Robert (Bob) Jay Schwartz passed away November 19, 2016, in Houston, Texas. Bob was born March 23, 1929, in Houston, Texas to the late Dr. Abel and Ella (Abrams) Schwartz. He graduated from Lamar Senior High before attending Rice University, where he received BSEE and MSEE degrees. He served on active duty during the Korean War with the Marine Corps Reserve as a 2nd Lt., 1st Lt., and Captain. After the war, Bob moved to Washington, D.C. to work for the government. There he met and married Miriam Cloder, the love of his life. Their son, Jeffrey, was born the following year. They later moved back to Houston, where their second son, Steven, was born. Bob was very active in civic affairs. He was President of the Men ‘s Club of Congregation Beth Israel, President of the local chapter of the IEEE Geophysical Section, President of the Marilyn Estates Association, President of the Brays Bayou Association, and Corresponding Secretary of the Willow Waterhole Greenspace Conservancy. The Schwartz Gazebo at the Willow Waterhole Greenway was recently named in Bob’s honor for his dedicated service to the community. His name also appears on 14 patents. He was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Miriam Schwartz.
Bob is survived by his sons, Jeffrey Schwartz and Steven Schwartz (Julie); grandchildren Kylie and Dylan; sister Aileen Gugenheim (Milton); brother William Schwartz (Barbara), as well as numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Willow Waterhole Greenspace Conservancy.