Jonathan S. Schwab
1950 - 2016
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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.

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Published in Daily Press on Mar. 30, 2016.
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May 19, 2016
Fizzy and Phil:

I am so shocked and saddened to see that Johnny passed away. I had such fun at your house growing up with all of you. It seems life is way too short. Our prayers are with you and your family. I hope you will get through this and know we are thinking of you.
Jean (Rogers) Richards
April 2, 2016
I first met Joanie in the 9th grade at NNHS, lucky me to have such a nice friend & as everyone knew so much fun to be around. I met Flossie-Joel & "the triplets" around the same time. I always thought of the Schwabs as one unit, their love for one another was always in motion, they made everyone who came in contact with them loved too. The last time I saw Johnny he was like a ray of sunshine. RIP
Sallie Gay Greene
April 2, 2016
So very sorry to read of Jonathan's death
It brought back so many memories of your mom and dad , Joanie, and the three of you , good memories
Fizzy and Phillip, deepest condolences on your loss
Tzina Zwerdling Richman
April 2, 2016
My condolences to the family . I knew Jonny as a child from the neighborhood. He was known as one of "The Triplets" when I was a kid . May he rest in peace .
Marilyn Gares Bean
April 1, 2016
Wow, what a shock to hear about Jon. My deepest sympathies go out to both of you. We all have a trail of memories from Magruder all the way through NNHS.
Best wishes and stay strong.
Peyton Clark
April 1, 2016
My condolences to the family. I remember all 3 of you very fondly. It is great memories from NNHS. I pray for peace and comfort during this time of great sadness.
Betty Siam Burge
April 1, 2016
What a sad time in our lives when those that comprise our fondest memories are leaving us. Much love to your family. Hugs and prayers
Barbara Brotzman Stover
April 1, 2016
Phillip and Fizzy, I'm so sad you have suffered loss yet again. What fond memories I have of our days at TNCC. I hadn't seen Johathan in many years and wish I had known he was in Venice. I spent January on Manasota Key and would have cherished the opportunity to see him once again. My heartfelt sympathy to both of you and your families.
Tom Inman
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
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
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 neigjborhood) 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
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
Janet Hirshman
March 31, 2016
My condolences to the Schwab Family
Woody Stratton
March 30, 2016
I have fond memories of the Schwab family from our childhoods in Chrisropher 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
March 30, 2016
My deepest sympathy for the loss of a wonderful, funny and extremely friendly man. Everyone in typhoon nation knew the Schwab 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
March 30, 2016
To Fizzy and Phillip. Sorry to hear about the loss of Jonathan. May God be with you during this difficult time.
Billie Ballard
March 30, 2016
Dear Fizzy and Phillip and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. I remember Johnny 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
March 30, 2016
So sorry to hear about your loss. You know that God and Jesus are in the best position to comfort us when we lose a loved one in death.
T Griffin
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