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Jack Robert Swartz

  • | 8:17 a.m. September 1, 2023
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Jack Robert Swartz

SWARTZ - Jack Robert of Syracuse, NY and Longboat Key, FL passed away on August 23, 2023, at age 92, joining his beloved wife of 57 years Barbara Jean. Jack was the cherished father of John (Kim) Swartz, James (Lisa) Swartz, Jeffrey (Lori) Swartz, and Jennifer (Ky) Herreid; devoted grandfather of John (Sarah Freedman) Swartz, Emily (Alex) Romano; Nicole (Travis) Orr, Michael (Jessie) Swartz; Jillian (Gary) Cline, Kimberly (Devon Harvey) Swartz, Steven Swartz, Abigail Swartz, Cassandra Swartz, Emma McSherry; and Roxanna, Miranda, Phoebe, and Ayden Herreid; and great-grandfather of Isabella and Olivia Orr, Landon Swartz; and Josie Romano. Jack was preceded in death by his parents Clarence Eugene and Dorothy Virginia Swartz; brothers Clarence Swartz and Walter Swartz; and granddaughter Amanda Swartz. Jack is also survived by his sister Dorothy Miller, many cherished nieces and nephews, and his close friend and companion for the last several years Gisela Virgien of Longboat Key. Jack retired from Niagara Mohawk after 36 years, mainly working in the labor relations department, forging lasting long-term relationships with managers and union officials alike as he negotiated contracts for Niagara Mohawk and Canadian Niagara Power Corporations. Jack was a US Army Veteran having served during the Korean Conflict. Jack was very active in community events over the years, serving as campaign chair for the United Way, active in activities for Special Olympics as well as spending years as a little league baseball coach. He loved sports and was a dedicated Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres and Tampa Bay Rays fan. A memorial service will be planned for a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the American Heart Association or your local Hospice.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the American Heart Association or your local Hospice.


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