Daniel Job Schaub, 64, formerly of Montclair, died on Sunday, June 23, 2019 in Santa Rosa, Calif.
Mr. Schaub was born on Oct. 15, 1955 in Passaic to Mary Block and Daniel Joseph Schaub. He spent most of his childhood in Passaic and the family relocated to Montclair in his freshman year of high school.
Mr. Schaub graduated from Montclair High School in 1974 and was part the founding classes of the Montclair Team School, an alternative learning program that was part of MHS.
While there, he made lifelong friends who transformed into family over the decades. It sprouted in him an independent spirit and love of woodworking that inspired him to move out of his family home at a young age and start his own contracting business. Most recently he was a consultant for The Home Depot, Inc.
He especially loved when he was challenged to make something both beautiful and functional, a task at which he excelled greatly, whether it was making simple shelves for his children or putting the final touches on extravagant homes in Manhattan. Mr. Schaub was a lifelong learner, passionate reader of science fiction and biographies.
Upon moving out west, he embraced the natural beauty of Northern California. He enjoyed driving the mountain roads of the coastal range to seek out and discover hidden pockets of wilderness and stunning vistas. Even after losing his house and possessions in the
Tubbs Fire of October 2017, he couldn’t find a bad word to say about his newly adopted home state, and was truly the happiest he had ever been in those final years spent out West.
Mr. Schaub is survived by his children, Daniel Jeffrey Schaub of Clayton, N.C. and Kathryn Jeanne Schaub of Little Falls, their spouses Crystal Schaub (née Metsopulos) and Max Dorsey-Gordon, their mother and Mr. Schaub’s first wife Christine S. Glickson (née Knoerzer) of Vernon, as well as his long-term partner of over two
decades, Sally Streeter (née Sullivan) of Santa Rosa, her son and Mr. Schaub’s stepson Patrick Streeter and his wife, Brittany Brown, of Petaluma, Calif. Also his older sisters, Joanne Cawley of Kalispel, Mont., Rosemary Chait of Hollywood, Fla., and Chris Hull of New Burn, N.C., as well as nieces, nephews, cousins, and close friends.
A Celebration of Life is planned for the afternoon of Saturday, July 13 at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair, 67 Church St.
In lieu of flowers, donations be made to The Homer Fund, a non-profit organization for Home Depot employees that was a tremendous help to him and Sally after the loss of their home. Visit thdhomerfund.org. Or WBGO at wbgo.org, a radio station he spent many, many decades jamming out to both on his steering wheel while driving and on his drum set at home.