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Michael Joel Schwartz Sr.

June 16, 1948July 22, 2020

Michael Joel Schwartz , Sr. Born: June 16, 1948 Departed: July 22, 2020 Husband to : Gaye Schwartz Son of Henry Schwartz (Deceased) and Genevieve Schwartz (Deceased) Father to: Michael Schwartz, Joseph Schwartz, Lauren Schwartz, Kathryn Ballard, William Schwartz Step Father to: Alison Roberts, Kimberly Calamita Grandfather to: D'Shawn, David, Tia, Aaliyah, Monica, Bella, Sarah, Audrey, Emmajane, Christian, Justin, Brayden, Nicholas, Bailey, Trey and Tai. Father in law to: Reshana, Heather, Todd, Beth, Danny and Joseph. Brother to: Henry Schwartz and Peter Schwartz (deceased). Honorable friend to: Frank Jellison and Dennis Mood. At 6:34am on Wednesday, July 20, 2020 we lost an honorable and sincere man. (Thanks to Alison Roberts for the following memorial)

"Michael was stronger than anyone could have imagined. He was a fighter and fought through so many battles just to make it to the next day. But, a fighter was just the first thing you should know about Michael. He was a carpenter/woodworker/cabinet maker and loved to build things with his hands. He was a cook and loved to feed those that he loved. He was a “mountain man” and loved seeing all the beauty in Colorado. He was a comedian and always had a joke for an occasion. He was the man that brought my mom so much happiness. I can not begin to explain the bond my mom and Michael have had throughout their lives. I wish that people could experience a fraction of the connection they had for each other. "

Michael loved his music. Accomplished player of the drums; guitar and most talented singer. Loved all his children and grandchildren and their families. So proud and "braggadocious" of all his family and loved ones. He was a true friend. Loyal and considerate to all he cared about. He was unique in his ways and most sincere in his heart. Old fashioned and grateful to be the Baby Boomer that he was and a very proud man.

"Michael you have fought more than anyone could ever ask.... like my nephew said 'he will always live in our hearts”. May God bless you Michael as you watch over my mom and all of us." Written by Alison Roberts about her step-father.

We will always remember you - In loving and eternal memory of Michael J. Schwartz Sr.


  • Gaye Schwartz, Spouse
  • Henry Schwartz (Genevieve), Father (deceased)
  • Michael Schwartz, Son
  • Joseph Schwartz, Son
  • Lauren Schwartz, Daughter
  • Kathryn Ballard, Daughter
  • William Schwartz, Son
  • Alison Roberts, Step Daughter
  • Kimberly Calamita, Step Daughter
  • D'Shawn, Grandchild
  • David, Grandchild
  • Tia, Grandchild
  • Aaliyah, Grandchild
  • Monica, Grandchild
  • Bella, Grandchild
  • Sarah, Grandchild
  • Audrey, Grandchild
  • Emmajane, Grandchild
  • Christian, Grandchild
  • Justin, Grandchild
  • Brayden, Grandchild
  • Nicholas, Grandchild
  • Bailey, Grandchild
  • Trey, Grandchild
  • Tai, Grandchild
  • Reshana, Daughter-in-law
  • Heather, Daughter-in-law
  • Todd, Son-in-law
  • Beth, Daughter-in-law
  • Danny, Son-in-law
  • Joseph, Son-in-law
  • Henry Schwartz, Brother
  • Peter Schwartz, Brother (deceased)

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Michael Joel Schwartz Sr.

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Bobby and Eileen Fortson

July 27, 2020

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith (2 Timothy 4:7) ~~~~You have blessed us all with your treasured legacy of truly amazing kids and beautiful precious grandkids! Rest in peace~~~

Glenn and Carol Ballard

July 23, 2020

Mike was a giant of a man both literally and metaphorically. We enjoyed our conversations with him and felt empowered that we thought alike on many issues.


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