Leo J. Schwartz Jr., 77

JUNE 19, 1934-SEPT. 22, 2011

September 23, 2011

Leo Joseph Schwartz Jr., 77, of Sharpsburg, Md., and formerly of Baltimore, Md., died Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born June 19, 1934, in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Leo Joseph Schwartz Sr. and Hilma Sheldon Schwartz.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jessie Darlene Whetzel Schwartz, on March 7, 2009.

He was a self-employed truck driver until his retirement.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during the Korean War.

He was a Catholic.

He was a member of the American Legion and Moose Lodge, both of Glen Burnie, Md.

He is survived by son, John H. Schwartz and his wife, Kim, of Sharpsburg; son, Leo J. Schwartz III of Baltimore; brother, Donald R. Schwartz of Pasadena, Md.; brother, Clifford P. Schwartz of Baltimore; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Patricia L. Hampton; one sister, Geraldine Albright; and two brothers, James L. Schwartz and Elmer Schwartz.

Funeral services and burial will be private.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301.

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