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I lived at 3320 Wilson St. while attending elementary school from 1962 to 1969 and remember well the Schwabes. Great neighbors! Condolences to Rick, Dan, Jennifer and John.


Posted by: Dan Powers - Akron, OH - neighbor   Aug 01, 2019

In a strange coincidence, I had a thought of my pre-school days, and wondered if Jean Schwabe was still around. I'm not sure what made me think of her, but I had very fond memories of my days in preschool in the basement classroom in the early 90's. I was stunned to see she just passed months ago.

Jean was a teriffic woman and teacher. She taught creativity that had a lasting impact on hundreds - probably thousands - of people.

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Posted by: Ben B - Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Student   Jun 29, 2018

I'm very sorry to hear about Jean's passing. She always greeted my wife and I with a warm smile and positive attitude, when we stopped by to say "Hi" to her late husband Richard (Dick), a mentor of mine.
Prayers and peace for the family. God bless you all.


Posted by: Myron Koyle - Stow, OH - acquaintance   Apr 11, 2018

The photograph and obituary perfectly captured the Jean Schwabe that I knew. Kudos to the author! She was a true force of life and creativity. Such a pleasure to have known Jean!


Posted by: Marsha Russell - Silver Lake, OH   Apr 02, 2018

I am just short of 62 years old, and remember going to Mrs. Schwabe's preschool in the basement.
Mrs. S. was so kind and her preschool really helped me become less shy. My mother really admired her for all her energy.
I'm glad to read that she lived such a long, full and adventurous life.


Posted by: Pamela Parker - CLEVELAND, OH   Apr 01, 2018

Growing up on Lloyd street I fondly remember Mrs Schwabe's class room in her basement. She was so generous with the local kids opening up her pool for us to swim and many other craft making times (well before social media). Mr. Schwabe would always stop me in the street and talk sports as we had a regular group playing touch football on the Lloyd street asphalt. Great lady and nice family. My parents still live in the house I

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Posted by: Michael Pollard - Silver Lake, OH   Mar 29, 2018

What an amazing woman who was much ahead of her time. Mrs. Schwabe always had time, patience and laughter for we neighborhood children. I remember the great summertime tomato plant races between my mother, Mary Baker, and Jean; all in good fun and healthy competitiveness! She was a good neighbor and left fond memories behind. My condolences to the Schwabe family.


Posted by: Lorraine Baker Riccardi - Pawleys Island, SC - Friend   Mar 29, 2018

I grew up at 3311 Wilson St. in Cuyahoga Falls. We were next door to the Schwabe residence. I last saw Mrs. Schwabe (Jean) at my Dad's funeral in 1995, before Mr. Schwabe (Dick) had passed away.
Mrs. Schwabe was a wonderful neighbor and a beautiful lady; I regret that I never had a chance to see or talk to her and Mr. Schwabe again after my Dad's passing.
My Mother (Mary Baker) left us in 2001.
Only this week, we laid

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Posted by: Jerry Baker - Cincinnati, OH - Neighbor   Mar 29, 2018

I'm thankful for the time I have spent with Jean over the last 2 years. I know I only scratched the surface when learning about her rich life. She was truly one of a kind and left a positive mark on many lives.


Posted by: Bill Schloman - Streetsboro, OH   Mar 28, 2018

I am sorry to hear about the passing of your Mother. My condolences to each of you and your families.
Jim Baker and Family.


Posted by: Jim Baker - Akron, OH - Family Friend   Mar 28, 2018