Craig S. Schwartz, 61, of Lancaster, passed away Thursday the 26th of July, 2018 at his home surrounded by family. He was the loving husband of Sandra E. Schwartz. He was born in Lancaster, PA to George and Helen Schwartz.
He graduated from Conestoga Valley before earning a degree from Valparaiso University in ’85 and later his Juris Doctorate from Widener University in ’96. After passing the bar exam he practiced law for the State Treasury until his retirement. Craig and his family spent many years of service and fellowship at First Pres. of Strasburg. He was also a member of the Sweetwood Hunting Camp, where he and his family made many great memories over the many years. Craig enjoyed traveling, sailing, hunting, golfing, music, and sports with friends and family, all of which were ways for him to share his exuberance for life. He is survived by: son Tyler and wife Jenn, as well as Justin and wife Emily, also his daughter Hillary and husband Pat Horan; grandchildren Teresa, Lilah, and Beatrice Schwartz; sisters Valory and husband Steve Slymon, as well as Gretchen Schwartz; along with many other loving friends and family. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Craig’s memory to The V Foundation, for cancer research
Sandy and Family,
I just learned of Craig’s passing. He was a wonderful colleague and I missed working with him. I was shocked by this news and feel sadness because I hoped for a full recovery. I hope your great memories sustain you in this time of immense grief. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.
With great sympathy, Karen
Dear Gretchen and Family-
I am thinking of you at this difficult time. It is my hope that the love this family shares aides in dulling the pain as you grieve for Craig. May the best memories of times shared with him remain foremost in your mind. You are in my prayers.
Sandy, Tyler, Justin, and Hillary, I am so very sorry for the passing of Craig. He was an exceptional person who I have always admired. Craig was always most gracious and a gentleman. He had great strength of character and worked hard for his beliefs in integrity, fairness, equality for all. He was alway welcoming. My heart is deep in sorrow for you and all of Craig’s family, as well as for my own loss of a wonderful friend.
Haven’t seen you in a long time, but so fondly remember you and Craig. Praying for comfort in this time of sadness.
Gretchen, Valory, Sandy and family…
We are thinking of you and praying for you as your grieve the loss of Craig in your lives. it doesn’t seem that long ago that you had to say good-bye to your dear parents, George and Helen (beloved neighbors…we still miss them). May God provide all you need and send comforting arms to surround you.
My thoughts and prayers are with you….it is always difficult dealing with the loss of a loved one, but the support of family and friends helps to ease some of the pain.
It seems like yesterday that you built your house. In the last few years, I would first here hear your dogs and some times see Tyler (shushing them) when working on my farm near your property line. You have been good neighbors. Sorry to here the news. Please accept my sympathy.
Prayers and condolences. I am saddened by Craig’s passing but gladdened by the fullness of his life and the obvious happiness he experienced and brought to those in his life. I was blessed to have known Craig at CV and had been looking forward to seeing him again at future reunions. My prayers are especially with those who will be missing Craig the most. May God continue to bless you with happy memories.
Dear Sandy and family
So sad to hear of your loss of Craig. Will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. Debbie (Odgers) Enterline
Dear Schwartz Family-
I was so sad to hear about Craig. He was a tremendous colleague and friend in my Treasury days. I loved hearing about his next sailing adventure, hunting trip, or concert. He is gone far too soon and I am so sorry for your loss.
Dear Tyler and Schwartz Family,
I’m very sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad. You and your family will be in my prayers.
Dear Sandy and Family,
I worked next to and with Craig for a number of years. He was unfailingly friendly, helpful, and good-natured. Plenty smart, too. The Treasury Department was a nicer place with him here, and the rest of the world — and most especially your lives — were far better with him in them. Although I am saddened by your great loss, I hope you take some small comfort in knowing that collectively you made the long experience of his passing as engaged, warm and loving for him as humanly possible. I am certain his heart was full with your affection and support.
Dear Sandy and family,
It is with great sadness that I read of Craig’s death. He was a wonderful father and friend. It was an honor to serve in several capacities with him at church. May the Lord grant you peace and comfort at this time and be with you in the days ahead.
In Deepest sympathy,
Sandy & family, I have wonderful memories of Craig & your young family from Bethany Presbyterian. I was so sad to see of Craig’s death in the Lancaster paper this morning. My sincere sympathy and prayers are with all of you. May God hold you in His loving arms.
May you and your family feel the comfort of Gods arms around you during this difficult time. My prayers are with you all.
Dear Sandy and family,
Thinking of you at this time. Sincerely, Martha Gingrich