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Bert B. Schwartz, 87, of Williamsville, a retired electrical engineer, died Sunday (Sept. 5, 1999) in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst, after a short illness.

Schwartz retired in 1969 from the former ITE Circuit Breaker Co., Buffalo, where he had been district manager for 30 years. He joined the firm, now owned by the Siemens Corp., when it was known as Bulldog Electric.

He had a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Villanova University in Philadelphia.

Born in Jim Thorpe, Pa., he had lived in the Buffalo area for many years.

Schwartz was a member of the Engineering Society of Buffalo. An avid golfer, he was a long-time member of Brookfield Country Club. He also loved other sports as well as music and art.

In the 1950s and 1960s, he was sports coordinator for the Boy Scouts.

He was a member of St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church, Amherst, and a former member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Town of Tonawanda.

Schwartz is survived by his wife, the former Edith Nagel; a daughter, Teri LeBeau of Midland, Mich.; two sons, Bert B. Jr. of Canton, Mich., and Richard J. of Fort Wayne, Ind.; two stepdaughters, Barbara Reibel of Greenwich, Conn., and Brenda Wright of Arlington, Texas; a stepson, Ronald Nagel of Las Vegas; a sister, Rita Boyle of Jim Thorpe, Pa.; a brother, Norbert V. of Lake Harmony, Pa.; and 10 grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 5480 Main St., Williamsville. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Town of Tonawanda.


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