July 12, 1928 — October 7, 2017
Bill Schaub was born on July 12, 1928 in New London, Connecticut to William Fulton and Katherine Schaub.
He died on October 7, 2017 in Corvallis.
Bill was a child of the Great Depression. After his father lost his job in New London, the family moved to Sandusky, Ohio to live with Bill's grandfather. Bill was sick as a young child and would often stare out the window wanting to play with the other kids. Times were hard for the young family.
His father with a degree in Economics from the Wharton Business School finally found a job with Public Works Administration in Washington, DC. He would continue working for the Federal government until his retirement. Young Bill enjoyed life in Washington, showing great ability and success in the major sports. He also met his high school sweetheart and wife-to -be Kathryn (Chickie) Schaub.
Bill attended the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and played on the football team in his freshman year. Bill left school after his freshman year to marry Kathryn.
While continuing his business studies at George Washington University, and working for Westinghouse Corporation, Bill with his friend and business partner Dick Williams along with several scientists and engineers started Scope Electronics which had great success in procuring government contracts for the military. As president of the company, Bill guided Scope in the acquisition of other companies in the areas of radio communications, measuring equipment and digital bar code reading.
Although his work kept him occupied, he always found time for his family and friends. He was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather.
In retirement, Bill moved to Newport to be near his family and later to Corvallis.
He loved playing golf, tennis and swimming. He enjoyed painting and was and a fan of the OSU Beavers teams, particularly the girls’ basketball team.
Although divorced, Bill and Kathy never stopped loving and caring for each other. Bill lovingly cared for Kathy until her surrender to Alzheimer’s in March 2016.
Bill is survived by son Bill and one grandchild, Rhyan Ainsley Schaub.
He was preceded in death by Kathy Valliant Schaub; and Richard Michael Schaub.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Heartland Humane Society in Bill’s name.