(October 17, 1928 – October 10, 2010)
Robert E. Schwartz, 81, of Midland died Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010 at his home. Bob was born on Oct. 17, 1928 in Midland to Vera and Russell Schwartz. Mr. Schwartz was a lifetime resident of Midland, graduating from Midland High School in 1946. He graduated from University of Michigan, College of Architecture & Design in 1954. He had an active architecture practice in Midland until the time of his death. Bob was involved in a lot of professional and civic activities which included the U of M Presidents Club, Midland City Planning Commission, Riverfront Beautification Committee, Midland City Building Board of Appeals and many, many more. Bob is survived by his wife Barbara; daughters and son-in-laws, Linda Schwartz and Dave Yoder of Bonita Springs, FL, Sara and Gary Noteware of Traverse City; son, Robert Schwartz Jr. of New York City; grandchildren, Mark & Lisa Farrell of Traverse City; great grandson, Tegan Farrell; brother-in-law, Jake Vitkuske and sister-in-law Betty VanderKelen. The family will receive friends at Smith-Miner Funeral Home on Tuesday Oct. 12 from 5 to 7 pm. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Salvation Army or the charity of one’s choice. Online condolences can be given at smithminer.com.