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John Thomas Schwartz Sr.
August 2, 1946 ~ August 14, 2023 (age 77) 77 Years Old
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John Thomas Schwartz
August 2, 1946 - August 14, 2023
Johnny Schwartz, age 77, of Corning, NY passed away August 14, 2023, after a brief Illness.
Johnny was born in Rochester, NY on August 2, 1946, the son of John and Shirley (Putman) Schwartz. He had 3 other siblings that shared his birthdate yet each were different years!
Johnny grew up in Florida and entered the U.S. Air Force at age 17, serving from 1965-1967. He was a paratrooper/Pararescue in Vietnam, while stationed at Wright Patterson near Dayton Ohio.
After exiting the service Johnny worked as a millwright, as well as, for Eastman Kodak in Rochester. Johnny worked in other various jobs in his life, one working in Disaster relief after a hurricane in the southwest.
Johnny had gotten married and had 2 children, and enjoyed two solid homes he bought that he talked about mowing the lawns.
Johnny's last several years of his life was enjoyed in retirement watching westerns, eating pizza and having his Miller time. In the summer Johnny loved feeding the squirrels, birds and chipmunks on his porch and loving his two cats GG and Sweeties. Johnny had an affinity for animals, and they all loved Johnny. He often told the story about when he was growing up in Florida and young, he brought home an Alligator!
Johnny had many neat and interesting stories about the many years of his life that sadly cannot be listed here. In order to get an idea, it would be similar to the story "Big Fish".
Johnny was a very generous and helpful man and worked hard to take care of people around him. He would give you the shirt off his back. Johnny was also in turn surrounded by people that cared for him and had lots of great times sharing them with Johnny and celebrating his Birthdays. Johnny would like to express his deep gratitude to the crew on Wall Street for those times. Johnny also expresses his appreciation to Centers in Corning, as well as Meals on Wheels for their helpfulness.
Johnny possessed a wonderful sense of humor, and he was really smart about it in a way that would be sarcastic even self-deprecating yet still respectful.
Johnny was also a proud lifetime member of the National Rifle Association.
Johnny is survived by two children, and leaves behind many friends and associates, especially trusted friend and personal advocate Tim Hall.
Jonny was buried at Bath National Cemetery in Bath, NY.