June 12, 1935 – September 22, 2023
Waters of Babylon Chapel
Date: September 27, 2023 Time: 12:00 PM
Mount Ararat Cemetery: 1165 Route 109 (NY-109), Lindenhurst, NY 11757
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June Ellen Schwartz, 88, passed away on September 22, 2023, surrounded by her loving family. Born in the Bronx, she resided most of her life on Long Island, until her move to Florida, and then to Maryland seven years ago.
A loving wife to Bert for nearly 31 years before his passing 31 years ago, June was a proud and adoring mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her family was her true delight.
She is survived by her son Stephen and wife Stephanie, son Alan and wife Felice, daughter Jennifer Katz and husband Rich, grandchildren: Alex and Lisa, Ian and Julie, Bradley, Emily, Benjamin, Matthew and Sophie, and great-grandson, Henry; her sister and brother-in-law Priscilla and Billy Siegel, brother in-law and sister-in-law Charlie and Linda Schwartz, nieces and nephews.
June was an extraordinary artist from an early age. Beginning with her degree in fashion from FIT, her abilities crossed all disciplines, including painting and sculpting, jewelry making, cake decorating, stained glass design, sketching, and her love for quilting, hand sewing and knitting. She truly had hands of gold.
Her zest for life and all its beauty spread to family and friends, near and far. Her compassion and never-ending support were constant reminders about how important she was to all those whose lives she touched.
June’s quick wit always brightened up a room. Her humor was infectious. She loved a good book and was a movie-lover since she was a child — so much so that as soon as she was old enough to go with friends, she snuck into Saturday double features. She had an intellectual curiosity that ran the gamut, from animal wildlife to travel to real-life murder mysteries. There was very little that didn’t interest her.
For all who were fortunate enough to know June, they saw how much she fought to live each day to its fullest, no matter how difficult it was for her. At the end of the day, as long as she was with her family or talking about them to anyone that would listen, she was happy no matter what.
A service celebrating June’s life will be held on Wednesday, September 27 at the Star of David Memorial Chapels on Long Island. Memorial contributions may be made to Women Heart and the Lymphoma Research Foundation.