Joseph  Stanley Schab
Joseph Stanley Schab

January 25, 1930 - April 5, 2017
Born in Poughkeepsie, NY
Resided in Annapolis, MD


Joseph Stanley Schab, 87, a former longtime resident of Hyde Park and resident of Annapolis, Maryland since 2010, died Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at the Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis.

Born on January 25, 1930 in Poughkeepsie, he was the son of the late Stanley and Sophia Wroblewski Schab.

He proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean War.

Mr. Schab was a still photographer for IBM for forty years until his retirement. While learning his craft, he apprenticed under famed photographer, Ansel Adams.

Joe was a communicant of Regina Coeli Church in Hyde Park. He was also a member of the Elks Club, Polish American Club, and Regina Coeli Men's Club.

He coached CYO Basketball at Regina Coeli and Hyde Park Little League, and was a 1984 inductee to the Dutchess County Fast-pitch Softball Hall of Fame.

On April 8, 1956 in Poughkeepsie, he married the former Grace Petito. Mrs. Schab survives at home.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his three daughters, Susan Schab of Shokan, NY, Joanne Sams of Las Vegas, NV, and Christine Harding and husband, William, of Huntington, MD; son, Joseph Schab, Jr., and wife, Amanda, of Atlanta, GA; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his eight siblings, William, Cecilia, Leo, Stella, Jean, Edward, Henry, and Helen.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 pm, Sunday, April 9th at Sweet's Funeral Home, Rte. 9, Hyde Park.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Fr. Michael Palazzo at 11 am, Monday, April 10th at Regina Coeli Church, Rte. 9, Hyde Park.

In keeping with his wishes, cremation will follow.

In lieu of flowers, the Schab family respectfully requests memorial donations to St. Mary's Church, 109 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis, MD 21401, or, Regina Coeli Church, 2 Harvey Street, Hyde Park, NY 12538.

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Sweet's Funeral Home, Inc.
4365 Albany Post Rd
Hyde Park, NY 12538
Sunday, April 9, 2017
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Mass of Christian Burial
Regina Coeli Church
Rte. 9
Hyde Park, NY 12538
Monday, April 10, 2017
11:00 AM
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St. Mary's Church
109 Duke of Gloucester St.
Anhnapolis, MD 21401
Regina Coeli Church
2 Harvey St.
Hyde Park, NY 12538