Vernon Schwarz

Vernon Schwarz Vernon Schwarz, a longtime resident of Mill Valley, died December 22, 2012 in Sammamish, WA. He was 90. Vern was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend whose unfailing good humor brightened the days of all around him. He was a passionate sports fan. He loved baseball, especially the A's, and football, especially the 49ers. He was a 49er season-ticket holder for many years at Candlestick Park. He enjoyed party games, gag gifts, bowling, slot machines and working as a movie and television extra in the Bay Area. He appeared in the movie "Tucker" and the TV show "Midnight Caller." He was born and raised on Chicago's South Side, where he played amateur baseball, rooted for the White Sox and NFL Chicago Cardinals and met the love of his life, LaVerne. During World War II he served in Marine Corps Aviation, on land and on aircraft carriers. He worked for Ma Bell for 35 years in Chicago and San Francisco as an installer, repairman, instructor and supervisor, then lived a long and fulfilling retirement in Mill Valley and Issaquah, WA, surrounded by family. Vern is survived by LaVerne, his wife of 67 years; son, Glenn of Pleasant Hill, CA; daughter, Wendy O'Neil. of Issaquah; grandson, Evan O'Neil, of Issaquah; granddaughters Haley O'Neil of Issaquah and Chloe Schwarz of Pleasant Hill; and daughter-in-law, Cindy Schwarz, of Pleasant Hill. Donations in Vern's memory may be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, P.O. Box 1221, Chicago, Ill. 60690-1221.

Published in Marin Independent Journal on Dec. 30, 2012