Thomas Paul Schreiber

March 5, 1924July 15, 2014

Thomas Paul Schreiber, 90, of St. Clair Shores. Died July 15, 2014, at Shore Pointe Village Assisted Living.

Tom was born on March 5, 1924, the last of four children of Peter Schreiber and Mary Daly Schreiber. He grew up on Ashland Avenue, in Detroit, attending Catholic schools and learning to sail on the Detroit River and Lake St. Clair. Tom graduated from Notre Dame University in 1946, where he majored in physics and played center on the football team. He went on to receive a master’s degree in physics from the University of Michigan. On June 2, 1953, he married Marjorie Glynn, and they enjoyed fifty-eight years together until her death in August 2011. Tom had a long career as a research scientist at General Motors Research in Warren, retiring in 1989. He became an expert on the scanning electron microscope. Tom was a well-respected sailboat racer, captaining his Cal 25 the Annie Mayme on Lake St. Clair until the age of eighty-five. Over a lifetime of racing, he won too many times to list. Tom and his son Paul won the Cal 25 National Championship in 1991, which was the same year he joined Bayview Yacht Club. (Previously he had been a member of North Star Sail Club in Mt. Clemens.) He was Bayview’s Sailor of the Year in 1999. Tom sailed as a crew member on over fifteen Port Huron to Mackinac races, including a ride one year on the winning J41.

In addition to his wife, Tom was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Fred and Jack, and his sister, Margaret O’Hara. He is survived by his four children, Paul (Penny), of Ypsilanti; Mary Schreiber, of Concord, CA; Anne Thomas (Mark), of Gardnerville, NV; and John (Robin), of Redwood City, CA. He is also survived by five grandchildren, one great grandchild, several nieces and nephews, and his brother-in-law, Robert Glynn (Louise), of Roseville, CA.

Visitation 3:30-7:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 16, Kaul Funeral Home, 28433 Jefferson Ave., St. Clair Shores.

Funeral Mass at noon ,Thursday, July 17, with an Instate at 11:30am at St. Margaret of Scotland Catholic Church, 21201 E. 13 Mile Rd., St. Clair Shores.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Lung Association would be appreciated by the family.


  • Visitation Wednesday, July 16, 2014
  • Funeral Instate Thursday, July 17, 2014
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, July 17, 2014

Thomas Paul Schreiber

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July 17, 2014

Condolences to Tom's entire family. He was a very good Researcher and Friend. He will be in our Prayers.

Larry Fleck

July 17, 2014

Condolences to Tom's entire family. He was a very good Researcher and Friend. He will be in our Prayers.

Margie (Fuhrman) Krafchak

July 17, 2014

Paul, Mary, Anne and John,

I am so sorry to hear that your dad passed away. I had many nice conversations with him last summer at my mom's and his breathing rehabilitation classes. Take care.

Ted Cothran

July 16, 2014

Condolences to Paul and the rest of Tom's family; I think of him often and fondly remember the great times and camaraderie we had sailing. Fair winds Tom...

July 16, 2014

At the GM Research Laboratories, Tom was outstanding in introducing optical emission spectroscopy, electron probe microanalysis, scanning electron spectroscopy, electron spectroscopy for chemical analysis, and transmission electron spectroscopy ...all for numerous projects on materials research at the Laboratories. Tom was one of our best. (Lynn Lewis)

Connie Johnson

July 16, 2014

Paul and Penny, my condolences to you and your family on your loss. I will keep you in my prayers.