Edward W. Schwarz
Published 10:42 am, Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Edward W. Schwarz, 82, of Westport, died July 12.
Born in Stuttgart, Germany, he came to the United States in 1940 with his parents, Eugene and Annie Schwarz. He attended Erasmus High School and graduated with a BS in engineering from Lafayette College. He was a veteran of the Korean War.
His professional career included IBM branch manager in Detroit, Mich., president of Citizens' Mortgage Corp. and senior vice president of Index Futures Corp. He wrote a book on trading interest futures and promoted the concept throughout the country for the Chicago Board of Trade. His books were used as texts at universities, and he was a speaker at industry conferences. He also worked as a consultant in the financial industry, and was a member of the New York Futures Exchange, a part of the New York Stock Exchange. Upon retirement, he did assignments for International Executive Service Corps in Guatemala and Ecuador.
He also helped build houses in Bridgeport for Habitat for Humanity and worked at the Norwalk Probate Department. He was a member of Temple Israel, the Y's Men and Topnotch Group. He enjoyed skiing, including at Stratton Mountain, Vt., where he and his family owned a second home. He was a tennis player with the Y's Men, and also enjoyed collecting antique clocks and art photography, as well as gardening and travel.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Shirlee Schwarz; a son, Tom Schwarz and his wife Jane Goldenberg; a daughter Carolyn Tisdale and her husband Larry, and grandchildren, Marisa, Harrison, Rachel, Lauren and Jason.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 14, at Temple Israel 14 Coleytown Road. Burial will be in Temple Israel Cemetery, Norwalk. Memorial contributions can be made to the Temple Israel Caring Committee or the Whittingham Cancer Center, Norwalk Hospital, Norwalk, CT. The Abraham L. Green and Son Funeral Home in Fairfield is handling arrangements.