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Lois J. "Newman" Schwartz

May 18, 1931 — March 8, 2023

Lois J. Schwartz, 91, of Reiffton, Exeter Township passed away at Keystone Villa in Douglasville on Wednesday, March 8, 2023. She was the wife of the late Richard C. Schwartz, who predeceased her on August 16, 2011. They were married on August 27, 1954. Born in Wilkes-Barre, PA on May 18, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Martha (Sneaden) Newman.

Mrs. Schwartz began teaching in the Antietam School District in 1952. She took a leave in 1960 to care for their two sons. She returned to teaching in 1971 in the Exeter School District (Lorane and Lausch) as an elementary school teacher until her retirement from the public school system in 1993. She was a member of the Pennside Presbyterian Church, Mt. Penn, PA. Mrs. Schwartz was a 1948 graduate of Coughlin High School and a 1952 graduate of Bloomsburg University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. She also received a Master’s Degree equivalency from Millersville University. She was a member of Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.

Mrs. Schwartz is survived by her two sons, Richard C. Jr., husband of Ruth (Gilbert) Schwartz of Simi Valley, California, and Robert C. of Conshohocken, Pennsylvania; and four grandchildren: Laura and Andrew Schwartz and Brittany and Sydney Campbell. She was predeceased by two brothers, Thomas F., formerly of St. Lawrence, and Fred W. Newman, Jr., formerly of Cleveland.

A visitation with family and friends will be held on Saturday, March 18, 2023 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, with services beginning at 12:00 pm in Lutz Funeral Home, Inc., 2100 Perkiomen Avenue., Mount Penn. Interment will be held privately at Indiantown Gap Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Pennside Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, 253 N. 25th Street, Reading, PA 19606. For online condolences, please visit www.lutzfuneralhome.com
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