Thomas W. Schwartz
March 08, 1930 ‒ September 15, 2014
Thomas W. Schwartz, age 84, of Taylor Street, Fredericktown, Ohio, passed away on Monday, September 15, 2014 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. He was born on March 8, 1930 in Bladensburg, Ohio to the late Howard and Vernice (Hauger) Schwartz. Thomas served as a combat engineer in the United States Army. Thomas started his career as a sheet metal craftsman with Owens Corning in Newark before retiring in 1985 as a maintenance supervisor. He was an active member of the Berlin United Methodist Church where he held many offices over the years.
Thomas was a pilot and a member of the AOPA. With his love for planes and his skill for repairs, Thomas co-founded Schwartz and Ashcraft, a business located at Wynkoop Airport for airframe and power plant maintenance and service. He later moved his business to the Knox County Airport.
Thomas was a member of the Owl Creek Tractor Club and most recently had three of his self-restored tractors driven by his family in the Fredericktown Tomato Show. Although he could fix a plane or restore a tractor, he took most pride in ponytails and making crafts with his grandchildren. Thomas was a loving husband, father and grandfather.
He is survived by his loving wife, Creta (Frazier) Schwartz, whom he married on June 24, 1964, a son, Tony (Lisa) Schwartz and a daughter, Kimberly Weatherall both of Fredericktown, three grandchildren, Tashena (Chris) Snow, Ciera (Say) Lomphoy and Cody Weatherall, two great grandchildren, Reaghan Snow and Emma Weatherall.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by three brothers, Ted Schwartz, John Schwartz, Harold Schwartz and a sister, Dorothy Jones.
The family will observe a private graveside service in Forest Cemetery in Fredericktown. The Snyder Funeral Home of Fredericktown is honored to serve the family of Thomas W. Schwartz.
Memorial contributions in Thomas’s name may be made to the Berlin United Methodist Church, c/o Frank Kohout, 17900 Knox Lake Road , Fredericktown, Ohio 43019.
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