Michael G. Schwarz

May 24, 1948 ~ February 3, 2024 (age 75) 75 Years Old

Michael Schwarz Obituary

Michael G. Schwarz, age 75 of Elkland, passed away on Saturday, February 3, 2024. Born May 24, 1948 in Elkland, PA, he was the son of the late Joseph F. and Rose (Ziglin) Schwarz. Michael graduated from Elkland High School in 1966 and was a lifelong resident of Elkland and also resided in Galeton, PA. He was a lifelong educator and mentor who truly enjoyed working with every student helping them reach their full potential. He had a positive influence on the lives of many who regularly contacted him to express their gratitude. Michael was a Math teacher, Vice Principal and Principal at Cowanesque Valley High School. He finished his career as Superintendent of Galeton School District. He was a basketball referee for 40+ years and also a member of the Tioga County Hall of Fame as a coach/contributor. He was an avid golfer and fisherman, loved tying flies, making wine, and traveling. The highlight of his day was socializing with the people that he came in contact with and especially enjoyed meeting with his morning coffee groups. He was a member of River Valley Country Club. He generously volunteered his time on a daily basis and could always be found cleaning golf carts, searching for golf balls or mentoring people with their golf swing. Michael was also a member of the St. Thomas Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, Elkland and Galeton Moose Lodge, Knoxville VFW and the Knoxville Fire Department. Michael was a Mayor of Elkland and served on the Elkland Borough Council. He is survived by his sisters, Teresa (Jim) O’Neil of TX, Mary (Bill) Molitor of OH and Helen Schwarz of Elkland; a brother, Joseph Schwarz of Elkland; brother in law, Bill Burr of Titusville; friend, Larry Moon of Elkland and many other friends and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Cynthia Burr. Michael’s presence will be deeply missed but his memory will live on in the hearts of those who knew and loved him. A funeral mass will be held at the St. Thomas Catholic Church, 111 First St., Elkland on Friday, February 9th at 2:00PM. Knights of Columbus will recite the Rosary prior to the funeral mass at 1:00PM.  Burial will follow mass in Highland Cemetery. A Celebration of Michael’s life will be held at a later date at the River Valley Country Club in Westfield, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Mike's name can be made to River Valley Country Club, 80 Bailey Burrows Ave., Westfield, PA 16950, St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to a charity of your choice.  Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland.  

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Recitation of the Rosary
February 9, 2024

1:00 PM
St. Thomas Catholic Church

Funeral Mass
February 9, 2024

2:00 PM
St. Thomas Catholic Church (Elkland)


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