Daniel G SchwartzSeptember 12, 1946 ~ January 18, 2018 (age 71)
Daniel G. Schwartz, 71, of Rockledge FL passed away Thursday, January 18, 2018. He is survived by his children Robin (Renand) Forestal and Kevin Schwartz, significant other Joanne Bucaro and three grandchildren, Rebecca, Ryan and Riley. He was predeceased by his wife Nancy of 30 years and parents George and Marie Schwartz.
He was a loving big brother to Wayne (Cindy), Denise (Gary),and Jeff (Harriett). He was the beloved nephew, the funny Uncle, surrogate grandpa, welcoming neighbor and always the life of the party. He was a friend to all and found some of his best companions sitting around the pinochle table.
Wanderlust followed him all the days of his life and his personality was as colorful as the beads, prints and paintings he collected over last minute trips to Mardi Gras and long weekend get aways. His first love was trains and his whole life he never stopped building train tables and searching for the next train purchase. Dan was a successful painting contractor which allowed him to be an avid collector of coins, puzzles, garden ornaments, colorful plants, crystal, red glass, good music, VA Benefits and fast cars. During his life, he raced down many an interstate in a fast car with Bailey hanging out the window. Later in life he traded four wheels for the tricycle he proudly showed all of his Vietnam buddies who he was so thankful to share his retirement with.
Services will be Monday, January 22, 2018 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1330 S. Fiske Blvd., Rockledge 32955 at 11:00 am. Interment will be at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery with Military Honors at 1:00 P.M. There will be an open house at his residence following the interment.
A Memorial Celebration of Life Party will be held on Saturday 1/27/18 from 1-4pm at the American Legion, 344 W Maple, Roselle, IL. Please come crack open a beer, eat some pizza and share the stories of his life.