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Charles Schurig

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Charles Martin Schurig fought the good fight but passed away on Thursday, the 27th of March 2014, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on the 23rd of December 1936, in Galveston, to Henry and Frances Schurig. The family moved to Houston in 1947 to expand the offices of H.E. Schurig & Co., Inc.
Charles, or "Buddy," as he was widely known, graduated from St. Thomas in 1953 and went on to the first love of his life - Texas A&M College. He was fond of saying that during his stay there it was all male, all military and all business. He graduated in 1959 as a Second Lieutenant in the Armored Division and served his country during time of peace at Fort Knox.
After completing his military duty, he joined the family business - an international logistics company. During his 35 plus years, H.E. Schurig & Co., Inc. grew to include offices in Houston, Galveston, Beaumont, New Orleans, Laredo and Singapore. After merging the company with Fritz in 1994, he was semi-retired. In 2000, he joined Texas Terminals, a private stevedoring company, where he was in charge of business development.
Charles is proceeded in death by his daughter, Renate Schurig; his parents, Henry E. and Frances Schurig; his sister-in-law, Bunny Schurig; and his brother, Henry E. Schurig, Jr.. He is survived by his dynamite grandsons, Graham Charles and Haydon Johann Nieland; his beloved daughter, Christina Schurig Nieland, her husband, Jeff Nieland; and her mother, Margot Schmidt Schurig; along with numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
A memorial service is to be conducted at noon on Friday, the 4th of April, in the Jasek Chapel of Geo. H. Lewis & Sons, 1010 Bering Drive in Houston, where Bishop T.L. Henderson, of Christian Tabernacle in Pasadena, is to officiate. Immediately following, all are invited to greet the family during a reception to be held in the adjacent grand foyer.
In lieu of customary remembrances, memorial contributions may be directed to the Texas Aggie Corps of Cadets Association, 1134 Finfeather, Bryan, TX, 77803, in Charles "Buddy" Schurig's name.
Buddy truly loved the Corps and all that it holds dear - Duty, Honor and Country.

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Published in Houston Chronicle on Apr. 2, 2014
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