George Schimpf – A Multi-Facet Individual
George Schimpf was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend who loved to travel the world in his motorhome and spend quality time with family and friends.
On March 9, 2005 in Chicago, Illinois, he passed away and is buried at Saint Marks Lutheran Church Columbarium. His funeral service was held on Saturday, March 19, 2005.
Early Life and Education
Educators believe that children’s early years are critical in shaping the development of their brain. At this age, children have a special capacity for taking in information, and having strong language and literacy abilities will enable them to grow into successful adults.
In fact, both the OECD and UNESCO consider early childhood education to be a crucial indicator for a nation’s health and future positioning. This is because it directly contributes to young people’s social inclusion and economic prosperity.
At National, students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education (BAECE) program focus on key elements related to this age group, such as field experience and current research implications. Furthermore, courses address family-school partnerships and their importance.
George Schimpf had a storied professional career that culminated in his volunteer work for Habitat for Humanity of Citrus County, FL. Additionally, he was involved with Too Far, an area band.
In addition to his professional duties, he was an enthusiastic amateur dancer – particularly in classical ballet. He currently coaches a local troupe of dancers who perform annually in “The Nutcracker.”
Schimpf has served Fairfield University since 2010, welcoming 37 freshmen classes and overseeing the “outside the classroom” experiences for 30,350 undergraduates. He was instrumental in transitioning the University to co-education and has spearheaded many significant campus initiatives like increasing residence hall capacity by 1,380 beds and developing John A. Barone Campus Center – a hub of student activity on campus.
Achievements and Honors
George Schimpf was an extraordinary individual, with numerous accomplishments throughout his long and varied life. His most noteworthy feats included serving his country during World War II and volunteering for Habitat for Humanity and other local charities.
He was an active blood donor and enjoyed gardening. Additionally, he belonged to the Sturgeon Base in Crystal River, FL since 2001 and even went on a Veteran’s Honor Flight to see the WWII Memorial in Washington D.C. The most important thing about George was his devotion to family and friends; which will be sorely missed by all who knew him. Please join us in offering your condolences to his loved ones during this difficult time.
George Schimpf dedicated his life to family and friends. He was an adoring husband, father and grandfather who enjoyed traveling – especially to Florida where he spent much of his leisure time.
He had a dry sense of humor and enjoyed engaging with people. Additionally, his interests ranged from gardening to reading.
His hobbies kept him active and entertained while traveling. He often volunteered at local hospitals or worked on construction projects for charity.
He was an ardent Pittsburgh Steelers fan and collector of Precious Moments figurines. Survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Pamela L. Netzel Schimpf; daughter Brittany (Brian) Orzechowski of Mantua; grandson Jonah; godson Jason Taylor; brother Gary (Bridget) Schimpf of Girard; and son-in-law Michael R. Burkett from Youngstown – all survive him.