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 Schwartz, Bernice
Born: 01/05/1925
Died: 03/26/2015
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Schwartz, Bernice

Schwartz, Bernice age 90 of Newton, NJ passed away Thursday, March 26, 2015, at the Barn Hill Care Center, following a short illness. 

            Born in Scranton, PA on January 5th, 1925, she graduated high school in June 1942 and worked as a bookkeeper at the International Correspondence School and later the Sussex County Drug Store in Newton for thirty years, until her retirement.  Bernice and her late husband Seymour were both members of the Jewish Center of Sussex County. 

            A loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and sister, she will always be remembered for the beautiful smile on her face.  An avid bingo player, she also enjoyed playing cards with her friends.  Bernice was a member of the Prime Time Seniors of Newton and was the first treasurer of the Mended Hearts Group of Newton Medical Center. 

              She is predeceased by her daughter Elaine Schwartz in 2001, who died of leukemia.  She is survived by her son Richard S. and his wife Mary Stuart of Stroudsburg, PA, her sister Sylvia Weintraub, of Newton, MA, her five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. 

Graveside funeral services will be held Sunday, March 29th, 2015 at 1pm in the Jewish Center of Sussex County Cemetery, Route 94 Hardyston Twp., NJ.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Jewish Center of Sussex County, 13 Washington Street, Newton, NJ 07860.  Arrangements are under the direction of Iliff-Ruggiero Funeral Home, 156 Main Street (Route 206) Newton, NJ 07860.  
 
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I am saddened to hear of the passing of my friend Rich's mom Bernice. I will always remember her as a kind, caring and pleasant woman with a warm smile, who would always make you feel at home when you visited. You couldn't help but smile when she would look at you and say "smile if you love me." My family and I will keep Mrs. Schwartz in our thoughts and prayers.
Tom Glowatski
We were so sorry to hear about your Mom's passing. We have many happy memories of having her as a neighbor on York Road. We will always remember her wonderful sense of humor and her wonderful smile.
Pat and Steve Losey
I was so sad to hear about the passing of my old neighbor Bernice. She was definitely one of a kind! She always had a funny story to share and she always left everyone laughing. We shared a very nice visit in October when I was up north. I am so glad that we were able to get together. Bernice will be missed.
Dot Glowatski
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