Emanuel Schwartz, 79, of Harlan passed away at 9:20 p.m. on Monday, July 29, 2013 at Parkview Regional Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born on July 10, 1934 in Adams County to Joseph and Elizabeth (Graber) Schwartz. He was married to Catherine Mae Schwartz.
He was owner of ERC Schwartz Masonry for 35 years before retiring in 2005 to take care of his wife. He was a member of South Scipio Church of the Brethren.
He is survived by a daughter, Cathy (Tim) Caywood of Harlan; three sons, Emanuel (Jane) Schwartz, Jr.; and Robert (Sara) Schwartz, both of Harlan; and William (Cathy) Schwartz of Fort Wayne; two brothers, Amos (Maggie) Schwartz of Harlan; and Rubin Schwartz of Mount Pelier, Michigan; sister, Betty Schwartz of New Haven; sister-in-law, Ann Schwartz of South Carolina; 16 grandchildren; and seven great-granchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife on July 11, 2011; six brothers; and three sisters.
Visitation will be from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, August 2 and one hour prior to the 1:00 p.m. funeral service on Saturday, August 3 at Church of the Good Shepherd. Burial will take place at Scipio Cemetery. Officiating will be Pastor Brad Miller, Pastor Gary Gates, and Pastor Ted Rapone.
Memorials may be made to South Scipio United Church of the Brethren.
Arrangements provided by Hockemeyer & Miller Funeral Home in Fort Wayne.