Morris Schwartz, 94

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GREENVILLE, R.I. – Morris P. Schwartz died Dec. 23, 2020, at HopeHealth Hulitar Hospice Center. He was the beloved husband of Barbara (Amber) Schwartz for 68 years. Born in Providence, a son of the late Samuel and Rebecca (Rosenberg) Schwartz, he had lived in Greenville for 14 years, previously living in Providence.

Morris was a WWII Army veteran. He was a 1949 graduate of Brown University and a member of the Tower Club. Morris was also a member of Temple Emanu-El and the RI Jewish Historical Society. Morris, a diehard Red Sox fan, held eternal optimism each February as spring training began. When the Sox broke the curse of the Bambino in 2004, Morris was ecstatic and even more so after three more titles. He was famous for his banana bread, which he happily shared with everyone, including his lifelong friends who attended the weekly nickel-and-dime poker game. He loved taking photos of his children and grandchildren. 

He was a devoted father to Judy Flaxman and her husband, Bill, of Nassau County, New York; Bill Schwartz and his girlfriend, Sheryl Rich-Kern, of Nashua, New Hampshire and Steven Schwartz and his wife, Gail Agronick, of Greenville. He was predeceased by his siblings Blanche Revkin, Abraham Schwartz and Roslyn Applebaum. He was a loving grandfather to Jonathan, Samantha, Michaela, Jordan, Zoe and Adeline.

Morris was kind, gentle, compassionate and a great listener. He adored his wife Barbara from the time they met in 1947 and loved his children and grandchildren unconditionally. They adored him in return. He will be deeply missed.

Contributions in his memory may be made to RI Jewish Historical Association, 401 Elmgrove Ave., Providence, RI 02906 or the charity of one’s choosing.