Tuesday, November 27, 2007

In Memoriam: Jack Schwartz, 1920 - 2007

The small town of Midway, PA, has lost another one of its great old-timers: Jack Schwartz. He passed away yesterday at the age of 86.

As you can read in his O-R obituary, Mr. Schwartz was a longtime educator and community leader. Notably, he was the first principal of Fort Cherry High School after the consolidation in the late 1950s of the one-town school systems.

I had the opportunity to get to know Mr. Schwartz during my State House campaigns and through our common association with the local Lions Clubs. And, I had the chance to get to know him even better when my younger brother married his granddaughter in 2005.

Mr. Schwartz's great sense of humor and tremendous community dedication were infectious. His passing leaves a void that will be hard to fill. He will be missed.

(Photos from the Midway Lions Club Website by Joe & Louise Winters. Mr. Schwartz is pictured above with his wife, Pat.)

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