AMHERST - Angeline "Angie" Emma Schwartz, 92, of Lexington, formerly of Amherst and Hadley, passed away Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, at Pine Knoll Nursing Center in Lexington.
Born Sept. 27, 1920, in New York City, she was the daughter of Leopold David and Emma (Bietenholz) Stern.
She was educated in New York City schools and graduated from Julia Richman High School with honors. Angie was awarded a scholarship to Long Island University but was unable to accept due to family circumstances.
She worked for the family real estate and insurance business before relocating to Washington D.C., where she worked for various Federal government departments including the War Production Board and the Department of Commerce. Angie also worked for the Motion Picture Association of America.
She married George Schwartz in 1950. They relocated to Philadelphia, Pa., and Rochester, N.Y., before settling in the Amherst area in 1965 and building their home on Frost Lane in Hadley, where she lived for almost 40 years. In Amherst, Angie worked as an administrative assistant for the Amherst College History Department while George taught at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
After retirement in 1983, she and George traveled extensively throughout the United States and abroad. She continued traveling with friends after George passed away in 1992. She enjoyed socializing, dancing, gardening, hiking, walking, golfing, summer theatre productions, concerts and other cultural events.
She moved to the Applewood Retirement Community in 2003, where she found many new friendships among the other residents and staff and renewed acquaintances with many old friends. She moved to Leland Home in Waltham in 2010, and Pine Knoll Nursing Center later that year.
She was predeceased by her husband George of 42 years and her brother Leopold Stern and his wife Lillian Stern.
She is survived by her nephew Lowell Stern of Bedford; her niece Lynnell Stern of Lexington; three grandnephews; three grandnieces; and two great-grandnephews.
A private burial will be held in Plainville Cemetery in Hadley, next to her husband George, at a later date.
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Amherst, MA 01002
Published in Daily Hampshire Gazette on Sept. 10, 2013