Hank R. Schwab
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Hank R. Schwab, age 98, Holocaust survivor, passed away peacefully on March 28, 2013. Loving father of Steven (Nancy) and Richard (Diane) and their sister Melinda Metzger (the late Alan Goldberg). Proud grandfather of Stephanie (Adam), Michael (Alison), Sarah (Jesse), Daniel, Jay (Alexa), Annie, Jenifer and Emma. Great grandfather of Sarah, Benjamin, Phoebe, Gabriel, Aaron and Audrey. Dear brother of the late Fred Schwab (Marianne) and the late Lee Levi. He also leaves behind his cherished companion, Yvonne Pugh, former wife Trudy Metzger and her extended family and adoring nieces Susan Crouch and Madeleine Gerrish and kind nephew Les Schwab and their families and many friends. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 2nd, at 11:00 am at KAM Isaiah Israel Congregation, 1100 E. Hyde Park Blvd, Chicago, followed by a private burial. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Selfhelp Home, 908 W. Argyle St, Chicago, IL 60640, www.selfhelphome.org, or The Chicago Urban League, 4510 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago IL 60653, www.thechicagourbanleague.org, or Rainbow Push Coalition, 930 E. 50th Street, Chicago IL 60615, www.rainbowpush.org, or a charity of your choice. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822, www.cjfinfo.com

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Published in Chicago Tribune on Mar. 31, 2013.
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April 3, 2013
Dear Schwab Family,

Please accept our deepest condolences. Rick spoke of his father often, but we never knew the fascinating story of his life that appeared today in Huffington Post. Obviously, Mr. Schwab led a very full life, not just in longevity but in accomplishment.

Joel & Barbara Bierig
April 2, 2013
I got to know Hank Schwab at Montgomery Place 2 years ago. What an amazing and iconic person he was! Condoloences to family. He rests in peace.
Phil Hefner
April 1, 2013
His commitment to shape and push tahe NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OR MARKET DEVELOPERS (NAMD)in new directions in the mid 1970's resulted from Hanks'professionalism and sincerity. RIP E. Ellis
April 1, 2013
I had the joy of knowing Hank through our work at Rainbow Push over the last 14 years. He was so encouraging to me! He often encouraged me after a Push keynote message with these words: "I'm coming back in the next life with the voice of a Black Baptist Preacher!" Wonderfully, i had just thought of him and his words the day before i heard of his passing. Amazing for me, really. What a fantastic human spirit he was and still is! Our prayers go out to his family and closest friends. Pastor Marshall Hatch & Family.
March 31, 2013
I'm sorry to read about your loss. May the Scriptures comfort you.
March 31, 2013
My condolence to the Schwab family, and to you Mr. Schwab, my mentor,co-worker, and friend,(Community Insurance Center for many years)"Receptionist," My Heart is heavy. Rest In Peace my dear friend.
Barbara Stephens
March 31, 2013
Condolence To The Family' You Will Be Missed At Rainbow Push'
Mattie Collins
March 31, 2013
I have known Mr. Schwab for more years than I can remember. I used to see him at PUSH on Saturday's. What I will always remember is his kind and gentle spirit and his warm smile. RIP Mr. Schwab. I will miss you but I will always remember you. Eric Thomas- Rainbow/PUSH
Eric Thomas
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