchildren; four even more beautiful great-grandchildren; and siblings, Edward (Margaret) Schaab, William (Sally) Schaab, and Karen Saum. Service is 11 a.m. Friday, August 9, 2019, at St. Jude's Catholic Church, 2130 Pemberton Drive, Fort Wayne, IN 46805 with calling one hour prior. Memorials may be made to the St Jude Children's Research Hospital in Fort Wayne, IN. To sign the online guestbook, visit www.mccombandsons.com


Condolence & Memory Journal

I worked in the Classifed Dept. for Dave at the Watertown Daily Times,and he was a great boss & friend. I knew Sue also, and worked for her part-time when she was at the Bon-Ton Store in the Mall. They both were truly "good people"! My sincerest sympathies to their family. Prayers are with you.

Posted by Karen Culbertson - Watertown, NY   August 11, 2019

I knew your mom and dad from Silver Sneakers ! They were a wonderful couple!
Im going to miss them! Rest In Peace Dave and Sue

Posted by Pat Salair - Hubert, NC   August 11, 2019

I was so sorry to hear about this tragedy. Your Mom and Dad were a wonderful couple. I worked with your Dad at the Watertown Daily Times for several years. He was a funny, good hearted man - dedicated to his work and committed to the newspaper industry and classified advertising. His office nickname was "the Pillsbury Dough Boy." He had one in his office for as long as I can remember. I also went to several conferences with him (and your Mom). He loved talking about his kids and how wonderful you all were. He was so proud of all of you. Your Mom was a sweetheart! I'm sure you'll miss both of them terribly. Please accept my deepest sympathies. Sincerely, Barb Peck

Posted by Barb Peck - Watertown, NY - Coworker   August 09, 2019

Dave and I worked together at the Telegraph Newspaper in Dixon, IL. back in the 80's. We became lifelong friends with Dave and Sue and went to visit them while they were in Watertown, NY. Dave and Sue were an amazing couple and we shared many good times and laughs over the years. Our deepest sympathy to the entire family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Ed & Janet Bushman - Dixon, IL - Friend   August 08, 2019

I worked for Dave when he was the Classified Advertising Manager at the Watertown Daily Times in Watertown, NY.
I am sorry to hear of the tragic passing of Dave and Suzanne.
My condolences to the family.

Posted by Sue Gardner - Salem, OR - Coworker   August 08, 2019

Sue & Dave were great friends and fellow parishioners of Saint Mildred's Church in Swansboro NC . Remember them also from our Silver Sneakers Classes. May the have Eternal Rest .

Posted by Margie & Brendan Feely - Emerald Isle, NC - Friend   August 08, 2019

David was a special and caring friend to all our 59 classmates May God bring all his loved ones comfort and peace.

Posted by Judith Egts Cox - Fort Wayne, IN - Classmate   August 08, 2019

My dear cousins, the memories of Uncle Dave and Aunt Sue will always bring us all great joy. You are all held dearly in our prayers. Much love.

Posted by Cindy Hendon (Lehman) - Fort Wayne, IN - Family   August 06, 2019

Dearest Ron,John,Ben,Jay,Sandy and Heather,
Our deepest and sincere sympathy on the sudden loss of your mom and dad. We know you are all reeling from this and we feel your pain. This leaves a huge hole in our hearts, also. Our continued prayer for peace and healing. Love, Carole and Mike

Posted by A friend   August 06, 2019

David and Suzanne Schaab family!
Sincere condolences to all of you!

Posted by Pat Salair - Hubert, NC   August 06, 2019

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