In Remembrance of Leonard Schwartz

Leonard Schwartz

Leonard Schwartz

Nicholson, PA January 26, 1922 ~ March 31, 2013 Date of Service: April 7, 2013

 Leonard Schwartz, 91, Nicholson, died Sunday in Moses Taylor Hospital.


Born in Wilkes-Barre, he was the son of the late Samuel and Gussie Finkelstein Schwartz. Except for four years of religious studies in Wilkes-Barre and two years in the U.S. Army, where he served in the Intelligence Division during WWII outside Washington, D.C., he was a lifelong resident of Nicholson.  He graduated from Keystone Junior College and was the owner-operator of Schwartz’s Army-Navy and Firearms Store in Nicholson, formerly known as People’s Clothing Store, which was
founded by his late uncle in 1906 and subsequently acquired by his father Samuel.

He was a seventy-five year member of both the American Legion Post #953, Nicholson, and of the Nicholson Lodge #438 F&AM, where he served both as a past master.  He was very devoted to the town of Nicholson having served as a former Mayor, the Chief of Police, and was also a past–president of the Nicholson Volunteer Fire Department. He also served as a Deputy Sheriff of Wyoming County for more than forty years and was highly qualified as a Distinguished Marksman with respect to consistent firearms qualifications.

Surviving is a son Lawrence B. Schwartz, New York City and his wife Laurie, who Leonard considered as his daughter; three grandsons, Joshua, Jason and Dylan Schwartz; a sister,  Hilma Cramer, Jenkintown, PA; and numerous  nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Lois Kaiser and Florence Berger.

Family and friends are invited to a graveside funeral service Sunday at 3:30 P.M. in the Dalton Jewish Cemetery, Shoemaker Road, Dalton.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion Post #953, P.O.B. 334, Nicholson, PA, 18446.


There is no local shiva.






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Melissa Brace
Posts: 7
Re: In Remembrance of Leonard Schwartz
Reply #1 on : Sat April 06, 2013, 19:56:18
Lenny was a kind gentle hearted man who will be deeply missed by all who knew him. I got to become friends with Lenny the past few years at the Jewish home. I will remember him playing the violin and showing everyone his badge that he was so proud of. I will miss you dearly Lenny. I hope you are at peace and back with your buddy George. Missy