Jim Schwartz

July 4, 1942 - April 22, 2019
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Jim R. Schwartz, 76, of New Philadelphia, died Monday, April 22, 2019 in Community Hospice Truman House at New Philadelphia, following a period of declining health.

Born July 4, 1942 in Dover, he was the son of the late Emmett W. and Ella Louise Orr Schwartz and was a 1960 graduate of the former St. Joseph High Scho…

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Jim R. Schwartz, 76, of New Philadelphia, died Monday, April 22, 2019 in Community Hospice Truman House at New Philadelphia, following a period of declining health.

Born July 4, 1942 in Dover, he was the son of the late Emmett W. and Ella Louise Orr Schwartz and was a 1960 graduate of the former St. Joseph High School in Dover. Following his graduation, he furthered his education by attending the University of Dayton and then graduated from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He worked as a licensed funeral director and embalmer for a number of years and then was employed by Norton Chemical in Mineral City and Miracle Adhesives in New Philadelphia.

James was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Dover and was a past member of the Adult Choir and Liturgy Committee. He had also served as the assistant organist at St. Joseph and the former St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Roswell and played occasionally for the Crooked Run United Methodist Church and Faith Methodist Church. He was a member and past president of both St. Joseph and Sacred Heart senior citizen groups, a social member of the New Philadelphia VFW, the Tuscarawas County Humane Society and a former member of the Dover Eagles.

James loved learning things about people who are no longer with us and was a self-proclaimed “collector.” He loved music, playing the organ and all animals, but Dachshunds held a special place in his heart.

Surviving are his wife, the former Elizabeth “Sue” Fawcett, whom he married May 17, 2007; a son, Michael Schwartz of Columbus; step-sons, Craig Morris and his girlfriend, Cheryl Schlabach and Kyle (Laura) Morris; and step-grandchildren, Manning, Sydni, Louisa, Sophia and Brayden and his beloved pet, Ginger Snap.

In addition to his parents, a son, Mark Schwartz, is also deceased.

The family will greet guests on Thursday, April 25, 2019 from 4 to 7 PM in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia where a Christian Wake service will begin at 6:45 PM. Father Jimmy Hatfield will celebrate a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, April 26, 2019 at 2 PM in St. Joseph Catholic Church at Dover. Burial will follow in Evergreen Burial Park at New Philadelphia.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to eitherSt. Joseph Catholic Church, 619 North Tuscarawas Avenue, Dover, OH 44622, or, Community Hospice Truman House, 716 Commercial Avenue SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.

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Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, April 25, 2019

Time: 4:00 pm

End Time: 7:00 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Service Information

Date: Friday, April 26, 2019

Time: 2:00 pm

St. Joseph Catholic Church

Address:

613 North Tuscarawas Avenue
Dover, OH 44622

Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, April 26, 2019

Evergreen Burial Park

Address:

1520 Delaware Drive SE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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St. Joseph Catholic Church

613 N Tuscarawas Ave
Dover, Ohio 44622

Community Hospice

716 Commercial Ave. SW
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Barb Abel posted on 4/26/19

Suzie and family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Barb (Mushrush)Abel

 

Barb Abel posted on 4/26/19

Suzie and family. Your are in my thoughts and prayers. Barb (Mushrush)Abel

 

Fr. William L. Arnold posted on 4/25/19

To Sue and all who loved Jim, my deepest sympathy and prayers. Jim did his utmost to be a good person and a good Christian. I respected him greatly. I remember visiting him and his mom at their home prior to her death. I remember how broken hearted he was and others with him at the death of his son, Mark. He tried so hard. He certainly loved his pets, even his pet pig. I will offer Mass for him and pray that God welcome him into his presence. May he find eternal rest. From an old friend, Fr. Bill Arnold in Columbus, Ohio.

 

Diane Aniol posted on 4/25/19

So sorry for your loss I never met him but I heard you talk about him he sounded like a great man! Prayers to you and your family! So sorry Sue! Diane Aniol

 

Marti fankhauser posted on 4/24/19

Sue, knowing your heart aches yet also knowing that he gets to meet all the angels and saints that he always told us about! His wit and wisdom will be rewarded by his King and he has reached his glorious reward. I know he has a captive audience...what a kind gracious man feel blessed that he was my friend. Stay strong much love to all of you!

 

Karen McCoy posted on 4/24/19

To Sue and her family. I am so sorry to hear about about Jim. I will be keeping all of u in my thoughts and prayers. Take care!

 

Becky Laubscher posted on 4/24/19

My deepest sympathy for your loss.

 

Sandy wagner posted on 4/24/19

To Sue and family. I am so sorry for your loss. Jim was a wonderful fun loving man who enjoyed life. You know my heart, prayers and love are with you. I’ll be in touch when I’m home. Sandy

 

Karen (Beitzel) Welch posted on 4/24/19

Sue, So sorry to hear about Jim's passing. Keeping you and the family in my thoughts and prayers.

 

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