Michael S. Schwartz passed quietly away surrounded by family and thoughts of love on May 12, 2020, two days shy of his 68th birthday. The youngest son of Harold Schwartz and Eveline Bland, Michael grew up in Endicott, New York. As a young child he could be seen in his plastic guns and cowboy hat “holding up” Elks Bakery for cookies, as a teenager on the U-E Tigers Football team (Class of 1970) and as a young man working his way up the ladder at IBM, and becoming the Global Procurement Resource Manager of E-Services. He was an all around fun guy serving for a time as the President of the Endicott Pee Wee Football League, champion ‘Simon Says’ caller and everyone’s favorite Santa Claus at the IBM Country Club. Mike always had a joke to tell and a kind word for those he met along the way. To know him was to love him.
After more than 30 years with IBM, Michael retired to life as a full time Grandpa and man about the neighborhood. He exuded joy to friends and strangers alike. Michael loved working with his son Josh at Bainbridge Auto, chuckling over memes with his daughter Missy and spending cherished time with his grandchildren Jacob and Mikey. Mike was an avid fan of all things golf, the NY Giants and could never pass up a good movie or show especially involving spy’s, cops, spaghetti westerns and Hallmark.
Michael was succeeded by his daughter, Missy Harris, son, Josh Schwartz, daughter-in-law, Michelle Schwartz, grandson, Jacob Schwartz, grandson Mikey Schwartz, and brothers Morton Schwartz and Robert Schwartz. Micheal was predeceased by his parents, Harold Schwartz and Eveline Bland and sisters, Jacqueline Scheff and Mindy Burns. Mike will be remembered for his capacity for joy and propensity for giving. He brought humor, fun and a sarcastic wit to all events. He was our anchor and we are all the better for having known him. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Mike Schwartz Fund by mail c/o Law Offices of Petrick & Kapur, 2200 E Main Street, Endicott, NY 13760 or by PayPal: MikeSchwartzFund@gmail.com. Online condolences may be expressed at www.SavageFS.com. Arrangements were entrusted to SAVAGE-Demarco Funeral Service.
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