July 6, 1936 ~ February 27, 2021

Born in: Long Beach, California
Resided in: Manhattan Beach, California

Patricia Eileen Schaub, a resident of Redondo Beach passed away quietly at the age of 84 in Redondo Beach, CA. She was born to George and Mary Yaeger in Long Beach, CA, when gasoline was just 10 cents a gallon. She had a younger sister Rosalie Ann (1939-2008).

Patricia loved the logic and challenge of numbers, but also enjoyed art and music, playing violin into her college years. She attended Holy Family Girls High School (Glendale), where she obtained a scholarship to Mt. St. Mary’s College in Los Angeles, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in mathematics in 1955.

Upon graduating, she was hired at STL (Space Technology Lab) in El Segundo, CA where she worked as a mathematician, performing the functions of a “human calculator” for space science research. It’s here that she met Stanley Raymond Schaub (1930 – ), brought together through her infamous cheesecake. That sealed the deal, and the two were married in 1960. They both had a passion for refurbishing houses (which they did locally, in Manhattan Beach), and loved the idea of traveling and living in a variety of places.

Her sons David and Erik were born in California, while her third son Christopher was born in Brussels, Belgium, where her real travel experiences began in 1968. Patricia led the family adventures through Europe and Scandinavia in a VW pop-top camper over summers and school-year weekends. Patricia strongly supported all of her children’s endeavors, helping with school and homework no matter how tedious or complicated. She diligently stood behind her children through former education stages, and provided all chances to succeed with higher education as well. In the evenings without fail, she made sure the family spent time together at the dinner table, enjoying her international culinary delights.

Patricia lived her life to the fullest, and never passed on a single school event or opportunity for more travel explorations with her family. She always managed to make things fall into place – in ways not obvious to the rest of her family.

Patricia was known for her deep Catholic faith, and her love and connection to friends that she remained in contact with throughout her life.

She was an intentional and loving homemaker, first in Belgium, then in Luxembourg until her youngest graduated from high school in 1986. Family and friends are still in awe that she was able to tolerate the terror of three boys… especially her three boys.

With her children grown, she and her husband moved onto a boat (“Easy Street”) for their next adventure. Together they lived and traveled on the Mediterranean and canals of France, finally settling in the north of Spain, where they lived until 2015.

Patricia returned to the South Bay in 2015 to address a growing number of health issues. She overcame one obstacle after the next, and intended to conquer it all so that she could return to her home in Spain. The family affectionately referred to her as the “Iron Lady,” in part for her unstoppable spirit, and in part for her multiple parts (a pair of metal hips, a shoulder, a heart valve, and numerous pins, rods, and screws that held her together). She was determined to keep going against all odds and get back to life, as she knew it.

Unfortunately, those odds overcame her on February 27, 2021. We are deeply saddened by the loss.

Patricia is survived by her husband, Stanley; sons, David, Erik, and Christopher; 5 grandchildren, Micaela, Erin, Dylan, Tommy, and James.

A service in Patricia’s honor will be held at St. James Catholic Church in Redondo Beach in April, 2021. Please contact the family for more information.

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  1. candle 7Hey Diesel Babe! WAY too many sailing adventures, menu del dias, meetings in various countries, road trips, Thanksgiving dinners in Spain and France, bottles of wine and belly laughs to single out individual moments. Suffice to say you were a great pal and role model and while I know this is a hard time for Stan and your boys, I think of you only with great warmth and joy. Xxxooo Karen

  2. WOW.WHAT A LIFE! As they say: A Life Well Lived. You and Stan(or when she was upset with him)STANLEY! The telling bit was the email address.: twopeasinapod It was a unique match. The other thoughtful name was the name of the boat to tour the canals of France. “Easy Life” So telling. What a life on two continents covering California,Spain, Luxenburg, Belgium with a home in each one. And then to speaking some five languages.
    We go back to the 50’s and 60’s in Los Angeles and then met again here in Australia when Chris moved to Sydney.
    VALE ,Dear friend and my thoughts are with Stan and the boys.
    Gerald(Jerry) Flavin

  3. My deepest sympathies but fond memories of such a wonderful lady and mom to you guy’s! I loved to come over to your house in Lux. She was always so gracious.

