- Lasting Memories - Shirley Schwab's memorial

Shirley Schwab
Feb. 18, 1932-Oct. 12, 2018
Livermore, California

Submitted by Matt Schwab

In loving memory of Shirley Schwab (Blacklock), a longtime resident of Fremont, who passed away peacefully on Friday, October 12. She was 86. She was preceded in death by her husband Joe, a San Francisco native, and four sisters and two brothers. She is survived by her children: Bryan Schwab, Teri O’Callaghan (Jim), Jennifer Fields, Matt Schwab (Christine), and Joe Schwab Jr. (Anna), 11 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. A native of Taft and former Pleasanton resident, Shirley was adored by all who knew her. We are all devastated and heartbroken by her passing, but her memory also fills us with joy. Everybody loved Shirley. She had a sweet soul and the strength to raise five children. She was a longtime legal secretary, a great cook and an ardent Giants and 49ers fan. Nothing made her happier than spending time with family and friends. With a natural warmth, quick wit and sharp mind, Shirley loved her family unconditionally. She enjoyed talking sports and politics and always had something interesting to say. She was very well-read. Special thanks to Quail Garden Assisted Living in Livermore and Hope Hospice. Shirley was also a constant companion with her husband, Joe, a former Pleasanton attorney and school board member, who preceded her in death 18 years ago. Now they can be reunited. Soulmates. Rest In Peace, Shirley. You lived a beautiful life.

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Memorial service
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, Oct. 18 at Holy Spirit Church, 37588 Fremont, Blvd., Fremont, CA. Service will begin at 1 p.m., reception following. She will be laid to rest at Holy Cross Cemetery in Colma.

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