November 20, 1924 – December 5, 2018
Schwartz, Thomas, 94, WWII Navy Veteran passed away on December 5th, 2018. Born in New York City he lived through the Great Depression which taught him about the value of life and family that he adhered to his whole life. In High School, Thomas was selected to work on the Manhattan Project. Headed by Albert Einstein this ultimately led to development of the Atom Bomb. During WWII, he served in the role of Electronics Technician on a troop carrier ship. He managed, operated and repaired the ship’s radar equipment.
Shortly after the war, he met and married his wife, Nadya. They began a new life in Baltimore, Maryland where he was an Electrical Engineer. There they brought two children into the world. He saw them grow up, get married and have children of their own.
In 2013, he moved to Tampa to be close to his Son and Grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Nadya Schwartz. He is survived by his children, Amy Kriston and Michael Schwartz, Son-in-law Francis Kriston, three Grandchildren, one Step-Grandchild, and one great Granddaughter.
Interment will be private. There will be a celebration of the life of an extraordinary man in January at a date to be announced. In lieu of flowers donations in his name may be made to Animal Luvrs Dream Rescue, Www.animalluvrs.org or WBJC, www.wbjc.com
Thomas will be buried in the Veterans Cemetery outside of Baltimore, MD.