Gregory Schwartz

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Gregory Schwartz

PORTSMOUTH - Gregory Schwartz, died February 4 from complications of heart disease, with his wife by his side.

Greg earned a BA at Colgate, an MSW at New York University, and a Ph.D. in Creative Writing and Literature from The Union Institute. He worked as a therapist in Portsmouth, NH for many years, having an expertise in working with domestic violence and couples. It was important to him that he made a difference, especially in terms of making the world a more peaceful place. Greg loved to write screenplays. He wrote four screenplays - one of which was award-winning and received a movie option. He was a singer, having sung locally with The Funky Divas, and Rock My Soul and was an excellent percussionist. He brought boundless shining energy to all he undertook. To quote his son Dylan, "He was the most generous, loving, hilarious and talented man I have ever met. You will always be a part of me."

Greg married the love of his life, Maddi Wallach 23 years ago. He was her soul mate and life partner in the deepest sense of those words. He was a proud and loving father to his stepdaughter, Bailey, and his son, Dylan. He was completely delighted by his granddaughter, Grace and his grandson, Sean.

Greg was predeceased by his father, Myles, and his son-in-law, Paul Agakian. He also leaves behind his mother, Phyllis; sister Wendy Schwartz and her partner Amy; sister Suzanne Bauman and her husband, Alfred; brothers Jeff and Jon; his dog and walking partner, Noodle, and a large circle of close friends.

A public memorial service will be held on March 2, 2013, at 2 p.m. at South Church, 292 State Street, Portsmouth NH.

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Published in Fosters from Feb. 11 to Feb. 14, 2013