John L. Schwarz Jr., 1956 - 2016

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John Louis Schwarz Jr, 60, formerly of Silver Spring, MD, died unexpectedly on Saturday, December 17, 2016, at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston. Born in Baltimore, MD on Nov. 17, 1956, he is the son of the late John Louis Sr. and Marjorie Fidelman Schwarz. A long-time senior executive, John was the Senior Advisor, Software Center of Excellence for the government’s Federal Acquisition Service/ Integrated Technology Services, a program aligned with the President’s goals to reduce the deficit. John’s 38-year career as a civil servant with the federal government included positions in the Department of Defense, Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, Housing and Urban Development, and the FDIC. His first position was with the Department of Education. John served under six U.S. presidents. John graduated with a B.S. in History/Secondary Education and a B.S. in Computer Science. His favorite subject was Civil War history. He also obtained master’s degrees in Education and Business Administration. John was an avid sports fan and a loyal follower of the Baltimore Orioles and Baltimore Colts, and later the Baltimore Ravens. He attended his first baseball game alone at the age of 5 years old. Survivors include his beloved family, his spouse, Susan Belanger, his three children, Patrick of Potomac, MD, Kevin and Carleen of New Orleans, LA, and his siblings, James Schwarz and Catherine Tiffner of Baltimore. John claims many others as his survivors, including his brothers and sisters-in-law and his many nieces and nephews. He also holds dear his wife’s parents who “adopted” him as their own, Marcel Belanger and Jacqueline Obie. John will be remembered for his infectious laugh, his selfless acts of kindness and his warm, engaging personality.  

Funeral Notice

SCHWARZ, John, 60, of Lewiston, died in Lewiston on Saturday, December 17, 2016. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, 7 - 9 PM. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, 11 AM. Donations may be made in his memory to the charity of your choice.

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