John "Sonny" Schwartz

John “Sonny” J. Schwartz, 79, passed away March 7, 2020.  He was born June 28, 1940 in Berne, Indiana to the late John A. and Barbara Schwartz.  In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, Amos “Bud” Schwartz; sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Edward Hilty. 

Sonny came to Sarasota in 2016 from Berne, Indiana.  He attend the Apostolic Christian Church with his son and loved harness racing for over 40 years.  

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 59 years, Edna; children, Edwin Mark Schwartz; Char Burkholder and her husband Robin; Tim Schwartz and his wife Paulette; and Lisa Fatzie and her husband Chris; grandchildren, Cayla, Clayton, Tristen, Jayden and Jordan.

There will be a visitation on Thursday, March 12, 2020 from 2 to 4 pm and 6 to 8 pm at Palm Grove Mennonite Church,  1087 Beneva Road, Sarasota, Florida 34232; and also Friday, March 13th from 9:30 to 10:30 am.  Funeral service will begin at 10:30 am with interment to follow at Palms Memorial Park.  

Memorial contributions may be made in John’s honor to Tidewell Hospice, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, Florida 34238.  Arrangements are being handled for the family by Maloney Funeral Home.