Benedict Schwartz, 85
Anthony B. Schwartz, of Council, died on Nov. 4, 2005. He was
born on Aug. 20, 1920, in Greencreek, the seventh of 11 children. He was the
beloved husband of 37 years of Edith June (Clelland).
He is survived by Edith; his children, Troy (Nancy) Schwartz,
Karen (Derek) Moritz, Marie Boutwell, Barbara (Brent) Belveal, and Jennifer
Schwartz; his brother, Kenneth Schwartz; his sisters, Genevieve Griewing and
Felice Westermeier; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous
nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by five brothers, two sisters, a
daughter, a son-in-law, and two nephews.
He was a 1939 graduate of Ferdinand High School. Following
graduation, he farmed and ranched with two of his brothers in Ferdinand before
moving to Fruitvale, just outside of Council. In Fruitvale, he joined another
brother in a second ranching partnership. On Oct. 19, 1968, he married Edith,
and They continued the ranch at Fruitvale until they retired in 1990. During the
years 1973-81, he served as the Adams County Commissioner. He also worked for
the U.S. Forest Service throughout the years, building roads and piling brush.
Funeral Mass will be
celebrated, Thursday, Nov. 10, at 2 p.m. at the St. Jude's Catholic Church in
Council. Interment will follow at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Thomason Funeral Home
of Weiser is in charge of arrangements.