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Obituary for Joseph M. Schwartz

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Joseph M. Schwartz

August 15, 1921 - November 8, 2016

Joseph M. Schwartz passed away November 8, 2016.  He was born August 15, 1921 to William and Frances Schwartz in Green River, Wyoming.


Joseph married Elsie P. Schwartz in Evanston, Wyoming on May 22, 1948.


Joseph is survived by his brother, Father Hugh Schwartz; children, Gerard (Dorcas) Schwartz, Marianne (David) Bertagnolli, Thomas (Annette) Schwartz, Annette (Thomas) Devlin, Susan (Stanley) Wasserkrug; 15 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.


He is preceded in death by his wife; parents; one sister; three brothers and one great-grandchild.


Family will greet friends at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah on Friday, November 18, 2016 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm with a Rosary beginning at 7:30 pm.


Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church, 1100 East 5550 South, Ogden, Utah on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 11:00 am.


Inurnment at Washington Heights Memorial Park.


Joe was one of the founding fathers of the St. Joseph Booster Club.  As such, in lieu of flowers please donate on behalf of Joe Schwartz to St. Joseph High School Boosters, C/O Bob McConaughey, 2575 Jefferson Ave., Ogden, Utah 84401, or mail to the High School at 1790 Lake Street, Ogden, Utah 84401.



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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Friday, November 18, 2016

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Leavitt's Mortuary


836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403

Rosary beginning at 7:30 pm.



Service Information

Date: Saturday, November 19, 2016

Holy Family Catholic Church


1100 East 5550 South, , South Ogden, UT,

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Cemetery Information

Date: Saturday, November 19, 2016

Washington Heights Memorial Park


4500 Washington Blvd , , Ogden, UT,

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Born: August 15, 1921
Died: November 8, 2016

Condolences for Joseph M. Schwartz

Marcie Sullivan and family posted on 11/20/16

Condolences on the death of your father.


Lynn Bybee &family posted on 11/19/16

TO all the Schwartz family our deepest sympathy for your loss.Joe was a good friend.we'll miss him & his humor.


Jeanette Sawaya and Toffie Sawaya posted on 11/19/16

You are in our thoughts and prayers. I have so many memories of you Mom and Dad and the kindness they offered to everyone. Your Dad had a way of making everyone smile and laugh. You are an awesome family.


George Klipper posted on 11/18/16

Our sympathy to the Schwartz family. We will always have fond memories of Joe and Elsie in the Saint Joseph High School Boosters organization. George and Rosana Klipper Washington Terrace, Utah


Louis and Paula Miller posted on 11/18/16

Our deepest sympathy for your loss. We will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers. Keep all of your memories close at heart.


Trina White posted on 11/17/16

So sorry to see this, but he and your mom just couldn't be apart! I wont be able to make the services, so to all the Toms and Annettes, and Maryanns, etc, my prayers are with you, and celebrate their life by having a wonderful Thanksgiving! Love Trina


Leroy and MaryAnn Atencio posted on 11/17/16

Our condolence to entire family on the passing of Joe. Joe was a very "Special Friend". I have many memories of Joe, we had many good times during our golf outings, with ST. Joseph Boosters club, , Purple Sage (WY) and the Sherwood Hills with Leonard Brennen, Lou Joseph , D. O'Connor.. He was always one happy person. He will really be missed by all who knew him. May he rest in peace.


Bob Maki posted on 11/16/16

I have so many wonderful memories of Joe and Elsie, and Gerry and Tom. Joe's Service sponsored our little league baseball team in Ogden, the Dragonfly's (or Dragonflies)? I just remember the uniforms and sodas after the games at the gas station. Joe employed me for several years and was an outstanding boss and teacher. My father Urho thought a lot of Joe and knew Elsie from Kemmerer, Wyoming. I'm sorry I wont be able to attend the Funeral Mass but please know I thought your father was a wonderful man, and he was always kind to me. Best wishes and condolences to all, Bob Maki, Rancho Cucamonga, CA


Clay Jones posted on 11/16/16

The Saint Joseph Community offers its prayers and condolences to your family! We thank you for being such a wonderful supporter of Saint Joseph Schools!


Robert Del Carlo posted on 11/16/16

I feel very fortunate to have spent my entire life with Joe and Elsie and Gerry, Tom, Annette , Maryanne and Susan. They always made me feel as if I was a part of their family and I hold memories I will cherish forever. After creating a beautiful life for his family, Joe will rest in peace with Elsie and God's love.


Joseph McClellan posted on 11/15/16

My love and prayers go out to all members of the Schwartz family at this sad occasion. May God's love comfort you at this time and always. Joseph Schwartz (Mr. Schwartz to me) was the father of my best friend, Tommy (Thomas). He was a wonderful funny guy and very supportive of his children and kind to their friends. He often drove us to athletic events, coached some of us and, as mentioned, was one of the founding fathers of the St. Joseph Booster Club. I knew him as a hard working, self employed business man and loving family man who was a pillar of our Catholic community in Ogden. I will always remember him as an example of a good man in a crazy world. May he rest in peace with our Lord Jesus Christ and God’s blessings to all of his children. With love, Joseph McClellan