Family-Placed Funeral Notice
WALTER A. SCHWARTZ Walter A. Schwartz (Wally), a former radio and television broadcasting executive, died on Wednesday, December 14 at Bethesda Memorial Hospital in Boynton Beach, Florida. Wally was born in Detroit, Michigan, attended Michigan State University and graduated from Wayne State University in Detroit. He served as a Lieutenant in the Army Air Corps during World War II and again with the Air Force during the Korean War. Wally began his career in radio with WWJ in Detroit and then moved to New York where he became General Manager of WABC. In 1967, Wally was named President of the ABC Radio Network. During his administration, ABC adopted its unique four network programming plan which transformed the organization into the nation's largest and most profitable network. In 1972 he was named President of ABC Television where he oversaw the ABC Television Network, ABC Sports and ABC Entertainment. In 1975, he joined the John Blair Company as president of it's television stations and then became President and CEO of Blair Television from which he retired in 1986. Wally is survived by his wife of sixty years, Virginia (Ginny), his daughter Leslie Frazer of Churchville, Maryland, his son, Kerry of Indianapolis, Indiana, five grandchildren and one great grandchild. There will be a memorial service held in Boynton Beach, Florida in January. Boynton Memorial ChapelFamily owned & operated(561) 734-5600
Published in The Palm Beach Post from Dec. 19 to Dec. 20, 2005.