Marcus Michael Schimek

October 15, 1940June 16, 2013

Marcus Michael Schimek unexpectedly passed on to be with the Lord on June 16th, 2013. He was born October 15, 1940 in Mobile, Alabama, graduated from McGill High School in 1958, received a bachelor degree in physics from Spring Hill College in Mobile and a master’s degree in operations research from the University of Houston. While in the United States Army, Mark served in the National Intelligence Agency. He was employed with the National Space Alliance, General Electric, Lockheed, and MD Anderson Cancer Hospital. He worked as a physicist in Columbus, Ohio. Mark was retired from National Space Alliance. Mark was the president of the National Management Association and editor of the Pelican Brief newsletter. He also helped organize the STEP Community Service Organization, in memory of his son Scott, at Dobie High School with his wife, Faye. He was a member of St. Luke’s Catholic Church for 35 years and was recently a parishioner at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Faye Schimek, son Michael Schimek and his family, daughter-in-law Lisa Weksler, grandchildren, Paige Schimek and Jacob Schimek of New York City, New York; adopted son Kalpen Patel, his wife Kris, and adopted grandchildren Arjun, Zach and Aylana of High Point, North Carolina; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Cecilia and Bobby Brown of Charleston, West Virginia and special nieces and nephews, Aaron Brown, Giorgia De Paoli and Lucas De Paoli-Brown of Dundee, Scotland, Ryan Brown of Charleston, West Virginia and Richard Bowles of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. His son, Scott Allen Schimek, sister-in-law and brother-in-law Dona and Richard Bowles are waiting for him in heaven.

Visitation will be held in his remembrance on June 20, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and a rosary at 7:00 p.m. at Metcalf Funeral Home in Conroe, Texas. Funeral will be on June 21, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Conroe, Texas. Final interment will be in Forest Park East in League City, Texas.

Mark adored his grandchildren, was devoted to his country and loved a challenge. Mark’s favorite pastime was travel and he logged many miles to Australia, Fiji Islands, Paris, Kenya, Egypt, Scotland, Germany and many more places.

Mark enjoyed an exhilarating duck hunt, a challenging game of golf with his friends and decent hand at poker with his buddies. Mark didn’t walk away from challenge, coached soccer, volunteered with community teens, helped at the local church clothing closet, and visited at the nursing home. Mark always had a word of advice or a helping hand for anyone in need. He believed in hard work and the red, white and blue. He enjoyed life to the fullest. He was surrounded by many wonderful friends and neighbors. Mark will be missed by many.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Vincent De Paul at Sacred Heart Church.


  • Visitation Thursday, June 20, 2013
  • Rosary Service Thursday, June 20, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, June 21, 2013

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June 29, 2013

Mark you were a hard man to please but without question one of my best customers who I also considered a friend. Always analyzing everything I ever did, I got used to it after a while and just laughed. Thank you so much for sharing your confidence in me to all your friends. I always appreciated your ability to deal with my mood swings on a hard day. See you on the other side....

Respectfully always

Joe Murdoch

Jim Robertson

June 25, 2013

Very sorry to hear about Marcus. We attended school together from first grade at Saint Matthew's through Spring Hill College. Although we kind of lost touch after college, it was good to see him at our high school reunions. You and your family are in my prayers.
Jim Robertson

Ted Bierzalo

June 21, 2013

I first met Mark as a newly hired supervisor in 1983 at Computer Sciences Corporation. It was my pleasure to work with and for Mark in subsequent years at Unisys until his retirement. I remember him as giving good counsel in my personal and proffesional life. He will be greatly missed. My prayers go out to Faye and his family.

June 21, 2013

My prayers go to you and your family. Marcus will be missed at our reunions. Ann DiPlacido MGM Class of 58

June 21, 2013

Hi Faye. I am sorry to hear what happened. Mark was one of my most prolific emailers. Not day went by that I did't receive an email from him. This the second emailer that has passed on me in the pass two months.We will have you and your family in our prayers daily.
Love the Long's. Elmer and Paula Long
Granite City, IL.62040

Joel Jason Rodriguez

June 20, 2013

My prayers go out to you, Mrs. Schimek, and your family. I still remember how approachable and friendly he was when I was in high school. He always made those around him feel safe and welcomed. Know you and your family have always been in my prayers all this time. May God bless you and your loved ones with peace and his loving embrace.

Tommy and Cindy Adams

June 20, 2013

It was an honor and a pleasure to have been able to get to know and love Mark. We will miss him...

Mary Jacobsen

June 20, 2013

Faye, I was so shocked and saddened to hear of Mark's passing.
He was a "fun" guy to be around. May God comfort you and your family during this sad time.

George Gardner

June 20, 2013

Faye, Mark's old McGill classmates will dearly miss him at our reunions in Mobile that he enjoyed so much. May he rest in eternal peace.

Melvin Shelton

June 19, 2013

I worked with Mark when he joined Computer Sciences Corp in the early 80's. He became my boss when I joined UNISYS in 1986. I was in the ODRC group many years with Mark. We had many enjoyable days hunting ducks and geese together. I will miss him greatly. My deepest condolences.