Esther B. Schwartz

Esther B. Schwartz (nee Landowski) of Hartford passed away Tuesday, July 3, 2007 at the Hartford Care Center. She was 97 years old. She was born March 28, 1910 in Stevens Point to Nicholas and Agnes (nee Verowinski) Landowski. Esther married Hilbert Schwartz on April 12, 1932 at St. Stephens Catholic Church in Stevens Point. Esther worked for Schultz Brothers Variety Store in Hartford for many years. She loved crocheting, crossword puzzles and collecting carnival glass. She was a member of the Hartford Senior Friends, the Daughters of Isabella, and St. Kilian Catholic Church in Hartford. Esther prayed the rosary daily.

She is survived by her son, Jerome (Shirley) of Bridgewater, N.J.; her daughter-in-law, Marlene Schwartz of Greendale; three grandchildren, Christine (Ricky) Kamil of New Jersey, Greg (Vanessa) and Mark Schwartz of New Jersey; three great-grandchildren, Marc, Gregor and Ely; one sister, Pearl Dietenberger of Hartford; and one half-brother, Harry (Joella) Stoltz, of Wisconsin Rapids. She is further survived by other relatives and friends. Esther was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; a son, Hilbert; a grandson, Christopher; six brothers; and five sisters.

The Mass of Christian Burial for Esther was Friday, July 6, 2007 at St. Kilian Catholic Church in Hartford with Fr. David LaPlante officiating. Family greeted relatives and friends on Friday at the church prior to the Mass. Interment was at St. Kilian Cemetery.

Memorials to St. Kilian Catholic Church appreciated.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the Hartford Care Center for their loving care of Esther.

Shimon Funeral Home in Hartford assisted the family.