DENVER, COLO. – Beloved grandmother, mother, wife, aunt and sister, Judith Zuckerman Schwartz died June 11 at home in Denver. With an infectious personality and winning smile, she was adored by anyone who came in contact with her. A published author, she worked as a fashion and style columnist for the Rocky Mountain News and the Colorado Statesman, and formed her own communication firm, JZ Schwartz Public Relations. She proudly donated her time to Jewish charities and her temple. She loved the outdoors, and took bicycling trips throughout Europe and the United States. She attended the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree. It was there that she met her husband during her sophomore year.
Judie is survived by her husband, Jeff Schwartz, a critical care doctor in Denver; her three children David Schwartz and K.T. (Mertes), Washington, D.C., Jonathan Schwartz, Los Angeles, California, and Kayla Schwartz, Greeley, Colorado, and grandson Lincoln James Schwartz; her sister Faye Zuckerman, of Riverside, and brother Larry Zuckerman, New York City. She was the aunt to Seth and Melanie Chitwood of Barrington, and Zach, Ellie and Jessie Zuckerman of New York City.
Memorial donations may be made in her name to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, michaeljfox.org, or Donation Processing, C/O The Michael J. Fox Foundation, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014. Also, to: Temple Sinai, 3509 South Glencoe, Denver, CO 80237.