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03/30/16 - NNHS Newsletter -
Jon Schwab

Jonathan S. Schwab
(09 Aug 1950 - 17 Mar 2016)

Newport News High School Class of 1968

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   I was saddened to read the somewhat belated news this Wednesday morning of the passing of one of the Schwab triplets.   Jonny Schwab, Class of 1968, brother of Phil Schwab ('68) of VA and  Fizzy Schwab Berlin ('68) of VA, and of the late Joanie Schwab ('62) (d. 30 Aug 1994), passed away in Venice, Florida on Thursday, March 17, 2016, at the age of 65.

  May his memory be for a blessing always.

                           Jonathan S. Schwab

    VENICE, FLORIDA - Jonathan S. Schwab, 65, passed on March 17, 2016 after a brief illness, in Venice, FL.

Jonny was born on August 9, 1950 at Medical College of Virginia Hospital in Richmond, VA. He grew up and spent most of his life in Newport News.

He was the owner of Manhattan Janitorial Service and was honorably discharged from the US Navy.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joel H. Schwab and Florence M. Schwab, and older sister, Joan O. Schwab.

He is survived by a brother, Philip A. Schwab, and sister, Fizzy S. Berlin (Jeffrey), and a niece Jessica L. Berlin, all of Virginia Beach, VA.

  The family acknowledges the many well wishers and offers of sympathy.

They request in lieu of flowers, that donations be made to The Food Bank of Newport News. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press on March 30, 2016.

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March 30, 2016
So sorry to hear about your loss. You know that God and Jesus are in th best position to comfort us when we lose a loved one in death.

~ T. Griffin, Newport News, Virginia

March 30, 2016

Dear Fizzy and Phillip and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. I remember Jonny fondly in our years in Stuart Gardens. Joanie and I enjoyed many experiences "watching over" the three of you. What a joy those dear memories are for me. Thank you for allowing me to be part of the Schwab Family in my youth. May God comfort you and your family.

Brownie Shaffer Haracivet, Gloucester, Virginia

March 30, 2016  

March 30, 2016  

My deepest sympathy for the loss of a wonderful, funny and extremely friendly man.

Everyone in Typhoon Nation knew the Schwabs and loved them. Such a loss at still a young age. Thinking of you guys and will always keep the memories of the three of you in the halls.

~ Jennie Easmeil, Newport News, Virginia

March 30, 2016

I have fond memories of the Schwab family from our childhoods in Christopher Shores. So sad to hear Jonathan died, and so young. This must leave a tremendous void.

Phillip and Fizzy: my thoughts and prayers are with you and yours. RIP, Jonathan.

~ Maureen Klesmer, Atlanta, Georgia

March 31, 2016

My condolences to the Schwab Family

~ Woody Stratton, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

March 31, 2016  

What sad news to learn of Johnny's passing. To my very happy memories of growing up together in Christopher Shores, I add all the sweet conversations we had whenever we met, wherever we were around town.

My deepest condolences to you, Fizzy and Phillip, and your family.

Janet Hirshman, Newport News, Virginia

March 31, 2016  
My deepest sympathy for you, Phil and Fizzy.

Like you, Phil, Jonny was one of my closest pals back in those days when the world (or at least our neighborhood) was our oyster and our hormones raged against the machine. He was one of those rare guys whose smile could take you out of a funk in which we occasionally found ourselves. My prayers go out to you both. May peace be with you.

- Jeff Fox, New Orleans, Louisiana

March 31, 2016  

Fizzy and Philip, I am so sad to hear this. I got to talk to Jonny years ago at Dale's service and was so great to see him! Thought the world of all three of you at NNHS! Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Love to you and the whole family!

Robbie (Roberta) Shields Stowe

Robbie (Roberta) Shields Stowe, Suffolk, Virginia

March 31, 2016

Dear Schwab Family, I worked with Jon at the Nissan Dealership back in the days. The world has truly lost a man that will always be remembered for integrity and sense of humor.

I will always cherish the fond memories that Jon has left me with. He always had a joke to tell to put a smile on your face, such a true friend. He will surely be missed by many.

My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

~ Bob Evans, Seaford, Virginia

April 01, 2016



April 01, 2016


   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to Jonny's family and friends at this difficult time.

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

                          Love to all, Carol





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

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