Thomas W. Schwartz

March 08, 1930 ‒ September 15, 2014

Fredericktown, Ohio

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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  • So sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. Even tho I haven’t really talked with him in years, I have very fond memories growing up beside them. Tom gave me my first airplane ride and help me find my first lost contact. Great people, great neighbors to my mom. I’m sure Tom will be missed by many!!! Love to the family!!

  • Heartbroken at hearing of Tom’s passing. Creta, Tony, Kim & families…you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Love to you all!

    Deb & Tom
    Sherry & family
    Dave & family

  • Creta and family members, so very for your loss, you have our
    blessings and prayers at this time of sorrow.

  • We are just heartbroken over Tom’s passing. He was such a kind and caring guy who we all loved dearly! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    May you find comfort and peace in memories you cherish.

  • Tony & family,

    Praying for family. I know, Tony, you gave your dad a thrill by driving his tractors in the parade a couple of weeks ago. You’re a good son!! May your family be blessed by your dad’s legacy.

    Gina & Jamie Etherton

  • Creta, Tony and family, Kim and family, We are so saddened by Tom’s Passing. Such a wonderful, kind man. He will be missed by all who knew him.

  • I always enjoyed working with your Dad. He had a special way of supervising and was well respected for that. My thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
    nick esworthy

  • So sorry to hear of Tom”s passing. Hugs to you all of you , just know that we care. Don &Jackie Strong

  • Creta, Tony & Lisa and family, Kim and family: We are so sorry for the loss of your dear husband, father, grandfather. Please know that we care & are praying for all of you.

    Brenda and Tom

  • Dear Creta, Prayers for peace and comfort during this time of the loss of one so dear to you and your family. God Bless You All. Karen & Kenny

  • Dear Creta, Tony, Lisa, Kimmie and Family —
    So sorry about your loss. Please know that we are thinking about you and sending you sympathy and friendship. Sincerely, Susan and Dick Huggins

  • Creta, Tony, Kim & Families … Sending All of You Peace & Comfort @ this time … Thinking of All of You. Sincerely Marion & Barbara Darling

  • So sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. Thinking of you. Hang on to the sweet memories, he was a great dad and grandpa (and great-grandpa!) Love to all!

    Dad and mom (Max and Kathleen Schonauer) asked that I add them to our condolence. They are thinking of all of you also.


    We extend our deepest sympathy to you in the loss of your loved one. May the Lord give you peace and comfort at this time.

  • Creta, Tony, Kym and families,
    We are so sad with the passing of Tom, he was such a great guy. We all loved him dearly. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Frank & Elinor Bartlett and family

  • Creta,Tony, Kym and families
    We are heartbroken with the passing of Tom. We love you and our prayers are with you and may God give you peace and comfort. He was a wonderful brother-in-law.
    Gene, Jean,and Vickie Walker

  • Creta, Tony, Kym and families
    We are heartbroken with the passing of Tom. We love you and our prayers are with you and may God give you peace and comfort. He was a wonderful brother-in-law.
    Gene, Jean and Vickie Walker

  • Hugs and prayers to all of you. I’m so glad you got to drive the tractors in the parade. I hope all your memories will comfort you!

  • Tony & Lisa, Kim & families,
    Our thoughts & prayers are with you all.
    Sending hugs!
    Jeni, Emily & Levi Roberts

  • You have our sympathies and prayers for your loss. You should be very proud of his many accomplishments and most important his love for his family and his faith. God bless you all.

  • So sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. He grew up next to my grandparents farm on Granville Road. Will keep you in my prayers.