John R. Schwartz

John R. Schwartz, age 74, a loving father and grandfather passed away at The FASNY Firemen’s Home on June 9, 2020. John was predeceased by his parents Iva (Reed) and Robert Schwartz. He is survived by his children; Brian (Patricia) Schwartz, Laura (Michael) Tomasino, Carolyn (Dave) Gaulke , and James Schwartz. His Grandchildren; Christian, Neo, Dominic, Desiree, Emylee, Ellie, Eli, Roland, and Elsie. He is also survived by his sisters; Kathryn (Rodney) Welton, Kathleen (Dave) Heighton, and Jean (Johnny) Amidon.

John was a very passionate firefighter and dedicated his life to volunteering. A volunteer firefighter for over 50 years through Brewerton and Constantia Fire Departments, eventually serving as Assistant Chief for Constantia. He volunteered for the Northshore Ambulance as an EMT, Watkins Glen International Raceway as a member of the fire rescue crew and belonged to Fort Brewerton Masonic Lodge, Toad Harbor Rod and Gun Club, Bear Bait Radio Club serving as Sergeant at Arms and the Pulaski-Boylston Snowmobile club. He was an avid outdoorsman, hunter, bicyclist and photographer for many years. As a Harley Davidson lover, he also rode his Harley for many charity events. He worked for GE (Martin-Marrieta/Lockheed Martin) for 50 years. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends. John will be dearly missed and never forgotten.

Services will be held privately at the Firemen’s Home. Interment will be in the Firemen’s Home Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be to the FASNY Firemen’s Home. To leave a message of condolence please visit

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