Paul
Paul Joseph Schwab was born on January 26, 1927 in Providence, Rhode Island and passed away on July 22, 2009. Paul is preceded in death by his wife, Claire and his son, Bill. He is survived by his sons Paul Schwab (Gloria), Peter Schwab (Laura), daughters Joanne Doelz (Bill), Mary Burton (Hal), Christine Schwab, and Ann Lopez (Rick). Also his sister, Frances Andrews, many nieces and nephews and beloved grandchildren. Paul was a 53 year resident of Manhattan Beach, served in the Merchant Marines and the Army. He retired as a training superintendent with General Telephone. He was an active member at American Martyrs Church, a volunteer at Little Company of Mary Hospital, and an avid Dodger's fan. A viewing will be held at McCormick Mortuary in Redondo Beach on Friday, July 24, 2009 from 7-9 pm. A funeral mass will be held at American Martyrs Church in Manhattan Beach on Saturday, July 25, 2009 at 10:00 am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Martyrs Church. Please use this mortuary's website, www.LAfuneral.com to send the family messages, share memories, or to obtain directions to the services.

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  1. Our Friday afternoon volunteer group at LCM hospital misses Paul. Most of us have volunteered with Paul for five years and we all enjoyed his company. He enlivened our group and would always help with the most difficult requests.

  2. To a wonderful human being and friend the world has lost. To Paul’s entire family, my wife and I send our deepest condolences, we truely understand your grief and love of someone so ireplaceable as your father, grandfather, brother and friend. We were employed for many years with then, General Telephone Co. of California. Paul was head of GTE of California’s Training Department, in the Downey and Santa Monica Facilities. Paul had a hand, directly or indrectly,in the training of all of G T E’s Instructors and Telephone technicians and Repairman from the 1960’s into the 1990’s. A job that was core to and essential to the functioning and success of GTE of California. This amounts to many, many thousands and thousands of telephone workers, male and female alike, who all owe their careers to Paul. He promoted myself and many many other employees to upper management positions throughout the company including, to GTE’s General Corp Offices at the ivory tower on One wilshire, and finally to thousand oaks. A guy with firm responsibility and the most congenial personality ever. Chuck and Yolanda Kaimikaua

  3. To a wonderful human being and friend the world has lost. To Paul’s entire family, my wife and I send our deepest condolences, we truely understand your grief and love of someone so ireplaceable as your father, grandfather, brother and friend. We were employed for many years with then, General Telephone Co. of California. Paul was head of GTE of California’s Training Department, in the Downey and Santa Monica Facilities. Paul had a hand, directly or indrectly,in the training of all of G T E’s Instructors and Telephone technicians and Repairman from the 1960’s into the 1990’s. A job that was core to and essential to the functioning and success of GTE of California. This amounts to many, many thousands and thousands of telephone workers, male and female alike, who all owe their careers to Paul. He promoted myself and many many other employees to upper management positions throughout the company including, to GTE’s General Corp Offices at the ivory tower on One wilshire, and finally to thousand oaks. A guy with firm responsibility and the most congenial personality ever. Chuck and Yolanda Kaimikaua

  4. We enjoyed seeing Uncle Paul at his last visit to Matunuck. John has happy memories of riding to the beach in Uncle Paul’s rumble seat. Our thoughts are with you.

  5. Our deepest sympathy on the sad loss of your dad. Uncle Paul was a terrific guy and he will be sadly missed by all. We will always remember his wonderful sense of humor. I so enjoyed my visit to CA with my dad a few years ago. Paul and John had a wonderful last visit together and we were all so happy that Paul could come to RI for the Schwab Reunion. Remember the wonderful times you had as a family and know he is in good company now. God Bless! Nancy and Ken Souza

  6. To all my cousins, Please accept my deepest sympathy on the loss of your beloved father. I have known him for a very long time, 69 years. As a little girl, I have wonderful memories of him and Aunt Mary and the rides to the beach every weekend in his car. My brother Bill and I rode in the rumble seat and loved every minute of it, imagine kids doing that today! We were probably about 5 and 6 years old at the time. He was a wonderful guy and I know that you all know that. My husband Gene used to go to Ca. on business and would POP in on your mother and father and they would welcome him with open arms. I treasure the time your parents came to visit us in No. Virginia, we had such a great time with them, even tried to get them to move back east. Of course they would never leave you all in Ca. God bless you all and Gene and I will offer up our Mass tomorrow for your dad. I’m sure he is happy to finally be with his Claire. God bless you all and hope to meet you when we go to Ca. next month. Love Kay and Gene

  7. Paul, Peter, Joanne, Mary, Christine and Ann: We are just so sorry for all of you and your families on the loss of your Dad. Uncle Paul was such a great, fun-loving guy and we so looked forward to his RI visits. Your Mom and Dad were very gracious hosts when we vacationed in CA – showing us all the sites and finally meeting some of our cousins. We wish we could be with you but your Dad and all of you are in our thoughts and prayers. May he rest in peace with Our Lord and your Mom. Joe and Ellen

  8. My sympathy to all of you for the loss of your father. His last trip to R.I. will always be a special memory for me. My sister Peg & I took a stroll down memory lane to Hope St.with Ulce Paul and he shared a lot of interesting stories with us. God bless all of you and we will keep him in our prayers. Regina & Brian McCourt

  9. My sympathy to all of you for the loss of your father. His last trip to R.I. will always be a special memory for me. My sister Peg & I took a stroll down memory lane to Hope St.with Uncle Paul and he shared a lot of interesting stories with us. God bless all of you and we will keep him in our prayers. Regina & Brian

  10. Hi Pete and Mary, Sorry I missed your Dad’s funeral. I really wanted to make it but work had other plans for me. I wish you and your family the best in the months and years ahead as you adjust to life without your dad. It was a priviledge helping to care for him while he was in our ICU at LCM hospital. It was wonderful getting caught up with you both from the last 35+ years or so! Hope to see you around. Much love and God bless, Kathy Whitcombe Sliff

  11. Dear Paul, Peter, Joanne, Mary, Christine, and Ann, Our thoughts are with you at this sad time. It was wonderful visiting Uncle Paul and Aunt Claire in ’96 with my dad. It was the first time I got to meet all the cousins and we had a great time. It was my hope that dad and I would visit CA again together, but at least he was able to visit with Nancy a few years back and they too had a great time. Seeing Uncle Paul again at the last Schwab family reunion was great. Hopefully we can do that again some time soon. Uncle Paul and Aunt Claire as well as all of you are in our thoughts and prayers. Take care and enjoy the memories of your dad; they will help ease the journey that we all go through when we’ve lost someone special. Much love to all, Jane (and Don)

  12. Dear Paul, Peter, Mary, Joanne, Chris and Ann: We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Paul Sr. I can clearly remember all those times at the yellow house on John street with your Dad’s funny comments and just his outlook on life. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love Kim and Jennifer Minick

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