Robert Ernest "Bob" Schwarz of Ashtabula Twp. passed away on Monday, September 2, 2019, at 1:09 a.m. with his family by his side. He was 84.
Bob was born on July 10, 1935, in Ashtabula, the son of the late Harold and Laura Bratton Schwarz.
He was a 1953 graduate of Edgewood High School. Following high school, Mr. Schwarz proudly served our country in the United States Army from 1955 to 1957. Bob was stationed in Germany in the 3rd Armored Division.
Mr. Schwarz later worked several years for Union Carbide and a local railroad yard before becoming a letter carrier for the US Postal Service, with whom he retired in 1990 after 30 years.
Bob enjoyed music and sang baritone in the Ashtabula Town Choir. He and his wife, Mary, were always looking for a Polka Dance to attend. They are members of the Ashtabula Lighthouse Society. Bob's favorite hobbies were stamp collecting, gardening, and traveling. His garden was the pride of his family and his vacation photos always had a story to tell.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Mary (DeGeorge) Schwarz of Ashtabula; 6 sons: Karl (Debbie) of Ashtabula, Kurt (Sue) of Vermillion, Paul of Concord, Steven (Michaelle) of Krum, TX, Eric (Julene) of Hamburg, NY, Ivan (Christine) of Ashtabula; daughter Tara (Terry) Miller of Perry; and ten grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his brother Richard C. Schwarz; and two grandchildren, Marcus and Shain Schwarz.
Memorial contributions can be made to the First Covenant Church 3300 Carpenter Rd. Ashtabula, OH 44004.
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Calling hours on Sunday, Sept. 15th at the First Covenant Church of Ashtabula, 3300 Carpenter Road from 3:00 to 5:00 PM. Service to follow.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Wm Nicholas Funeral Home & Cremation Services 614 Warren Ave. Niles, OH 44446.
A visitation will be held from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM on 2019-09-15 at First Covenant Church of Ashtabula, 3300 Carpenter Rd. Ashtabula, OH 44004.
A memorial service will be held at 5:00 PM on 2019-09-15 at First Covenant Church of Ashtabula, 3300 Carpenter Rd. Ashtabula, OH 44004.
Published on September 3, 2019


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Johnny DeGeorge Jr.
Sep 25, 2019
To my Aunt Mary and all my cousins. I just saw this obit for Uncle Bob and I am very very sad.
I am in Ashtabula right now and I wanna see Aunt Mary and as many family members as possible. Love, Johnny Jr.
Brenda Paulk
Sep 11, 2019
America the Beautiful was purchased for the family of Robert "Bob" Ernest Schwarz by Brenda Paulk.  Send flowers
Barbara MacDona;d
Sep 10, 2019
Dear Mary and family Rich and I our so sorry for the loss of your husband ,father grandfather we hope your faith will see you through this time of sorrow
Sep 06, 2019
The memories of Bob that stand out in my mind are of the conscientious care of his family and of his kindness as a father in-law to my son, Terry. Also, Bob grew the largest vegetables I had ever seen! His light will linger in the hearts of his family and friends.
Sep 05, 2019
All the times my family came to visit your family. My Dad thought much of your Dad....hugs and Prayers to all......
Sep 04, 2019
Please accept my sincerest condolences to all of you and my hope for the strength you all need as you celebrate Bob's life and his meaningfulness for your lives. - Bilinda (Terry's sister)