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SCHWARZ, Dr. Fred
SCHWARZ - Dr. Fred November 14, 2016. Born in Germany November 12, 1922, emigrating to the United States in 1933 and becoming a U.S. Citizen. Dr. Schwarz grew up in Lockport, NY, graduated from Lockport High School. He received his undergraduate degree at the University of Buffalo and graduated from U.B. School of Medicine in 1946. After completing an internship and a year of surgical residency at Millard Fillmore Hospital, he served on active duty for two years in the U.S. Army Medical Corp at the 385th Station Hospital in Nurnberg, Germany attaining the rank of Captain. After his return to the U.S., he continued his surgical residency finishing his training at Millard Fillmore Hospital in 1953. Dr. Schwarz worked at several Buffalo area hospitals. In 1955, he relocated his practice to North Tonawanda, NY where he become affiliated with DeGraff Memorial Hospital. He was Chief of Staff at DeGraff in 1964 and continued his surgical practice in North Tonawanda until his retirement in March 1980. Dr. Schwarz touched the lives of all his patients and was dedicated to his profession. He was initiated into the American College of Surgeons in 1955, becoming a Diplomat of the American Board of Surgeons in 1955. In his youth, he was an avid tennis player and in his retirement he
enjoyed playing golf and traveling spending winters in Fort Myers, FL and in 2014 became a permanent resident of Fort Myers. He was a lifetime member of the Niagara County Medical Society and New York State Medical Society. He was also a member of
Phi Chi Medical Fraternity, a member of Master Builder Lodge # 911 free and accepted Masons, Buffalo Consistory 32nd degree, Kenmore Shrine Club, Ismailia Temple and Royal Order of Jesters Ct # 22. Dr. Fred Schwarz was the son of Adolf and Luise Schwarz; beloved husband of Marjory J.
Schwarz; loving father of Kent (Diane) Schwarz, Jeffrey (Lisa) Schwarz; stepfather of Mark (Deborah) Harsch and Pamela Palmerton. He is survived by nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. There will be no prior visitation. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience
of the family in Fort Myers with interment at Elmlawn Memorial Park, Buffalo, NY. Memorials may be made to Hope Hospice, Development Department, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908 or to the Shriners Hospital for Children, C/O Ismailia
Shriners, 1600 Southwestern Blvd., Buffalo, NY 14224. Please visit www.harvey-engelhardt.com to view his Life Tribute.