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Stanley Schwartz Obituary
Stanley Schwartz August 01, 1922 - March 08, 2013 Stanley Schwartz was born in Brooklyn, New York to Charles and Bertha Schwartz, European immigrants from Austria and Poland. The eldest of three sons, Stan grew up during the Great Depression. He left school to help support his family during some of the country's most difficult times, working whatever jobs were available. He volunteered for the US Army Air Corps in 1941. Stan was stationed in the China-Burma-India theatre of World War II. He was part of the legendary Flying Tigers, positioned as a top turret gunner on a B-25. He served two tours before being honorably discharged in January 1946. Stan met the love of his life, Norma, in May 1946. They spent the next 66 years together in marriage. Stan and Norma migrated west to southern California in December 1951. They settled in Covina, raising their family of five children. They moved to Bakersfield in the summer of 1963, making it their permanent home. Stan was a natural salesman. He held a variety of jobs; the career for which he was most known, was 41 years in the life insurance business. Stan inspired generations through his leadership in the community. He was several times a Master in the Free Masons, President of the Kiwanis and a pillar in his Temple. He volunteered at the Veteran's Clinic and proudly donned the clown costume to support the Shriner's Crippled Children's Hospital foundation. He cared deeply for his family and will be profoundly missed by many. Stan is survived by his wife, Norma; his children Jeff (Donna) Schwartz, Lisa Deem, Jack (Stacy) Schwartz, Helen (Tom) Armistead; 20 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and his brother Marvin (Roz). He was predeceased by his daughter, Holly. He is remembered fondly as the beloved "Pop" to many kids growing up. In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer donations to his cherished organizations: Temple Beth El - his Campership fund, Shriner's Crippled Children's Hospital and Chabad of Bakersfield. www.bakersfield.com/obits
Published in Bakersfield Californian on Mar. 12, 2013
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