OBITUARY

Theodore Anthony Schab

17 February, 194529 May, 2021
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Theodore Anthony Schab passed away on May 29 at his home in Havre de Grace, Maryland surrounded by his loving family. He was 76 years old. He was the son of the late John A. and Marie (Wawrzyniak) Schab. He graduated from the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute in 1963. Ted served in the Marine Corp Reserve for four years and loved telling tales of his time at the boot camp on Parris Island, SC. He retired from Verizon after 35 years and then 10 years later from Lucent Technologies. He thoroughly enjoyed his retirement and the freedom it gave him to visit his grandchildren, the loves of his life. A perfect day for him was having family over for steamed crabs his favorite food. He was a longtime member of St. Margaret’s Church Bel Air, Maryland.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years Victoria (Schap) Schab; daughter Hope Haslbeck (Jason) of Lincoln University , Pennsylvania. Daughter Nicole Stall (Al) of New Orleans, Louisiana. Brothers John Schab (Lorraine) of Bel Air, Maryland. Michael Schab (Eileen) of Lebanon, Ohio. Sister Marcella Szyjka (Anthony) of Baltimore, Maryland and grandchildren Albert Stall, Greta Stall and Hugh Haslbeck in addition to numerous loving nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Friday, June 4 from 4 PM-8 PM at Schimunek Funeral Home in Bel Air. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 AM Saturday June 5 at St. Margaret’s Church Bel Air, Maryland. In Lieu of flowers please make donations to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital or any children’s charity.

  • FAMILY

  • Victoria Schab, Wife
  • Hope Haslbeck, Daughter
  • Jason Haslbeck, Son-in-law
  • Nicole Stall, Daughter
  • Al Stall, Son-in-law
  • John Schab, Brother
  • Lorraine Schab, Sister-in-law
  • Michael Schab, Brother
  • Eileen Schab, Sister-in-law
  • Marcella Szyjka, Sister
  • Anthony Szyjka, Brother-in-law
  • Albert Stall, Grandchild
  • Greta Stall, Grandchild
  • Hugh Haslbeck, Grandchild

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, 4 June , 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, 5 June , 2021

  • Committal Service

    Saturday, 5 June , 2021

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Brian Piekarski

13 June 2021

"The Stories" - I remember listening to many of Ted's stories.
There was one kind of story that he loved to tell. And that was "The Deal” - There are a dozen car salesmen out there that do not have fond memories of Ted. If “Let’s Make A Deal” didn’t end up being “The Price Is Right”, then it was simply “Deal or No Deal.” Ted confessed that not every battle of wits with cars salesmen ended well. He walked away from at least a few negotiations, but only to get the deal he wanted somewhere else. There was another car story that I have always treasured.
“Ted’s Chevette” - He was proud of all of the miles he squeezed out of his Chevette & rightfully so, because most Chevy’s back then weren’t very good. And his Chevette makes me think of Audio Adrenaline’s “Chevette” song – I’m not really sure if I like the song because of Ted’s stories or I came to like the stories more after that song came out. “That Ain’t No Fish Story” - I distinctly remember one family gathering with steamed crabs of course. Everyone sat down to feast on crabs around lunch time.
One by one, we all reached our fill & left the table – everybody but my Dad & Ted. I remember coming back to the table at dinner time for some more crabs … and there was Dad & Ted, still there, still eating crabs. They must have sat there for 6 or 7 hours straight, which I figure is probably the family record. “The Couple” - What I will remember most about Ted was “Teddy & Vicki.” Peanut Butter & Jelly, Needle & Thread, Bacon & Eggs, Hugs & Kisses, Nuts & Bolts, Pins & Needles, Oreos & Milk, Thunder & Lightning … Teddy &Vicki. They just naturally went together. I know Vicki will bravely soldier on. But she will do so armed with so many good memories of her and her husband – a man that led a full life. And with two very special daughters, their husbands, and her grandchildren, “Teddy and Vicki” leave a legacy that has had a meaningful & positive impact on the people that have been blessed to know them.

