Teri Gayle Frank Schwartz

December 23, 1945September 20, 2017

Teri Gayle Schwartz, of Raleigh, NC, passed away peacefully at home on September 20, 2017 at the age of 71.

Teri was born in Paterson, NJ on December 23, 1945 to Nathan and Essie Frank. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Teri spent many years working at AT&T, although her real passion was baking. Teri will be remembered for her fabulous Thanksgiving parties, rice pudding and family favorite, chocolate chip cookies.

Teri was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Edward Richard Schwartz; her parents, Nathan and Essie Frank; brother, Jerry Frank; and sister, Helen Stearns.

Teri is survived by her daughter, Debbie Pellegrini (Jim) of Cary, NC; son Howard Schwartz (Michele) of Winter Garden, FL; and her brother, Richard Frank of Westwood, NJ. She also leaves behind five grandchildren, Emily, Courtney, Marissa, Noah and Zachary.

A funeral service will be held 3:00pm Sunday, September 24, 2017 at Brown Wynne Funeral Home, 1701 East Millbrook Road, Raleigh, NC 27609 with a reception immediately following.

Please make donations to the Duke Cancer Center.

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September 25, 2017

I remember Teri as a very nice, warm person who was always a presence at family events. Our deepest sympathies to the family. Scott and Betsey Neslin

Andriette Gillard

September 24, 2017

Terri was a beautiful, courageous,kind and gracious woman. I will miss her, and will always be inspired by her example of living life to the fullest. My thoughts, prayers and empathy are with Terri's remarkable family during this difficult time.

Bob Stearns

September 23, 2017

Aunt Teri was a kind and gracious lady.Nothing but fond memories of her. May you rest in peace.Love you.

Joanie Upton

September 23, 2017

My thoughts and prayers ate with the family. I loved Aunt Teri so very much and cherish all the memories I have of her. She was a very strong woman and now her soul is free from the illness and she is with Uncle Eddie. May GOD watch over the family. I love you Aunt Teri, may you Rest In Peace.
Love Joanie

Risa Calva

September 23, 2017

My Aunt Teri was the most beautiful and classiest lady I have ever known. I have always held my Aunt in such high regard. Aunt Teri was the kind of woman I have always strived to be. I have so much love for my Aunt. I am truly heartbroken. But I take solace in the fact that she is now with my Uncle Eddie.
With all my love