Dr. Robert James Schwarz (Bob), 90, of Sea Girt, NJ, formerly of Short Hills, NJ, passed away peacefully into eternal rest on August 24, 2020.
Born in New York City to the late Milton and Irene Schwarz, his family moved to Chatham where he was raised. He attended Chatham High School and graduated in 1947. He went on to graduate from Duke University where he was an active member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. He then attended Temple University’s School of Dentistry where he earned his D.D.S. degree. Immediately following, Bob proudly served in the United States Air Force as a dental physician in Fairbanks, Alaska.
In 1961, Bob married Kay Palmer, his beloved wife of 59 years. He established a private dental practice in Chatham which he owned and operated for over 30 years. Bob resided in Short Hills for most of his adult life and raised his family there. He retired to Sea Girt where he enjoyed the beach and quality time with his wife, daughters, grandchildren, and two favorite dogs, Jackie and Bailey.
Bob was a member of the New Jersey Dental Society and a member of Canoe Brook Country Club in Summit, NJ. He enjoyed playing golf, travelling, dining out, and was an avid reader. He was also a loyal fan to his two favorite collegiate teams during basketball and football season: The Duke Blue Devils and the Clemson Fighting Tigers.
Bob is survived by his wife, Kay Schwarz, and his daughters, Catherine (Cathy) Judge and Laura Hennigan, and her husband Robert of Montville. He is also survived by his five cherished grandchildren- Sean, Colleen, Kelly, Jack, and Colin. He will be greatly missed by all those who loved him.
Visitation will be held prior to the Mass on Monday, August 31, 2020 from 9-10:30 AM at Wm. A. Bradley & Son Funeral Home, 345 Main Street, Chatham, NJ 07928. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 AM at St. Patrick Church, 85 Washington Avenue, Chatham, NJ 07928. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover, NJ. In lieu of flowers, those who wish can make a donation in Robert’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or to the Wounded Warrior Project.
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