Raymond Schwartz

November 15, 1936April 18, 2013

Raymond R. Schwartz, 76, passed away Thursday, April 18, 2013 at Methodist Hospital—Germantown. Ray was born November 15, 1936 in Kenosha, WI. He and his family later lived in Chicago, IL; Forrest City, AR; Jackson TN; and for the last 30 years in Germantown, TN. He attended the University of Wisconsin at Madison and was a senior purchasing agent until his retirement from Hunter Fan. He was preceded in death by his wife, Janet Jarchow Schwartz, his son Mark Schwartz, and his mother Mary Schwartz. He leaves behind two loving daughters, Rae Marie Richardson (Aodhan “Rick” Richardson), and Julie Richardson. He leaves one granddaughter, Victoria M. Veitenheimer. Ray was a life-long world traveler and leaves behind friends all over the United States, China, and several countries in Europe. Ray also leaves behind many dear friends at St. Brigid Catholic Church in Memphis, and at Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Olive Branch, MS. A Requiem Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 11:00 AM, at St. Brigid Catholic Church, 7801 Lowrance Rd, Memphis, TN 38125. Visitation will begin at St. Brigid Church at 10:30 AM, and Food and Fellowship in celebration of Ray’s life will be shared at the church immediately following Mass. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Catholic Charities of West Tennessee, 1325 Jefferson Ave., Memphis, TN 38104, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.


  • Visitation Wednesday, April 24, 2013
  • Memorial Service Wednesday, April 24, 2013

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Karen Hsu

June 4, 2013

Just Noted from the e-mail, feel my heart is Break! Ray is such a nice people which helped us a lot on the past! We would always remember him! He is the Kindest Man that I have ever meet!

Kathy Lindgren

May 6, 2013

To the Schwartz Family,

My husband, Doug Lindgren, worked for years at Hunter with Ray. He was a fine enmployee; so smart and honorable. I enjoyed seeing him and Jan at various social times through the years. We were deeply sorry to learn of his death on a chance meeting this weekend with Marty Fath. He will be missed by so many.

Deirdre Baker

April 25, 2013

My condolences to Ray's family. I knew him at St. Brigid and he was always a gentle, kind person. He will be missed.

Gloria Lindsey

April 24, 2013

My deepest condolences to Ray's family. Worked at Hunter Fan Company with Ray for 7 years and he always had a smile and a nice word for everyone. Have also enjoyed the beautiful emails he shared over the past years. RIP Ray

Gloria Lindsey Olive Branch, MS

Joe Graddy

April 23, 2013

My deepest sympathy goes out to all of Ray's family and friends. He had such a kindhearted spirit and was a pleasure to work with at Hunter Fan Company. He always enjoyed discussing and sharing his wealth of past travel destinations and experiences. I will miss the occasional lunches we shared. Rest in peace Ray.

April 23, 2013

My condolences to Rae and family. I worked with Ray for 15 years with Ray at Hunter Fan. he was a kind man.

April 22, 2013

With Deepest sympathy to Ray's family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Sheri Weigle

Bonnie Pittz

April 22, 2013

Ray, we have been friends for over 20 years. We worked together and have kept in touch since we both retired. May you rest in peace and thank you so much for all the beautiful pictures of places all over the world you sent to my e-mail. I feel like a world traveler just as you really were. You will be greatly miss by your friends and family.

Helen Prewitt

April 22, 2013

So sorry to hear about Ray. He was such a special person. No matter where he saw us he would always hug my neck. He will surely be missed.

christiane c

April 22, 2013

thank you, ray. miss you, ray. one's essence / true self / soul never dies, may you rest in peace and your timeless soul be with God of your own understanding.
with gratitude, peace, love, light and Amituofo.............