Daniel Herbert Schwartz
March 4, 1929 – March 2, 2018
The heavenly trumpets sounded on March 2, 2018 welcoming gentle, compassionate and loving Dan Schwartz just 2 days before his 89th birthday. Born in Sharon, PA to Goldie and Max Schwartz, the family relocated to California in the 1940’s. He entered the USAF, serving 4 years as an A&E mechanic and ending his AF career at Williams Air Force Base, Chandler, AZ. He met Norma at Williams and after a whirlwind courtship, they shared 65 years of marriage. His work ethic, dedication to detail and easygoing manner brought accolades during his 25 years at Arizona Public Service Company, he retired as Sales Manager in 1975. His later career ventures encompassed production/manufacturing, commercial Christmas decorating, home inspection then retirement. Membership and volunteering beckoned him in many directions, i.e. Boy Scouts, school activities, BPOE, and church events. His heart led him to Masonic teachings and he became a Master Mason 49 years ago. Noted in his Masonic journey is Worshipful Master of Silver Trowel Lodge #29 in 1977, Mason of the Year 2004 and 14 years as Secretary of Paradise Valley Silver Trowel Lodge #29 ending in 2015. Dan’s family always came first whether it was as a cheering sideliner, a Boy Scout leader or a paint-drenched prop builder, his presence and support was important. Dan is survived by his Wife, Norma: Daughter and Son-in-law Betty and Chuck Buell: Granddaughter, Jennifer Messer and Son Bob.
In lieu of flowers, the family humbly suggests a donation in Dan’s name to:
Desert Mission Adult Day Health Care 303 E. Eva Street Phoenix, AZ 85020 or Gardiner Home – Hospice of the Valley 1522 W Myrtle Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85021 Or FROG Camp c/o Resurrection Lutheran Church 4930 E. Greenway Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85254
- Hospice of the Valley - Gardiner Home
Desert Mission Adult Day Health Care
303 East Eva Street 85020, Phoenix, Arizona
FROG Camp, Resurrection Lutheran Church
4930 E. Greenway Road 85254, Scottsdale, Arizona
Celebration of Life
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Paradise Valley Silver Trowel Lodge #29
16027 N. 25th Street
- Celebration of LIfe Sunday, March 18, 2018
Daniel Herbert Schwartz
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March 12, 2018
My love and memories of Dad will always be with me. He was a man of great integrity. He was a very kind and gentle man. He was caring, compassionate and always willing to help others and never asked for anything in return. He was loving, easy to talk to, an excellent listener, had a lot of patience, fun to be with and had a great sense of humor. I have to say he was one terrific guy!!
Most of all he was my DAD! He was always there for me, both the good times and the bad. He gave me support and guidance, words of wisdom and a tremendous amount of advice. He was someone I could always depend on and I knew that he would be there for me. I will always be proud of him and all that he accomplished. He was my rock, my support system and my friend!
Dad, you will forever and always be in my heart! I love you and miss you!
J Michael Jones
March 9, 2018
It has been hard these past many months to walk into PVST #29 and not see Dan Schwartz somewhere in the lodge. When working as Sec. - either behind his desk in the front office, at his desk in the lodge room, in the dining room overseeing the mailing of the Trestleboard or since retiring as Sec he sat on the sidelines. We all watched him struggle with his duties during meetings reciting his parts as Secretary but we understood as he persevered. There have only been a few men as dedicated to PVST # 29 as Dan. He gave of himself tirelessly to be not only our Secretary but a true brother and friend. We all have our memories of the great times with Dan & Norma in the lodge dining room, at their favorite spot the Haymaker, at a Tuesday morning breakfast, or just a visit somewhere. Remember the good times and know he is with us always in our hearts. Make a promise to stay in touch with his bride Norma.
March 4, 2018
Dan was the kindest and most gentle man we have met. When Jack called PVST Dan answered... The rest is history. Dan guided Jack through his Masonic journey and was a mentor, teacher and friend. The strong silent type - you knew when he DID speak you should listen! With one raised eyebrow or a smirk you could tell his mood! Dan Schwartz left us all better folks for having been our friend and we will miss him terribly. Norma - We love you <3