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Barbara Schott


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Barbara Schott Obituary
Barbara (Blaikie) Schott, age 73, passed away at Newfield House in Plymouth on May 6, 2018. She is survived by her husband, John, of 49 years; her son, Brian, his wife Lyndsay, and their children, Ethan and Myles, of Whitefish, MT; her son, Mark and his wife Elna Gordon of Ukiah, CA; her daughter Amy and her husband Martin Wiedemann of Boulder Creek, CA; her brother, Richard Blaikie, Stephanie Blaikie, and their family; and many other relatives and dear friends. The daughter of Richard and Grace Blaikie, Barbara grew up in the Wollaston section of Quincy. She learned to sail at the Squantum Yacht Club, initially in Turnabouts, and then in 210-class racing boats. In 1966, she captained the crew to win the Hills Cup as the South Shore Senior Womens Sailing Champion. She was also active in swimming and as a water safety instructor. Barbara attended Archbishop Williams High School, and she received a bachelor's degree in physics from Emmanuel College. She then received a master's degree in physics from Fordham University in New York City, and she met her husband, John, there at Fordham. After they were married, she taught physics at Jersey City State College while her husband finished his graduate degree. They moved to Colorado Springs for her husbands assignment to the Physics Department at the U.S. Air Force Academy. While there, their two sons, Brian and Mark, were born, and Barbara completed secondary education certification. They then moved to Massachusetts, where their daughter, Amy, was born. They raised their family in Stow, where Barbara was active in the schools as an elected member of the school committee. When the kids were older, Barbara briefly taught math at Lincoln-Sudbury High School, and then completed a Technical Writing Certification at Northeastern University. She then began a long career as a technical writer, producing documentation for business software, first at Digital Equipment Corp., then at Powersoft Corp., briefly at Cisco Systems, and then at Sybase Corp., until retirement. They moved to Great Island in The Pinehills in Plymouth after retirement. Barbara was an avid skier and enjoyed golf in her later years. Music was also a sustaining force for Barbara, from piano in her earlier years, to singing in community choruses with her husband in later years. Her greatest joy throughout her life was her children, raising them and being involved with them and their families, along with her husband. Very special thanks go to the exceptional and caring staff at Newfield House. Memorial donations can be made to the Residents of Newfield House Scholarship Fund, 19 Newfield St., Plymouth, MA 02360, or to the , www.alz.org. Visiting hours will be held at the Davis Funeral Home, 619 State Rd. (Rte. 3A), Plymouth (Manomet), from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, May 17, and from 9-10 a.m. Friday, May 18. A funeral Mass will be held at St. Bonaventures Church, 799 State Rd. (Rte. 3A), Plymouth (Manomet), at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 18. The burial will be at Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, at a later date. Information and online condolences at www.cartmelldavis.com.
Published in Old Colony Memorial from May 11 to May 19, 2018
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