In Memoriam -- Richard Merrill Schwartz (T-8)
Richard Merrill Schwartz, 66, loving son, husband, father, grandfather,
mentor and friend took his leave from those who loved him September 28,
2009. Richard was a native Bostonian who called Houston home for nearly
three decades before his recent move to Charlotte, NC.
A former civil rights activist, Peace Corps Volunteer (TEFL/Merzifon), and anthropology
professor, he shared his love of cultural studies and travel with his
family; and his love of his family with all who would listen. Always the
educator, his most recent job with Met Life afforded him the ability to
mentor others and the opportunity to forge lasting friendships. To friends
and family alike, Richard left the gift of wit.
He is survived by his wife, Karen; his children, Rachel Schwartz, Alexis
Schwartz, and step-daughter Ginger Gilbert; his grandchild, Eleanor Celia
McConville; his mother, Selma Binderman; and his faithful dog, Riya.