  4. My deepest sympathies but fond memories of such a wonderful lady and mom to you guy’s! I loved to come over to your house in Lux. She was always so gracious.

  5. Main härzlecht Baileed 💔 ech erenneren mech ganz gudd un deng härzlech Mam an de wonnerbaren Thanks Giving Dinner am Haus zu Jonglenster…vun denger Mam geniaal hirer offener frendlecher Art an Wei
    Marie France

  6. My sincere condolences to all. So sad. Such a charming, smiling, clever lady. Fond memories. RIP, dear Pat.

  7. My sincere condolences. I have clear memories of your mother. The food, taking our boating licence, being told off together with Dave on numerous occasions…RIP Mrs Schaub.

  8. My deepest DEEPEST condolences to you and Erik and David !
    Loved your Mom in how she was!!! A wonderful and great solid person!!
    So sorry to you and your brothers for your precious loss man… 😑
    I will have her in my prayers tonight 😔
    Take good care to you and your family and wishing you lots of courage and strength!!!
    Big hugs man and to Anna!!!!

  9. A great woman, a role model, as beautiful as she was charming… she will be sorely missed 😓🙏🏼

  10. Oh daat deet mir awer schrëcklech leed, ech denken un iech All an drëcken Iech fest🙏.

  11. Just read this Christopher and so very sorry to hear of your dear Mum’s passing. She was such a bright, intelligent lady. Thinking if you and the family. ❤️

  12. Ta maman restera à jamais dans mon coeur.
    Toutes mes condoléances mon ami.

  13. Very sad news Chris. Thinking of you all and sending big hugs xx
    Sharon and Greg Thorpe

  14. Many condolences to Stan, Erik, David, Chris and all the family. Pat was a real hoot, with lots of travel stories and just stories in general. My heart is breaking for you all. Much love xxx

  15. My deepest condolences. Your mother was a part of my childhood. Many fond memories of them and our good neighborhood. With thoughts also to Stanley and your brothers and to you and your family. Hugs

  16. I’m so sorry to hear this. Wish we could be there with you to give you a big hig. Lots of love xxxx
    The McCluskeys

  17. Oh, dat sin traurech Nouvellen. Sie wor eng ganz léif ! Mäin Matgefill fir Dech an den Rescht vun der Famille. Hoffen dass Däin Pap stark bleift. All Guddes, Simone

    Oh, that’s sad news. She was a very nice! My condolences to you and the rest of the family. Hope your dad stays strong. All the best, Simone

  18. Dear friend. Our deepest condolences from Lux. I love her. Remember her shouting at us / me… NOT IN MY HOUSE..? Luv and hugs from Beefort

  19. I heard about Aunt Pat and wanted to send my condolences for your loss. Your mom was so impressive and she’ll be missed. Carrie and I are considering a possible sailboat in our future retirement plans because of her.

    I hope you two are doing well through all this.

  20. I would like to express my sincere condolences to you and your family for your loss.
    I will always have nice memories of your mom from Luxembourg and Spain.
    These are nice memories that I will keep forever.

  21. candle 1Dear Christopher
    Very sad to hear that your mom passed away. I remember her always being busy & working a lot in your huge garden in Junglinster. She always had a smile on her face, she was a nice lady! My deepest condolences to you and your family and especially to your nice father. Love Simone

  22. candle 4I am sorry to learn of your mother’s passing and would like to express all my sympathy to you and your family
    My thoughts are also with Dynal and Tommy, who surely miss their grandmother. Please accept my heartfelt condolences on behalf of my family. We are thinking of you all during this difficult time and sharing in your sorrow with Love and friendship. Yours sincerely, Fraser, Carmen Anais and Sara.

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