Helmut Schwab

Obituary of Helmut Schwab

Helmut Schwab, 91, of Princeton passed away on Wednesday,January 15, 2020 at Stonebridge At Montgomery. Born in Berlin,Germany, he grew up in Germany, attended University in Switzerland, and then moved to California mid-1950s to complete his PhD after which he started three companies and his family. After selling those companies he travelled the world with his family for two years and resided in Munich, Germany before moving to Princeton, NJ in 1976. Helmut Schwab’s academic training was in the fields of physics and mathematics. He worked in the aero-space and electronics industry – initially in research and development where he patented numerous innovations related to electronics, and later in business-related executive functions. Helmut retired in the late 1980s as the CEO of Siemens USA, Iselin, NJ. He enjoyed his retirement traveling, supporting philanthropic efforts including Habitat for Humanity and Friends of Princeton Open Space, and writing books. For the last twenty years, he concentrated some of his work on the scientific understanding of our cosmological, biological, and human existence,specifically of the human mind and behavior in terms of neurophysiology, cognitive psychology, cultural influences and own thought – with special consequences in the fields of philosophy and theology. He had also pursued some historical and sociological/political studies – and wrote short stories (http://www.schwab-writings.com/). Son of the late Martin and Elisabeth (Burchardt) Schwab, brother of the late Jurgen Schwab, Marianne Schwab, he is survived by his wife of 60+ years, Eva Maria (Nauman) Schwab, 4 sons Bernard Schwab, Frank Schwab, Stephen Schwab, Michael Schwab, brother Bernhard Schwab, sister Sabine Schwab and 3 grandchildren – Christina, Scott, and Palma. Helmut will be remembered by his family and many friends for his generosity, passion for learning, sense of humor, and garden parties. He enjoyed traveling the world, family vacations in Cannes, playing various musical instruments, reading history books,listening to country music, watching westerns, and was especially talented at sketches, and canvas paintings. Funeral Arrangements are private under the direction of the Mather-Hodge uneral Home, Princeton.
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