Rita M Schwartz

November 23, 1914 - November 13, 2011

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SCHWARTZ, Rita (nee Effler), beloved wife of the late Herbert Schwartz, loving mother of Dave (Sandy), Jim (Robin) and the late Herb Jr. and Maria Schwartz, dear grandmother of Marty (Andrea), Brad (Molly), Andy (Abigail) and Megan Schwartz, Jamie (Kristi), Beth (Alex) Ewing, Rob and Chris Schwartz, great-grandmother of 8, dear sister of Bill (Dorothy) Effler, Cent (the late Albert) Rahn and the late Fr. Roy Effler, OFM. Rita was co-founder of Schwartz Jewelers in College Hill. Sunday, November 13, 2011, age 96. No visitation. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Clare Church, 1443 Cedar Ave., College Hill, Thursday at 7 p.m. with reception following in the church basement. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Clare Church, St. Xavier High School or Tender Mercies.


Suzanne M Levine - Nov 17, 2011

Dear Dave and Sandy, and Family. I was deeply saddened to read of the loss of your Mother.Please accept my most sincere sympathy. Suzanne Levine

Thomas Coors - Nov 16, 2011

I wish to express my deepest sympathies to the entire Schwartz family. May you all find comfort in knowing that you now have a marvelous angel watching over you. God bless, Tom

Joanne Kemper - Nov 16, 2011

My heart goes out to the Schwartz family. Mrs. Schwartz was one of the kindest, sweetest persons I’ve had the pleasure of knowing. She always had a smile and kind word, and made you feel very welcome. Schwartz Jewelers and the Schwartz family has a very special place in my heart. Rest in peace, Rita.

St. Xavier High School - Nov 15, 2011

Schwartz Family,

We at St. Xavier High School were truly sorry to hear of the passing of your mother/grandmother, Rita. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your entire family as you mourn the loss of your loved one. May the spirit of St. Francis Xavier be with you and your family during this difficult time.


John Schrantz ‘96
Director of Alumni Relations

Fr. Denny Ahern ‘56
Alumni Chaplain

Anthony E. Schad ‘81
Director of Development Services