Richard F. Schwartz, 77 of Findley Lake, N.Y., peacefully passed away at his home on Wednesday, April 11, 2012, surrounded by family following a lengthy illness. He was born in Erie on October 13, 1934. He proudly served in the U.S. Coast Guard. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying fishing, wood carving, and photography. He was most happy spending time with his family and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Marion Schwartz of Erie, Pa.; and twin brother, Gerald Schwartz. He is survived by his beloved wife, Faith Schwartz; daughter, Vicki Schwartz-Nitkiewicz, her husband, Gary, and their children, Tara and Julian Nitkiewicz of New York; sons, David and Dale Schwartz of Florida and their children, Eric, Summer, Haley, Derek, and Dana; sister, Mrs. Jacquelyn Borkowski, and her husband, Chet; nephew, Daniel Manning; nieces, Debra Rehberg and Nikki Landenberger; and many other loved friends and relatives. No calling hours will be observed. Memorials can be made to Spitzer Funeral Home in Sherman, N.Y.
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Published in the Erie Times-News on Apr. 19, 2012