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Barbara Schimmel

Passed away peacefully at home in San Carlos, September 23, 2013. Born October 8, 1921, in Wasseralfingen, Germany. Immigrated to San Francisco in 1925. She attended Star of the Sea Academy, and worked in San Francisco where friends introduced her to Bob Burman. The two fell in love and married 7/4/1942 in San Antonio, TX, just before he went off to war. Over the next 62 years, 'B&B' created a wonderful life together with their four children, living in CA, PA, Germany, OH and VA. Her favorite experience was when Bob served as Defense Attache in Sweden (1970-75) where she played hostess to the international community there. True to her nature, Barbara treated royalty and servants with a common love and affection. For two decades B&B lived in Virginia Beach, VA, to be close to their children, and were active in Ascension parish. In 2004, they returned home to be near family and friends. 'Oma' is predeceased by her husband Bob and her oldest son, Robert. She is survived by son Steve, daughters MaryAnn, Barbara Ann, eight grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren. There will be a Celebration of Life, Sunday, 9/29/2013, at 1:30pm, at Crippen & Flynn Carlmont Chapel, Belmont. Burial: Monday, 9/30/13, 1:45pm, Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno. (See www.crippenflynn.com)


Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Sept. 27, 2013
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