David Schwartz, 90, of West Hartford passed away on Friday, December 7, 2012 in West Hartford. David was born on December 8, 1921, the son of Benny and Tillie (Mehlman) Schwartz of the Bronx, New York. David was a graduate of the Townsend Harris High School and the City College of New York.
After graduation David enlisted in the Army and served in Battery C of the 544th Field Artillery during the liberation of Luzon, for which he was awarded the President’s Unit Citation. While in military training at Penn State, David met Selma Milkofsky of East Hartford, CT. Upon discharge, David moved to Hartford, CT where he married Selma in 1946.
David was a kind man who believed in service to others, and was a founding member and served as president of Temple Beth Tefilah in East Hartford, a past president and Melvin Jones fellow of the East Hartford Lions Club, and served as president of B’nai Brith Lodge 13.
David was a CPA and partner in the firm of Booth, Schwartz and Pincus ( later Weinstein, Schwartz and Pincus). He was an avid amateur photographer and enjoyed traveling, especially river cruises in Europe.
In addition to his wife Selma, David is survived by a sister, Sylvia Horowitz of Florida, sons Gerald Schwartz and wife Janet of New Britain, and Jonathan Schwartz and wife Janet of Burlington, as well as grandchildren Benjamin, Rebecca, and Andrew, step grandchildren Casey Hubelbank and his wife Jennifer, and Buffy Hubelbank, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, George.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 12:00 Noon in the Chapel of the Weinstein Mortuary, 640 Farmington Avenue, Hartford with Rabbi David J. Small officiating. Burial, with military honors, will follow at Teferes Israel Cemetery, Wolcott Road in East Granby. In lieu of flowers the family respectfully asks that donations be sent to a charity of your choice. For further information, directions, or to sign the guest book for David, please visit online at www.weinsteinmortuary.com/funerals.cfm