Leonard David Shwartz
October 11, 1931 - June 8, 2013
Leonard David Shwartz, 81, of Westport, CT, passed away Saturday, June 8, 2013 after a long illness. He was born on October 11, 1931 in the Bronx, NY to Harry Shwartz and Bertha Weitz Shwartz, both deceased.
He was a graduate of the Horace Mann School and the University of Pennsylvania, ’53. A lifelong entrepreneur and businessman, his last business before retirement was Leonard Shwartz Nissan in West Haven, CT. He was an active participant in the Beth El Minyannaires prayer group in Norwalk, CT, where he also served on the Beth El Board of Trustees and was a member of the Chevra Kadisha Zichron Shabtai Leib Burial Society of Greater Bridgeport.
He took particular joy in mentoring the youth of Congregation Beth El. For many years, he flew as an acrobatic pilot. He is survived by his wife Joan Shwartz; his sister, Ronnie Shwartz Lustig and her husband Jordan of Fairfield, CT; his children
Jeffrey Shwartz (Nancy) of Newtown, CT, Robbin Shwartz Golas (Gary) of Trumbull, CT and Joshua Kane (Abigail) of Brooklyn, NY; stepchildren Scott Rosen (Nancy) and Dinah Rosen; and grandchildren Tristan, Rivkah, Amelia, Alan, Elizabeth, Aviana, and Zachariah. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Maximillian Kane.
Services will be held on Monday at Congregation Beth El in Norwalk, CT at 11:00 AM. “To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.” In lieu flowers, contributions in his name may be made to: Congregation Beth El, 109 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06851.