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George J. Schwarz
MoMM2c

USS Salt Lake City CA25
Years Unknown

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USS SLC...Enlisted Navy...George J. Schwarz, MoMM2c

US FLAG George Joseph Schwarz passed away on Aug. 27th, 2004

Nov. 29th, 2004
George Schwarz passed away peacefully in the early hours of 27 August 2004 after a lengthy illness. He died at home, surrounded by his loving family.

George was born in San Francisco to Helen Drendell Schwarz and George Schwarz. He grew up on Clipper Street and attended St. Paulís Elementary School and Mission High School. Having lost his mother at a young age, George was raised by his grandfather Joe Drendell and his uncle and aunt, Peter and Dorothy Drendell. He spent many happy summers with his cousins on the family ranch in Jackson. As a young man, George served in the California Conservation Corps throughout Northern California. He proudly enlisted in the U.S. Navy during World War II, seeing action in the Pacific theater, including the Ellis and Marshall Islands. Trained in electrical and automotive engineering, he worked for many years as an automotive electrician in San Francisco and on the Peninsula.

George married Bernice Annette Matulich in 1955 and had three daughters, Karen, Paula, and Kathy. Initially settling in Westlake, he and the family moved to Burlingame in 1963. George was a doting husband and father. He and Bernice square danced and round danced for years, and were longtime members of the San Francisco Gate Swingers and Millbrae Gingham Squares. He was a hardworking and honest man, and was very proud of the educational and professional achievements of his daughters. He delighted in his garden, especially his flowers and vegetables, and he loved to putter around the house.

In addition to his wife Bernice and daughters Karen, Paula, and Kathy, George is survived by several cousins in Jackson and throughout Northern California.

Karen A. Schwarz, Ph.D., Dau.


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