Charles “Chuckie” Schwartz
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Charles “Chuckie” Schwartz

SCHWARTZ: Charles “Chuckie” Schwartz, formerly of Pittsburgh, passed away on Jan. 17, 2021, in Venice, Florida. He was 77 years old. He was the son of the late Milton “Mickey” and Bert Schwartz. He is survived by his wife Rose (Grasso) Schwartz; devoted father of Mindy (Chad) Thompson and Jennifer (Shawn) Mars; brother of Barbara (Bob) Welsh and Susie (Howard) Abel; brother-in-law of Denny (Cindy) Grasso; cherished Papa of Hailey Thompson, Reese Thompson and Ezra Mars; former husband of Ellen Schwartz; and adoring uncle to many loving nieces and nephews. Chuckie was a graduate of Taylor Allderdice High School and the University of Pittsburgh. He is best remembered as the owner of Charles Catering. For over 50 years, he brought joy to many families through catering their special events. He was known as the unofficial mayor of Squirrel Hill who was often seen running up and down Murray Avenue in his white apron. His well-earned retirement afforded him the time to have weekly visits with his daughter Jennifer, son-in-law Shawn, and grandson Ezra. It was a joy to watch him keep up with his grandson. Our dad thoroughly enjoyed the last year living in Florida where he felt like he was on vacation every day. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Chuck’s memory to: JFCS Squirrel Hill Food Pantry 5743 Bartlett St., Pittsburgh, PA 15217, 412-421-2708, www.jfcspgh.org/how-you-can-help. After all, what better way to honor our dad than to provide food to others as he always did? OR: Rodef Shalom Congregation, 4905 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, 412-621-6566, www.rodefshalom.org/give. PJC

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