Charles Robert Schwartz

Charles 'Chuck” Schwartz, 51, of Adrian, passed away unexpectedly at his home, Sunday, July 12, 2009. He was born June 12, 1958, in Adrian, the oldest son of Robert and Mary (Burkert) Schwartz.  

Chuck graduated from Adrian High School with the class of 1976. He received his bachelor of arts degree from Siena Heights University.  

On August 17, 1985, Chuck married Sheila Dwyer at the Holy Rosary Chapel.
Chuck was the manufacturing manager of the Tecumseh Division of Tecumseh Products from 1985 to 2007.  Since 2007, he worked as the Chief Operations Officer for Gary Gray Institute.  

Chuck was a member of Knights of Columbus Council #1665, Kiwanis and the Lenawee Country Club.  He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church as well as Ogden Church.

Most precious to Chuck was time spent with his family and friends.  He enjoyed playing golf and was the assistant coach of the girl's softball team at Lenawee Christian School.  He also coached at Girls of Summer and Hot Rocks camps.
In addition to his wife, Sheila, Chuck is survived by a daughter, Michelle; a son, Daniel; his mother, Mary; and his siblings, Cecelia Schwartz, Marian (Wayland) Echelbarger, Barbara (Richie) Gallatin, Ann (Robert) Love, James (Pamela) Schwartz, and Matthew (Laura) Schwartz, all of Adrian.  Also surviving are many wonderful nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Schwartz; father-in-law, Charles Dwyer; and an uncle, Charles Bay Kenny.

Mass of the Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 16, 2009, at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father David Hudgins presiding.  Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery in Adrian.  

Condolences may be sent to the family at  Contributions in memory of Chuck may be made to The Daily Bread, Hickman Cancer Center at Bixby Medical Center, or the Lenawee Christian School Scholarship Fund.  Envelopes are available at Wagley Funeral Home.

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