Stuart Barr Schimmel (born 1925)

1973 (Dec. 9) - Mother (Mrs. Lenore Barr Schimmel) passes


Mrs. Lenore Barr Schimmel, wife of Michael Schimmel, president of a philanthropic foundation bearing his name, died yesterday at her home, 145 Central Park West. Her age was 74.

Mrs. Schimmel was a vice president of the foundation and a former president of the Hebrew Home for the Aged in Riverdale, the Bronx.

Surviving, besides her husband, are two sons, Stuart and Herbert; a daughter, Mrs. Joan Fisher; three sisters, Mrs. Mae Gould, Mrs. Evelyn Gaines and Mrs. Edith Barr, and eight grandchildren.

1977 (April 15) - NY Times - Stuart (Barr) Schimmel Weds Caroline F. Hover


Caroline Fearey Hover, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Lawrence Fearey of Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, was married yesterday to Stuart Barr Schimmel of New York. The bride is executive secretary of the Bibliographical Society of America, of which her husband is president.

Justice Arnold L. Fein of the State Supreme Court performed the ceremony at the bridegroom's home.

The bride, an alumna of the Westover School in Middlebury, Conn., and the University of Pennsylvania, received Master of Science degree in library service from Columbia University. Her father is with Hoppin Watson, a brokerage concern in Philadelphia, and her mother teaches at the Germantown Friends School.

Mr. Schimmel is a son of Michael Schimmel of New York and the late Lenore Barr Schimmel. The bridegroom is an alumnus of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Columbia University and until his retirement was a partner in the firm of Michael Schimmel and Company, C.P.A., founded by his father. He is currently a partner in Consolidated Investing Company.

His father, a philanthropist, recently gave the Schimmel Center for the Performing Arts to Pace University and the Schimmel Auditorium to New York University. The bridegroom's first wife died. Mrs. Schimmel's previous marriage ended in divorce.

1981 (Feb 10) - Father Michael Schimmel passes


Michael Schimmel, an accountant and philanthropist, died last Wednesday at the Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center in Brooklyn. He was 84 years old and a resident of Manhattan.

Mr. Schimmel retired in the 1950's from the New York accounting firm bearing his name, and his sons, Stuart and Herbert, took it over. At his death, he was a partner with his sons in the Consolidated Investment Company.

He gave the Schimmel Center for the Performing Arts to Pace University and the Schimmel Auditorium to New York University at its Washington Square campus.

A graduate of N.Y.U.'s School of Commerce, he was director emeritus of the university's Alumni Federation and a former director of its Commerce Alumni Association.

SCHIMMEL--Stuart B. The Council of the Grolier Club is deeply saddened to learn of the death of fellow member and former Councilor Stuart B. Schimmel. A Grolier member since 1961, Stuart served on the Grolier Club Council from 1972 to 1986, chairing committees on Audit, Public Exhibitions, Special Functions, and Finance. Exhibitions from his personal collections of Literary Forgers and Forgeries (1961) and Collectors in Fiction (1994), and his curatorial role in shows of artwork from the New Yorker (1974), and New York in literature (1978), represent just a few of his activities in the world of books, and his knowledge and enthusiastic presence will be sorely missed. We join with his many friends and colleagues in extending heartfelt sympathy to his wife, Caroline. Eugene S. Flamm, President

Published in The New York Times on Jan. 8, 2013