Susan Riley

9 June 2021

Vicki, I am sorry to hear of Ted's passing. You and your family are in my prayers. Hugs,
Susan Riley
formerly of RFSL

Jennifer Pierson

3 June 2021

My heart is filled with many cherished memories. I was so fortunate to grow up close to extended family and Uncle Ted was a key part of so many big and small life events.

I always felt a special bond with Uncle Ted as he was the best godfather a girl could have.

There were so many fun times. Cookouts, movies, sledding, sleepovers at your house, whiffle ball games, crab feasts and the dozens of makeshift performances we would make you watch.

I loved just sitting with you and listening to stories and discussions. Even after moving away, I loved when we would chat on the phone or I would get a text from you and Aunt Vicki.

I'm not sure how common it is to have felt so close to an uncle, but it seems as though our relationship was one in a million.

I will always hold you in my heart and will miss spending time with you terribly.

Love you always.

Pauline Howland

3 June 2021

I remember growing up enjoying all the crab feasts at Nanny's and playing wiffle ball with Ted and the family. Such great memories. Ted was a wonderful friend to my dad and a great source of support in his final months just a few years ago. Now Ted and Dad are together once again, living the eternal life, and smiling down on us. Vicki, Hope, and Nicole, may peace and comfort surround you with the many wonderful memories that Ted and your dad left you.
Bruce & Pauline

Kerry Wargo Clough

1 June 2021

My whole family sends its sincerest condolences to the Schab family. We hold Ted close in our hearts and are happy to know he is at peace now. Vicki, Hope, and Nicole, we hope you all feel the love and support that surrounds you now. xo

Jessica Haslbeck

31 May 2021

Our son could not have had a better father in law. Ted was a great husband, father, father in law and grandfather. Our softball games are legendary. We feel blessed to have had him as part of our family and will miss him so much

Marcy Szyjka

31 May 2021

You were one of my Big Brothers and someone I will always love and cherish. You were there for me when I was growing up without a mom, and also when Tony and I started our life as husband and wife. Our families had some great times together in Deep Creek, cutting down Christmas trees, impromptu visits and especially eating steamed crabs together. Something I will always remember. I will always love you with all my heart and miss you now and forever. Rest in peace dear brother. Love you so much.

Susan Pizzini

31 May 2021

I never met you sir but I know your lovely daughter and I assure you raising her was job well done. You raised a kind, intelligent daughter and a great Mother. Future generations of your offspring will honor your legacy. Thank you for your military service.

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Biography

Theodore Anthony Schab passed away on May 29 at his home in Havre de Grace, Maryland surrounded by his loving family. He was 76 years old. He was the son of the late John A. and Marie (Wawrzyniak) Schab.
He graduated from the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute in 1963. Ted served in the Marine Corp Reserve for four years and loved telling tales of his time at the boot camp on Parris Island, SC. He retired from Verizon after 35 years and then 10 years later from Lucent Technologies. He thoroughly enjoyed his retirement and the freedom it gave him to visit his grandchildren, the loves of his life. A perfect day for him was having family over for steamed crabs his favorite food. He was a longtime member of St. Margaret’s Church Bel Air, Maryland.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years Victoria (Schap) Schab; daughter Hope Haslbeck (Jason) of Lincoln University , Pennsylvania. Daughter Nicole Stall (Al) of New Orleans, Louisiana. Brothers John Schab (Lorraine) of Bel Air, Maryland. Michael Schab (Eileen) of Lebanon, Ohio. Sister Marcella Szyjka (Anthony) of Baltimore, Maryland and grandchildren Albert Stall, Greta Stall and Hugh Haslbeck in addition to numerous loving nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Friday, June 4 from 4 PM-8 PM at Schimunek Funeral Home in Bel Air. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 AM Saturday June 5 at St. Margaret’s Church Bel Air, Maryland. In Lieu of flowers please make donations to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital or any children’s charity.