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04/22/18 - NNHS Newsletter - Bob Schweida

Robert Charles Schweida
(29 Feb 1936 - 16 Apr 2018)

Newport News High School Class of 1954

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
   I'm deeply grieved to bring you this sad news this Sunday morning.
Bob Schweida, Class of 1954, passed away at his home in Pelham, New Hampshire on Monday, April 16, 2018, at the age of 82.

   He was the brother of Margaret Schweida West ('56) of VA, Gerald Schweida ('62) of NC, Jane Schweida Martin ('69) of VA, and of the late John Schweida ('67).

   Bob had been one of my subscribers for many years, and I was delighted to meet him personally at Buckroe a few years ago and learn what a nice man he was. I shall miss him.


From the Daily Press - 04/22/18:

             Robert C. Schweida

 

 

PELHAM, NEW HAMPSHIRE - Loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle Robert C. "Bob" Schweida, 82, a resident of Pelham, NH, died Monday April 16, 2018 at his residence.

He was the beloved husband of Marilyn C. (Westwell) Schweida who survives him. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, February 29, 1936, a son of the late Charles J. and the late Margaret A. (Hampson) Schweida, he was a graduate of Newport News High School, Class of 1954 in Newport News, Virginia.

Bob was a proud Typhoon who kept in touch with many former classmates and loved attending NNHS reunions. A veteran of both the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam Conflict, Bob proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Marine Corps and then the U.S. Army. 

 

Bob Schweida
 

 

 

He was a member of the John H. Hargreaves VFW Post 10722 in Pelham as well as a member of the Marine Corps League, Detachment 823.

Bob was a man of many interests. He enjoyed golfing, woodworking, photography, kayaking and exploring nature.

Bob was especially fond of regaling those close to him with stories from his time in service. He was so very proud to claim the title of United States Marine, even teaching his girls to sing the Marine Corps Hymn when they were just "knee-high to a grasshopper", as he would say.

Bob had reconnected with several friends and fellow service members over the years, keeping in touch regularly and visiting when he could. However, his greatest joy was the quality time he was able to spend with his wife, children and grandchildren.

In addition to his wife Marilyn, Bob is survived by two daughters, Jane E. Bischoff and her husband Jason of Litchfield, NH and Karen A. Powers and her husband, Charles of Chesapeake, VA; three grandchildren, Elizabeth Goodwin and Luke and Benjamin Powers; two sisters, Margaret A. West and her husband James and Jane V. Martin and her husband Robert, all of Williamsburg, VA; a brother Gerald J. Schweida of Kill Devil Hills, NC; and many nieces and nephews. He was also brother of the late John G. Schweida.

View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.

Published in the Daily Press on April 22, 2018.
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April 22, 2018

Semper Fi, Marine, RIP.

~ Unsigned


April 22, 2018

One of the best uncles and men out there! Full of life, love, humor, and honor. So very fortunate to have had him in my life. Say hello to Grandma, Granddad, and Uncle John for me! Love you!

~ Donna Warthan, Yorktown, Virginia
 

April 22, 2018

  Dad, a proud Typhoon alumni

~ Karen Powers
 

 
April 22, 2018

Dear Jerry and Family
We were very sad to read of Bob's passing in Sunday's Daily Press; the Schweida Family was well known in the City of Newport News for decades, and we know how proud their parents were of each and everyone. Jerry has been a good friend since childhood. We send our sincere sympathy. RIP, Bob.

 
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  Our deepest sympathies are extended to Bob's family, friends, and classmates at this difficult time.


   This information is also posted here:

http://www.nnhs65.com/memoriam-all.html

     http://www.nnhs65.com/memoriam54.html


 Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol

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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
910-584-8802


 Onward Christian Soldiers

Words by Sabine Baring Gould in Church Times, 1865

Music (St. Gertrude) by Arthur S. Sullivan, 1871


Onward Christian soldiers,
Marching as to war,
With the cross of Jesus
Going on before!
Christ, the royal Master,
Leads against the foe;
Forward into battle,
See His banner go!

Chorus:
Onward, Christian soldiers,
Marching as to war,
With the cross of Jesus
Going on before!

2. At the sign of triumph
Satan's host doth flee;
On, then, Christian soldiers,
On to victory!
Hell's foundation quiver
At the shout of praise;
Brothers, lift your voices,
Loud your anthems raise!
Chorus:

3. Like a mighty army
Moves the church of God;
Brothers, we are treading
Where the saints have trod;
We are not divided;
All one body we
One in hope and doctrine,
One in charity.
Chorus:

4. Onward, then, ye people,
Join our happy throng,
Blend with ours your voices
In the triumph song;
Glory, laud, and Honor,
Unto Christ the King;
This thro' countless ages
Men and angels sing.
Chorus:


"Onward Christian Soldiers" midi and lyrics courtesy of http://ingeb.org/spiritua/onwardch.html - 04/16/07

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of
http://gregolsengallery.com 01/27/05

Animated USMC and Army Flags clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03

Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 08/12/04

Veterans of Foreign Wars logo courtesy of http://vfwpost3200.com/ - 01/26/08

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