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Daniel Raymond Schomer

February 9, 1937February 5, 2021
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Daniel Raymond Schomer, 83, was a beloved father, grandfather, brother, uncle, partner and friend. He passed away on February 5, 2021. Dan was born on February 9, 1937, to Marion Leon Schomer and Mary Evelyn Schomer in Oklahoma City, OK. In 1943 his father moved the family to Los Angeles, CA for a job at Douglas Aircraft as an aeronautical engineer for the war effort. After the war the family moved to Houston, TX where his father worked as a mechanical engineer at Anderson Greenwood.

Dan was always an exceptional student. He graduated from Rice Institute with a double major in Accounting and Economics. He married Margaret Miller and worked for a year at Price Waterhouse. He became the youngest person in Texas to take and pass the CPA exam at age 21 and also attained the highest score that year.

He joined the US Navy in 1960 and entered Officer Candidate School in Newport News, VA. After graduating OCS he was assigned to USS Howard D. Crow stationed out of Galveston, TX. On the ship, his responsibilities included serving as the supply corps officer, disbursement officer, and cryptographic officer and was promoted to LTJG. During his time on the vessel he participated in the US blockade of Cuba in 1962. After that he served a tour of duty at the US Naval Air Station in Beeville, TX.

After fulfilling his US naval commitment in 1963, he continued his career in public accounting with Haskins & Sells. He later served as a partner with accounting firms including Alexander Grant and Coopers & Lybrand. He first retired from accounting at age 55. Later he returned to work to serve as partner with Pirsch and Mills replacing his longtime friend, John Pirsch after his death. He retired for a second time when he and his partner sold the firm to Briggs & Veselka. Outside of work, Dan had a lifelong passion for playing bridge that began when he was twelve years old. His mother occasionally required an extra player when one of her friends could not attend a game. From that humble beginning, he went on to play in national tournaments and attained the rank of Sapphire Life Master. He gained many friends over the decades while playing bridge.

Dan and his brother Don, a physician at M.D. Anderson, obtained their private pilot's certificates at the same time and owned their first aircraft together, a 1972 Grumman Tiger. Dan later owned a 1964 Beechcraft Bonanza. Dan's other interests included snow skiing, swimming, biking, and rollerblading. He started rollerblading with his sons at age 71. He continued biking and swimming regularly well into his eighties.

Survivors include his children Steve Schomer and his wife, Kim, Chris Schomer and his wife, Orelia, his brother Don Schomer and his wife, Barbara, stepdaughter Tammy Taylor and his close partner of 20 years Helen Schaps. Dan was the proud grandfather to Erica, Samuel, and Daniel Schomer. He was also an uncle to James Schomer, Kate Schomer Ventura and Matthew Schomer.

Funeral Service will be held at 6:00 pm, Thursday, February 25, 2021 with a visitation beginning at 4:00 pm at Earthman Hunters Creek Funeral Home, 8303 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX 77024. Graveside service will be at 9:15 am, Friday, February 26, 2021 at Houston National Cemetery, 10410 Veterans Memorial Dr., Houston, TX 77038.

Services

25 February

Visitation

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Earthman Hunters Creek

8303 Katy Freeway
Houston, Texas

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25 February

Funeral Service

6:00 pm

Earthman Hunters Creek

8303 Katy Freeway
Houston, Texas

26 February

Graveside Service

9:15 am

Houston National Cemetery

10410 Veterans Memorial Drive
Houston, Texas

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Lindy meador

February 22, 2021

Dear Schomer family,
The Meador and Schomer families shared happy and sad times while in OKC and Houston . Dan was a person who knew how to be a positive force of faith to all of those around him. You were a blessed family to have someone in your family, who could share themselves in such a loving manner. We will keep you in our prayers .
Lindy, Leonard, Bill, and Steven Meador

Billy Atkinson

February 17, 2021

What a great guy and CPA Tax partner at C&L with me in Houston. Rest In Peace my old friend.

Robert Crooks

February 15, 2021

Dan and I were friends and partners at Coopers & Lybrand. I recall his sage advice on life as well as his insight on complicated tax matters. He was one of the "good guys" who always tried to do the right thing.

Jack Stone

February 14, 2021

Dan and I shared something special that most people never enjoy -- a strong friendship that lasted for 67 years. We met in high school, communicated frequently during our working years, and most recently became a regular bridge partnership. Dan, you may be gone, but I will never forget you.

Bobby J. Stinebaugh, M.D.

February 12, 2021

My wife Audrey and I first met Dan and Helen on a bridge cruise to South America sponsored by Rice University about 15 years ago. We played "friendly bridge" during the cruise and after the return enjoyed occasional dinners with them. Dan and I partnered in numerous duplicate sessions and after Dan moved to the Tradition, enjoyed many pleasant dinners together. I loved talking bridge with him, and learned something with every conversation. He was a dear friend and we will miss him.

Gage Van Horn

February 9, 2021

I have known Dan for a little more than a year and considered him a good friend. Dan was a caring and highly intelligent person who shared his expertise and zest for life with many residents here at Tradition. I approached him about one year ago regarding teaching a class of advanced bridge to the many players here. Through his efforts, he successfully dragged many of us into the 21st century. We will indeed miss his sage advice, his quick wit, and his friendly manner.

Fann Shao

February 8, 2021

At The Tradition, we ate breakfast together a lot of times and occasionally at other meals. We liked Dan and he was interesting to talk to. It was a pleasant surprise to see Dan at Tracy Gee Community Center on Saturdays - We were each on our favorites: his bridge game and my Taichi. I was thinking that we might learn from each other but then Covid-19 stopped that thought. Well, Dan, I miss you.

Tom Brophy

February 8, 2021

We only got to know Dan over the last year. He always had a smile and a pleasant greeting for everyone. He willingly shared his knowledge and experience, especially regarding the game of bridge. He was inspiring to me because of his positive attitude about life and its challenges.

marsha bernstein

February 6, 2021

I have known Dan for over 20 years. He was one of my occasional partners and I always enjoyed our games. Dan was a very kind man and had a good sense of humor. He will be missed in the bridge world.
Marsha Bernstein

Ed Harper

February 6, 2021

Dan was my bridge partner and a good friend for at least 15 years. During those 15 years, Dan taught me more about bridge than anyone else had the previous 25 years.

I will miss playing bridge with him, but mostly I will miss the camaraderie and good times we had at the bridge table.

Ed Harper

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