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William Schwartz, 95, Local Dentist Who Later Moved to Washington

March 4, 2010
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William Schwartz

Dr. William "Bill" Schwartz, 95, who practiced dentistry for 50 years in the area, died Feb. 21 in Bellingham, Wash.

Born in Philadelphia, he went to school here, graduating from Temple University.

Schwartz later served as a captain in Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower's headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany, during World War II. He was honored by the Chapel of the Four Chaplains.

Becoming a dentist by trade, he lived in Upper Darby for most of his life. In 1998, Schwartz moved to Bellingham, residing for years at the Willows Retirement Apartments.

He was a senior member of Beth Israel Synagogue there.

He was eventually appointed by Gov. Gary Locke to serve as the senior member of the Washington Commission on Salaries for Elected Officials.

Schwartz is survived by a daughter, Ilene Schwartz; a son, Harvey Schwartz; three grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and extended family in Philadelphia.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, the former May Bernstein, as well as by a grandson, Andrew Wolfberg.

Memorial donations can be made to: the Congregation Beth Israel Building Fund, 2200 Broadway St., Bellingham, WA 98225.

 

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