Stephen Allen Schwartz


Stephen Allen Schwartz, 71, Syracuse, died in his home Saturday, April 13, at 6:12 a.m.
Steve was born Dec. 11, 1947, in Bluffton. He was the youngest of three sons born to Wendell (Bill) and Doris (Elzey) Schwartz. He graduated from Indiana University and served in the U.S. Navy for four years.
On Aug. 4, 1973, Steve married Patricia (Moyer) Schwartz of Fort Wayne, and together they had two sons.
After working in the food brokerage business for 46 years, he retired from Peer Food Group May 22, 2018.
Steve was a dedicated member and leader at Calvary United Methodist Church in Syracuse. Besides being an active church leader, he was passionate about singing and especially loved leading the children's choir. He also served on the board of the Papakeechie Protective Association. Steve enjoyed camping with his family and dogs, visiting state and national parks, hiking, kayaking and bicycling.
He is survived and will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Patty; sons, Brian (Rosalyn) Schwartz, Leesburg, and Cliff Schwartz, Minneapolis, Minnesota; and two grandchildren, Isabel and Samuel Schwartz, who always brought a huge smile to their grandpa's face. Steve is also survived by two brothers, Ron (Dian) Schwartz, Crown Point, and Dave (Jo) Schwartz, Syracuse, who were his best friends.
Visitation will take place at Calvary United Methodist Church, 801 S. Huntington St., Syracuse, Friday, April 19, from 10 a.m. until noon. A celebration of life service will begin at noon.
In lieu of flowers, the family would like memorials to go to Calvary United Methodist Church and/or Sleep in Heavenly Peace (building beds for children without one, organized through Calvary UMC).
Arrangements are with Eastlund Funeral Home, Syracuse.
Published on April 15, 2019
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Steve and Barb Tethrake
Apr 16, 2019
Sending prayers of comfort for all of the family