Philip Bernard Schworer M.D.(1933 - 2013)


Dr. Philip Bernard Schworer, 80, of Lakeside Park, Kentucky, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 24, 2013. Dr. Schworer began his practice in Northern Kentucky in 1960 with an office in Ft. Mitchell and later moving to Florence. His generosity became his trademark. Dr. Schworer was known to give free medical care for those who were truly in need. In fact, this generosity was chronicled in a book titled "Pink Lemonade, Freshly Squeezed Insights to Stir Your Faith" by Gayle Zinda. Ms. Zinda's family was recipient of this great spirit of generosity. Dr. Schworer was a U.S. Army Veteran, serving his county during the Vietnam War. Upon the completion of his service, Dr. Schworer worked nights in the Emergency Room at Good Samaritan Hospital, while also taking advantage of the GI Bill to focus on pulmonary disease and allergies. In 1974 he re-entered private practice. During Dr. Schworer's career, he served as Chief of Staff of physicians and Chairman of the Pulmonology and Pharmacy Departments at St. Elizabeth Medical Center. He was also a member of the American College of Internal Medicine. Dr. Schworer will be remembered for his great love of family, his profession, Education and Cadillacs. Dr. Schworer is survived by his loving wife Margaret (Gorman) Schworer. He will be greatly missed by his children: Philip (Lynn) Schworer, Mary (Dr. Frank) Garamy, Tony (Vonnie) Schworer, Michael (Wendy) Schworer, Angie (Rich) Schworer-Byrd, Marc (Amy) Schworer. He was the proud grandfather of 16 and great grand-father of 4. Dr. Schworer is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Monday, December 30, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Middendorf Funeral Home, 3312 Madison Pike, Ft. Wright, KY 41017. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at Blessed Sacrament Church, 2409 Dixie Highway, Ft. Mitchell, KY 41017. Burial will immediately follow at Floral Hills Cemetery, Taylor Mill, KY. In Lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to: The Philip B. Schworer, M.D. Scholarship Fund c/o St. Elizabeth Healthcare Foundation, 1 Medical Village Drive, Suite 213, Edgewood, KY 41017. Online memorials may be expressed to:

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Published in the Kentucky Enquirer from Dec. 27 to Dec. 29, 2013