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Obituary for Robert L. Schwarz
Robert L. Schwarz, 93 years, formerly of Catasauqua and Allentown, died Saturday November 23, 2013 at Luther Crest in Allentown. He was the husband of the late Helen (McKeever) Schwarz. Born in Catasauqua, he was the son of the late George and Anna (Leickel) Schwarz. Robert was a graduate of Catasauqua High School and Duke University (Durham, NC), where he was one of the first students at the Duke Marine Lab in Beaufort, NC. Robert was a WWII veteran having served as a medic in the Army and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. After the war, he worked at Lederle Laboratories before establishing his own medical supply company in Easton, PA. At the age of 58 he changed careers: became an investment advisor and held positions at various firms - most recently Janney Montgomery Scott of Allentown, where he worked until September, 2013. Robert was a faithful member of the First Presbyterian Church of Allentown. He enjoyed music, words, swimming, and cycling. He was a passionate supporter of Duke University basketball, travelling as far as Hawaii, Alaska, and China to attend games with his wife Helen. Surviving are daughters Gretchen Schwarz and Holly Schwarz Dykes; five grandchildren, Simon, Ethan, Lindsay, Laura and Nathan and seven great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brother George Gordon Schwarz. A memorial service will be held Monday, December 2nd at 11 AM at First Presbyterian Church of Allentown, Cedar Crest Boulevard and Tilghman St. There will be a calling hour in the church from 10:00 AM until 11:00AM Monday.Please make memorial donations to First Presbyterian Church of Allentown. Arrangements by the Brubaker Funeral Home, Inc. of Catasauqua.