Barbara Carney Schwab, 75, resident of Mt. Pleasant, died on January 28,
2010. Mrs. Schwab was born February 25, 1934 in Manhattan, New York,
daughter of the late John Carney and Rose Flynn Carney. Barbara received
her Bachelor’s degree in Education from the College of Charleston and
her Master’s degree in Education from the Citadel. She taught as a
special education teacher for 25 years in the Charleston County School
District. After her retirement, she volunteered as a Guardian Ad Litem,
a foster child advocate. She was a woman of many interests and had
numerous friends. Never bashful, she made many friends from all walks of
life. Her interests included politics. Although in her later years she
favored the Republican Party, she served as a Democratic National
Delegate in the Clinton Presidency. After her retirement, she traveled
all over Europe as well as exotic countries including Greece, Turkey,
Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar. She also loved to spend
winters in Thailand where she volunteered as a teacher at an English
speaking orphanage. She was in Thailand when the Tsunami hit after
Christmas in 2004. Barbara is survived by her son and daughter-in-law,
Gary and Lea Schwab of Mt. Pleasant and 4 grandchildren: Katherine
MacMillan Schwab, Gary “William” Schwab Jr., David “Paxton” Schwab, and
Michael Flynn Schwab. Three sisters: Joan, Claire and Kathleen, and many
nieces and nephews. The relatives and friends of Barbara Schwab are
invited to attend her memorial service Wednesday, February 3, 2010 in
the J. HENRY STUHR, MOUNT PLEASANT CHAPEL at 4 pm. The family will
receive friends from 2 pm until time of service. In accordance with her
specific request, a wake will be held at the home of Gary and Lea Schwab
at 283 Bampfield Drive in Old Hobcaw following the memorial service. In
lieu of flowers please send donations to Jenkins Institute (formerly
Jenkins Orphanage) 3923 Azalea Drive, North Charleston, SC. 29405, or
email them at [email protected] Memorial messages may be written
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