Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park & Funeral Home

2853 Sunset Point RD, Clearwater, FL

The Schwartz Family kindly requests that in lieu of flowers that you donate to any dog rescue or No Kill animal shelter in Tom's honor. Please let us know where you donated, if you so wish. It would ...


November 12, 1945February 11, 2020
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Thomas SCHWARTZ, age 74, of Clearwater, Florida passed away on Tuesday February 11, 2020. Thomas was born November 12, 1945.

A celebration of life service for Thomas will be held Saturday, February 22, 2020 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM at Sylvan Abbey - Funeral Home, 2853 SUNSET POINT RD, CLEARWATER, FL 33759.

Our family requests that in lieu of cards - please post to our online memorial site for everlasting remembrance. In lieu of flowers, please donate to any dog rescue or no kill animal shelter of your choice and let us know where you donated in honor of Tom.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.sylvanabbey.com for the SCHWARTZ family.

Thomas was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He leaves behind his wife of 54 years, Esta-Lee, his three children Amy, Kelly, Donald, his Daughter-in-Law Rachel and his three beautiful grandchildren Levi, Sawyer and Alexa. Thomas was preceded in death by his parents Abe and Florence and his brothers Steven and Mark. Thomas spent his life working very hard and enjoyed his time in Florida as a Realtor; he found relaxation from his dogs that he adored, and he was always prepared with biscuits for any furry friend he came across.

His favorite movies were Westerns and he loved hot dogs, chocolate chip cookies and tootsie rolls. He had a terrific sense of humor and an amazing strength and will to live!

Thomas will be missed dearly by many and we pray that his essence will live on as we celebrate his life and rejoice in fond memories. May The Schwartz Be With You Always!!


  • Memorial Service Saturday, February 22, 2020



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Barbara & Al Duca

February 24, 2020

Dear Essie & family,

We were so sorry to hear of the loss of Tommy. He was a loving husband, father and grand pop. I remember the day you and Tommy were married. You were both so young and in love. I was there with all your other friends and my Dad was there as the wedding photographer. You were so beautiful and Tommy was so handsome . It was true love and my Dad captured the essence of your love in these photos posted on your website. Tom was the love of your life. Over your 54 years of marriage you shared many beautiful memories. As you raised your family there were good times and hard times but the strength of your love carried you through. Looking at the photos of you and Tommy with your children and grandkids, I can see the gift of love shining through them. Tommy’s legacy is his gift of love to you and his family. That Love will live on forever in your hearts and memories. We offer our heartfelt sympathy and wish you well. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. All our Love, Barbara & Al Duca

Shara Cohen

February 21, 2020

Dear Essie,Amy,Kelly,Donald and family,

Thinking of you all and sending heartfelt condolences . I hope you find some much-needed comfort in the memories you share . I am grateful I got to visit with Tommy ( always witty), and family in December .. see his whimsical artwork on the walls and
reminisce . I remember fun times growing up with all at Aunt Shirley’s . I know he will be sadly missed . Sending Hugs.
Love, Cousin Shara & family XO❤️

Donna Debs

February 18, 2020

Dear Cousins -- I am thinking of all of you during this difficult time and remembering Tom as a teenager. If I remember right, wild and crazy and fun! I remember Essie and Tom as one of my first in-love couples -- they seemed so grown up to me, knew so much more about the world than I did, though I was not much younger. Obviously, they had the right idea from early on -- 54 years together. Amazing! -- I'm sending all of you a big hug and much strength. I'm so happy I was able to see Tom, Essie, Amy and Kelly back in December, to give Tom a kiss, and to briefly share your devotion to each other at such a hard time. Tom was still making jokes. Funny until the end! I appreciate the long months of caring you have all been part of, and I send all of you blessings for a smooth transition in your family. Much love, Cousin Donna

Lora Kraus

February 18, 2020

Dear Amy and Schwartz Family,

I am very sorry for the loss of your dear loved one. I am holding you in thought as you move through this difficult time.


Bob and Carolyn Guth

February 18, 2020

We have known Tom since the early sixties. He was a true friend with a great sense of humor! He will be sadly missed. His wife Esta also a dear friend of ours, have had many memorable times together. Our deepest sympathy to Esta, Amy, Kelly, and Donald. He loved you all!! Until we meet again our friend!

Dottie Kiellach

February 17, 2020

I first met Tom as an upbeat real estate agent working with me at LSI Real Estate Services many years ago. We enjoyed working together and shared many lunches and laughter together. Tom was always the first to offer his helping hand to anyone who needed it. He was a fine man who loved life and will be missed by many.

Nancy Schwartz

February 16, 2020

As a best friend of Tom's daughter, Kelly, since Kelly and I were in 4th grade, I will always have very fond memories of Tom as a loving dad and a very happy man! He loved having us around the house and he always had such great energy.

My deepest condolences to the Schwartz family. Tom will always live on in our hearts!

Sari Sprenger-Greenberg

February 16, 2020

Kelly, my BFF, words cannot describe the deepest, heartfelt sympathy that is with you right now. Your dad was funny, kind, courageous, and brave. I will always remember the times we stayed up late, chatting with your dad before he left for work, when we were in junior high. He was a hard worker, and loved you all so much. He will always live on in your heart, and beautiful memories. Sending all of my love and prayers to you, your mom, Amy and Don!
I love you!!!!
Love, Sari

Glenn and Patti Scalia

February 14, 2020

To Tom's family,
Thank you for sharing him with us. Although he'll be missed, we'll always take comfort in the treasured memories of good times spent with our dear friend.

Marilyn Vivian

February 14, 2020

Dear Essie and loving family,
A round fifty years ago our families met in Indianapolis, Ind.
We meshed together and became extended family to each
other. Holidays were celebrated with good food, picking
at left overs and feeling loved.
Words like fortitude and endurance come forward now, as you,
Essie and Tom faced his health issues early in life.
Tom had perseverance and humor. My memory of him and his
constant dog companion, George, taking their stroll down the
middle of Commonwealth Ct will bring a smile to my heart.
They were a couple of "cool dudes."
Prayer blessings to each of you for your needs.

Love, Marilyn


Thomas Schwartz 11/12/1945


Florence Sobel Schwartz


The Schwartz’s before Dad


Thomas Schwartz 11-12-1945


The Schwartz Boys


Handsome Young Man


Tom and Esta - their first New Years Eve


The beautiful couple


Wedded Kiss


Cut the cake