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Phillip John Schwartz

Obituary for Phillip John Schwartz

July 28, 1930 - August 6, 2017
Tucson, Arizona | Age 87


Phillip John Schwartz died surrounded by family August 6, 2017 in Oro Valley, Arizona. He was born July 28, 1930 in Aurora, Illinois to Philip and Mary Schwartz.

Phillip attended Marmion Military Academy in Aurora, Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts and IIT in Chicago. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps. Phillip went on to estimate architectural steel projects for 35 years for Garbe Iron Works in Aurora. He was a devout Catholic and member of Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish in Aurora. Phillip retired from Garbe Iron Works in 1995 and moved to Catalina, Arizona where he has been a member of Santa Catalina Catholic Church ever since.

Phillip is preceded in death by his parents Philip and Mary; his brothers, Paul Balika, Louis Balika and Alvin Schwartz as well as his sister, Helen Schwartz.

Phillip is survived by his loving wife, Laura Schwartz; his beloved children, Diane (Robert) Long, Michael (Lori) Schwartz, Karen McFarland and Mark (Rosa) Schwartz as well as his step children, Ronald Reuter and Karen (Jayme) Kahle. He is survived by his sister, Mary Ann (Merwyn) Johnson. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Jennifer, Matthew, Kimberly, Christopher, Nicole, Erik, Megan, Evelyn, Christopher, Jacob and Aaron as well as his great grandchildren, Kathryn, Maverick and Harrison. He has one great great grandchild, Emily as well as several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 from 4 P.M.- 8 P.M at The Healy Chapel, 370 Division Dr., Sugar Grove, IL. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 10:30 AM at Saint Katharine Drexel Catholic Church, 8S055 Dugan Rd., Sugar Grove, IL. Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Aurora.

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370 Division Dr
Sugar Grove, IL 60554
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