Marcus Schimek Obituary

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Marcus Michael Schimek

October 15, 1940 - June 16, 2013
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Marcus Michael Schimek unexpectedly passed on to be with the Lord on June 16th, 2013. He was born October 15, 1940 in Mobile, Alabama, graduated from McGill High School in 1958, received a bachelor degree in physics from Spring Hill College in Mobile and a master's degree in operations research from the University of Houston. While in the United States Army, Mark served in the National Intelligence Agency. He was employed with the National Space Alliance, General Electric, Lockheed, and MD Anderson Cancer Hospital. He worked as a physicist in Columbus, Ohio. Mark was retired from National Space Alliance. Mark was the president of the...
Marcus Michael Schimek unexpectedly passed on to be with the Lord on June 16th, 2013. He was born October 15, 1940 in Mobile, Alabama, graduated from McGill High School in 1958, received a bachelor degree in physics from Spring Hill College in Mobile and a master's degree in operations research from the University of Houston. While in the United States Army, Mark served in the National Intelligence Agency. He was employed with the National Space Alliance, General Electric, Lockheed, and MD Anderson Cancer Hospital. He worked as a physicist in Columbus, Ohio. Mark was retired from National Space Alliance. Mark was the president of the National Management Association and editor of the Pelican Brief newsletter. He also helped organize the STEP Community Service Organization, in memory of his son Scott, at Dobie High School with his wife, Faye. He was a member of St. Luke's Catholic Church for 35 years and was recently a parishioner at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Faye Schimek, son Michael Schimek and his family, daughter-in-law Lisa Weksler, grandchildren, Paige Schimek and Jacob Schimek of New York City, New York; adopted son Kalpen Patel, his wife Kris, and adopted grandchildren Arjun, Zach and Aylana of High Point, North Carolina; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Cecilia and Bobby Brown of Charleston, West Virginia and special nieces and nephews, Aaron Brown, Giorgia De Paoli and Lucas De Paoli-Brown of Dundee, Scotland, Ryan Brown of Charleston, West Virginia and Richard Bowles of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. His son, Scott Allen Schimek, sister-in-law and brother-in-law Dona and Richard Bowles are waiting for him in heaven.

Visitation will be held in his remembrance on June 20, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and a rosary at 7:00 p.m. at Metcalf Funeral Home in Conroe, Texas. Funeral will be on June 21, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Conroe, Texas. Final interment will be in Forest Park East in League City, Texas.

Mark adored his grandchildren, was devoted to his country and loved a challenge. Mark's favorite pastime was travel and he logged many miles to Australia, Fiji Islands, Paris, Kenya, Egypt, Scotland, Germany and many more places.

Mark enjoyed an exhilarating duck hunt, a challenging game of golf with his friends and decent hand at poker with his buddies. Mark didn't walk away from challenge, coached soccer, volunteered with community teens, helped at the local church clothing closet, and visited at the nursing home. Mark always had a word of advice or a helping hand for anyone in need. He believed in hard work and the red, white and blue. He enjoyed life to the fullest. He was surrounded by many wonderful friends and neighbors. Mark will be missed by many.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Vincent De Paul at Sacred Heart Church.

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