Eva Claire Szanto
December 20, 1967 – March 12, 2020
Eva Claire Szanto died suddenly on March 12 at her home in Austin, Texas. She was 52. Eva was born in Hampton Hill, England. She grew up in Montclair, New Jersey, graduating from Montclair High School in 1985.
Following high school, Eva moved to Houston, Texas to go to Rice University. A brave soul, she moved from NJ to TX, in August (!). At Rice, Eva gained many of her closest friends who would remain close for the rest of her life. After graduating from Rice in 1989, Eva lived, worked, and played in Houston for a few years before moving to Austin.
Eva met her future husband Hans Alastair Baade at a fall festival at Waterloo Brewing Company in the heart of downtown Austin in1996; they loved going downtown back then, and had many fond memories of friends and good times. They married in 1999 and had two beloved sons Alan Szanto Baade (’03) and Miles Joseph Baade (’07). The two boys were the pride and joy of her life.
Eva learned to read at an early age; she’d read Charlotte’s Web by 4. She liked books. She’d read several at once and several a week. Her family has many memories of her in her favorite spot in the house, book in lap, overlooking the creek and woods beyond while she read.
Eva is survived by her loving husband and two beloved sons. She also leaves her sister, Susanna E. D’Andrea, and brother-in-law, Paul A. D’Andrea; her brother, Martin J. Szanto; her niece, Chiara D’Andrea, and her nephew, Gabriel D’Andrea. Eva was a treasured daughter of Bela Szanto, who predeceased her, and Suzanne Farren Szanto. She will be missed so very much also by her aunts and her many cousins.
A memorial service for Eva will be held at a date to be determined.
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Eva Claire Szanto
March 29, 2020
I met Eva at IBM when I joined her group. I remember what a kind, friendly, soft spoken, smart person she was. At one time in the office 2002/2003 she along with a couple of us were pregnant at the same time with our first babies. We all joked "that it must be something in the drinking fountain water ". Those were happy times not so long ago.
You will be missed dearly.
Rest in peace Eva.
Your friend Julie
March 27, 2020
Please let us know if we can help with anything. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
Louri and Jim
March 26, 2020
It’s so very hard to write these words knowing that my dear friend has left this world so prematurely. Eva was a generous and kind friend, a proud mother, a caring soul.
I remember when the kids were young we would gather on summer days around your pool and watch them play, these are some of my fondest memories. I will always remember her sweet spirit and I will miss her dearly. My heart goes out to you, Alan and Miles.
March 25, 2020
Those we love don’t go away.
They walk beside us every day.
Unseen, unheard, but always near.
Still loved, still missed, and very dear.
There are so many beautiful things to remember. Her truly caring soul. The way I always felt so calm around her. And those eyes - they looked right into you - as if they understood you completely.
Definitely one unique lady.....
jim geier stevens
March 24, 2020
As friends of friends my memories are brief and charming of Eva's support & friendship. We wish we knew what to say or do. With smiles on our hearts for the memories we cherish, Luv', Jim & Virginia
March 22, 2020
I write this with tears still flowing, so sad for the loss of a friend and neighbor. We had lots good times together, especially when Hans and Eva opened their home for swimming get-togethers, at birthday parties, even just standing around talking, and of course watching the 4th of July parade together with all our neighbors when the boys were smaller. Eva always tried to make our neighborhood a better place. There was no denying how much she loved her boys and wanted the best for them. I will forever hear her calling out “I love you Miles” as the school bus pulled away.
March 21, 2020
I struggle with talking about Eva in the past tense because she lives on in my heart and memory. I love her very much and I feel blessed and privileged to have her in my life. She's a beautiful soul and a wonderful, quirky, intelligent, kind, and loving person. She delighted in her children - I've never before seen the kind of joy she had when talking about Alan and Miles. Eva pulled no punches - you knew how she felt and I loved that about her. Eva was a sister to me- I shared in her struggles and her worries, and her natural caring nature showed through even in the darkest moments. Her laugh and the way she could project her voice were amazing. I can still hear her calling for the boys at her front door. I guess I'll just always love Eva.
March 20, 2020
Dearest Hans, Alan and Miles,
My heart goes out to you. I'm so sorry for your loss. Eva was a good person who will be missed by many. Please remember your wife, mother and my best friend as I have known her for over 30 years -- the most loyal, kindest, most empathetic and generous person that I have ever had the joy to know. Eva and I shared our lives and collected so many memories together. We were so happy to become mothers at the same time! She loved me and I loved her, and that's something special that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.
Yolanda Hunt-Boes and Family