Pauline W. Schwartz

May 23, 1933 ~ May 30, 2021 (age 88)

Obituary Pauline Schwartz, née Weil, died peacefully at Ellis Hospital on Sunday May 30, a week after her 88th birthday.

She is mourned by her daughter, Judith (Tony Eprile), of Bennington, VT, son, Frederic (Carin), of Vingåker, Sweden, who were with her at her passing. She is also mourned by her grandsons Julius, Brendan, and Benjamin. She was married to the late Alvin D. Schwartz, M.D.  with whom she shared sixty years of devotion.


Born in New York City, she attended Oakwood School and Vassar College and was a field hockey star at both. Polly, as she was known, was a pianist and flautist active in many local music study groups. She liked good wine, soft ice cream, and animals of all kinds, with a soft spot for cats and elephants. Never quite 5 feet tall, she embraced Shakespeare's words ”And, though she be but little, she is fierce.” She had a sense of humor and sharp wit that few who knew her ever forgot, matched by a warmth and generosity that left few untouched.


Her family are especially grateful for the kind and attentive care she received from her caregivers at Home Instead and Ellis Hospital.


The funeral will take place on Tuesday June 1st at 2.00 p.m. in the Agudat Achim Cemetery on Schermerhorn Street in Rotterdam. As for giving in Polly’s honor, donations to Agudat Achim are especially welcome, as are contributions to any charity or effort that to you reflects her spirit and values. For directions or to leave a condolence message for the family, and for a link to the live-streamed service, please visit


June 1st 2021
Memorial service for Pauline Schwartz at Agudat Achim, Schermerhorn Street in Rotterdam NY. Ceremony begins at 2:00 pm EST. Broadcast may begin early (approximately 20 minutes prior to ceremony) for sound and video test while viewers tune in. Please note this link is set to Unlisted and can be only viewed if someone has the link. Please share with Friends and Family. If you wish you may use the comment section to leave a message.


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