ROCK HALL, MD.
Irene Marie Schwartz, 91, of Rock Hall, Md., died of natural causes Friday, Jan. 19, 2007, in her home.
Born on Aug. 15, 1915, in Sandusky, she was the daughter of Leo and Theresa Strickfaden, now deceased. She graduated from Sandusky High School and in 1939 married Homer H. Schwartz. Mrs. Schwartz led a full life and traveled the world in connection with her husband's occupation. She lived in England, Venezuela, South Africa, Brazil, Turkey, Iran and throughout the United States. She came to Rock Hall in 2001, where she was often seen walking her beloved dog, Penny.
She was predeceased by her husband, Homer Henry Schwartz, in 1979, and sisters, Eunice and Helen.
She is survived by her children, Larry J. Schwartz of Rock Hall, Patricia Blair of Chandler, Ariz., Ho mer H. Schwartz II of Tucson and Robert L. Schwartz of Dallas; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
A mass of Christian burial will be at 2 p.m. today at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Chestertown, Md. Interment will be in Glen Rose, Texas.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Kent County, P.O. Box 352 Chestertown, MD 21620.
Arrangements were handled by Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral Home, Rock Hall, MD (www.fhnfuneralhome.com).