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Matthew William Schirmer

Male 1960 - 2003  (43 years)


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  • Name Matthew William Schirmer 
    Born 16 Feb 1960  Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Reference Number 6006 
    Died 28 Mar 2003  Mexia, Limestone, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Cause: Automobile Accident 
    Buried 3 Apr 2003  Austin Memorial Park Cemetery, 2800 Hancock Dr, Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Plot: 6-285-8
    Person ID I6006  Zellner Genealogy
    Last Modified 21 Oct 2020 

    Father Dr. William Joseph Schirmer,   b. 15 Oct 1916, Newark, Essex, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 2006, Seacrest Village Nursing Home, 1001 Center St., Little Egg Harbor, Ocean, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Jean Mary Bergen,   b. 1 Mar 1920, Norwood, St Lawrence, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jun 2008, Forked River, Ocean, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 20 Jul 1944  [1
    Reference Number MARR1156 
    Family ID F103  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Living 
    Children 
     1. Living
    Last Modified 21 Oct 2020 
    Family ID F1783  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Feb 1960 - Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Automobile Accident - 28 Mar 2003 - Mexia, Limestone, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 3 Apr 2003 - Austin Memorial Park Cemetery, 2800 Hancock Dr, Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • From funeral program:

      Matthew William Schirmer was born on February 16th, 1960 in Elizabeth, New Jersey. He was the eighth child and sixth son of William and Jean Schirmer. Matthew was a sick little baby, needing several transfusions because of a RH negative blood factor. But with the love and devotion of his parents, and against all odds, he survived and grew into the wonderful young man we all loved so much.

      He went to Immaculate Conception Grammar School in Elizabeth, Saint Peter's Prep in Jersey City, and Tulane University in New Orleans, where he received a degree in Engineering. He eventually received his MBA from the University of Texas. For many years he worked at IBM in Austin, Texas, until he decided to branch out into the car-washing industry. Wanting to be his own boss, he eventually owned, operated, and supplied his own companies.

      A religious man, whose "Goodbye" was always "God bless," he also became very involved in his church in Austin. There, six years ago, he met a wonderful young woman, Kim Sorber, and they fell in love, married and had a son named Stephen, whom they both adored. Like his Daddy, Stephen as a baby was very sick, but he too beat the odds and has grown into a strong, healthy, happy and mischievous four and a half year old.

      Matthew, the son, brother, husband and father, was a deeply religious, kind and gentle man. He was always ready to help out anyone in need, whether it was a family member, a friend or a co-worker. He loved his wife, his son, his mother and father, his brothers and sisters, and his extended family deeply. And everyone loved him. His death has left a void in all our lives.

      Matthew is survived by his wife, Kim, and son, Stephen, his parents, Dr. and Mrs. William J. Schirmer, his brothers, Thomas, Michael, Christopher, Joseph, and Paul Schirmer, his sisters, Karen Coon and Ellen Schirmer, twenty seven nieces and nephews, and three grandnieces and nephews. Matthew was preceded in death by his brother Peter, two years ago.

      In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to: Capital Speech & Language School, 2011 W. Koenig Lane, Austin, Texas 78756.

      A Gift for Stephen
      To help Stephen know Matt more fully, the family is compiling a scrapbook about Matt's life. You are invited to write a letter to Stephen expressing your experiences with Matt, your love for Matt, your knowledge of Matt's character, and any other thoughts that might help Stephen as he matures. We also invite you to send pictures of Matt. Please include names of everyone in the picture and descriptions of activities. Please send your letters to: Joan Childress, 1505 Bald Cypress Cove, Cedar Park, TX 78613; or email them to: joan_childress@leanderisd.org.

      From Obituary (Austin American-Statesman, April 1, 2003):

      (04/01/2003) Matthew William Schirmer, age 43, of Lakeway, died Friday, March 28, 2003. Matthew received his Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from Tulane University, New Orleans and his MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. He was preceded in death by his brother, Peter Schirmer. Survivors include his wife, Kimberly Schirmer and their son, Stephen of Lakeway; parents, Dr. and Mrs. William Schirmer of Union, New Jersey; brothers, Tom, Mike, Chris, Joe and Paul; sisters, Karen Coon and Ellen Schirmer and their respective spouses and children; in- laws, Dr. and Mrs. Charles Sorber and Kingsley Sorber of Austin. Funeral services will be held at Tarrytown United Methodist Church at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, April 3, 2003. Private family burial. Pallbearers are Tom Schirmer, Mike Schirmer, Chris Schirmer, Joe Schirmer, Paul Schirmer, Billy Coon, and Kingsley Sorber. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Capital Speech & Language School, 2011 W. Koenig Lane, Austin, Texas, 78756 or charity of choice. Arrangements by Weed-Corley- Fish Funeral Home, 3125 N. Lamar, Austin, TX 78705 - (512) 452-8811

  • Sources 
    1. [S204] Vincent Burke.

    2. [S150] Obituary.

    3. [S412] Linda Babcock Sorber.

    4. [S289] Find a Grave, Memorial #44385180.