In memory of
Lester Schwartz, 95, of Tiverton passed away on Friday, September 7, 2018 at the Fall River Jewish Home. He was the husband of seventy-one years to Dorothy (Lichter) Schwartz. Lester was born in Fall River the son of the late Hyman and Goldie (Cohen) Schwartz. He was a graduate of BMC Durfee High School class of 1940 and from Bentley College in 1942. Mr. Schwartz served his country during WWII with the United States Coast Guard. Lester owned and operated Schwartz Hardware in Fall River for many years. He was a member of Temple Beth El in Fall River. Lester also taught for the United States Power Squadrons in Fall River. He enjoyed sailing and was an avid tennis player. Survivors are two sons: Richard S. Schwartz of Fall River, MA; Daniel R. Schwartz DVM of Mansfield, CT; a daughter in law: Diane Dolphin of Smithfield, RI; along with several nieces and nephews. He was the father of the late Charles V. Schwartz and brother of the late Joseph L. Schwartz, David Schwartz and Issac Schwartz. His Funeral Service with Military Honors will be held on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 1pm in Temple Beth El, 385 High Street Fall River. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Burial will be private at the request of the family. Memorial donations in his memory can be made to Temple Beth El. Memorial Observance will be held at the family home, 25 Summerfield Lane, Tiverton, RI on Monday, September 17, 2018 from 5-8pm. All arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Hathaway Home for Funerals, 1813 Robeson Street, Fall River. To light a memorial candle, sign guest book, temple directions go to www.hathawayfunerals.com or call 508 673-0781.
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